October 13th 2017
9th International Conference Retrospective: Collaboration in a Competitive World
If you have missed CRF's 9th International Conference in Amsterdam - Collaboration in a Competitive World: Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity - access a summary of all speaker presentations and conference proceeding here.
Over the three days, our experts covered a variety of topics including teamwork and teaming; high-performing networks, downsides of collaboration overload and the link between collaboration and innovation. The retrospective provides a summary of key messages and takeaways, as well as video interviews with the keynote speakers.
Our keynote speakers included:
- Amy C. Edmondson - Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School
- Margaret Heffernan - Author and Producer
- Rob Cross - Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Leadership, Babson College
- Hamish Taylor - Expert in Innovation, Customer Focus and Leadership
- Alex Steele - Jazz Pianist, International Consultant and Educator.
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