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Explore fun stories and insights of successful collaboration with guests from around the world, and then dive into what made them work.

Cool Collaborations Scott Millar

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Explore fun stories and insights of successful collaboration with guests from around the world, and then dive into what made them work.

    #41 Graeme Priddle and Carlie Starr – CollaboratioNZ

    #41 Graeme Priddle and Carlie Starr – CollaboratioNZ

    Here we are at the last podcast of season 2, episode #41. I finish up this season with a conversation that is really a continuation of the last episode where we talked about collaboration in the world of creating art. I am privileged to speak with Graeme Priddle and Carlie Starr on the gathering of kiwi and international artists at CollaboratioNZ in northern New Zealand. We explore what Collaboration New Zealand is all about, some of what Carlie and Graeme see as special about the gathering, and some insights into the creativity that comes in this unique collaborative setting. Please enjoy our conversation. 
    Some links to some of the things we discuss during this episode: 
    Graeme PriddleCarlie StarrCollaborationNZEmma Lake CollaborationBook: The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia CameronBook: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonBook: Silent Sprint by Rachel CarsonYour host for the Cool Collaborations podcast is Scott Millar. Scott is the principle of Collaboration Dynamics, where he often works as a "peacemaker" by gathering people with different experiences and values and helping them navigate beyond their differences to tackle complex problems together. 

    • 46 min
    #40 Neville Parker – Collaborative Art Galleries

    #40 Neville Parker – Collaborative Art Galleries

    My guest today is Neville Parker, a sculptor from New Zealand and a keen supporter of a gathering of artists called CollaborationNZ. Today we talk about how he came into a collaborative mindset through CollaborationNZ, how art galleries work, and how Neville used a collaborative business model for his galleries. 
    Some links to some of the things we discuss during this episode: 
    Neville ParkerCollaborationNZThe Artwonk PodcastBook: Sarum: The Novel of England by Edward RutherfordYour host for the Cool Collaborations podcast is Scott Millar. Scott is the principle of Collaboration Dynamics, where he often works as a "peacemaker" by gathering people with different experiences and values and helping them navigate beyond their differences to tackle complex problems together. 

    • 44 min
    #39 Sharon Fraser and Jennifer Chaplyn – Clarion Call

    #39 Sharon Fraser and Jennifer Chaplyn – Clarion Call

    It’s my privilege to speak with Sharon Fraser and Jennifer Chaplin, two of the three founding directors of an Australian consultancy called Clarion Call. Sharon brings her experience in the health system together and Jennifer brings experience from the service system. Both Jennifer and Sharon have a huge depth of experience and skill for creating spaces where community voices can be heard, and systems level change can occur. In our conversation, today we touch a little on what Sharon and Jennifer do, some of the key collaboration ingredients and examples, and then we spend some time unpacking the idea of collaborative governance. Please enjoy our conversation.
    Some links to some of the things we discuss during this episode: 
    Sharon FraserJennifer ChaplynClarion CallBook: Rethinking the Fifth Discipline: Learning Within the Unknowable by Robert Louis FloodBook: Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don't Agree with or Like or Trust by Adam KahaneYour host for the Cool Collaborations podcast is Scott Millar. Scott is the principle of Collaboration Dynamics, where he often works as a "peacemaker" by gathering people with different experiences and values and helping them navigate beyond their differences to tackle complex problems together. 

    • 54 min
    #38 Tai Lake – Hawaii Artists Collaboration (revisit)

    #38 Tai Lake – Hawaii Artists Collaboration (revisit)

    I happened across Tai Lake and the Hawaii Artists Collaboration by accident, and I am so grateful that I did. In this episode, Tai shares his perspectives on the creative power of collaboration and the ability to bring together masters of the craft to grow their skills and their vocabulary. I found his enthusiasm for collaboration more than a little infectious, and I am grateful that we were able to connect.
    Our conversation makes me think about the kind of people we bring into collaborative work and the level of maturity or mastery in an area of expertise that they represent. Tai talks about leaving your ego out and coming together to raise the state of the craft overall. 
    I’m sure you will enjoy this conversation with a master furniture builder on the Hawaii Artists Collaboration. 

    Some links to some of the things we discuss during this episode: 
    Tai Lake WoodworkingHawaii Artists CollaborationDanish architectEero Saarinen:"Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context - a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan" - Eero Saarinen.Emma Lake CollaborationCollaborationNZJake James - BlacksmithHenry Pomfret – There was no specific link for Henry, but I did find this link to a blacksmithing demonstration at the International Blacksmithing event in 2016.Lisa Geertsen - Blacksmith Your host for the Cool Collaborations podcast is Scott Millar. Scott is the principle of Collaboration Dynamics, where he often works as a "peacemaker" by gathering people with different experiences and values and helping them navigate beyond their differences to tackle complex problems together. 

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    #37 Thea Snow – Collaboration and Reimagining Government

    #37 Thea Snow – Collaboration and Reimagining Government

    I am speaking today with Thea Snow, Director with the Centre for Public Impact for Australia and New Zealand. Thea’s worked previously as a lawyer, a civil servant, and as part of the Nesta Innovation Foundation in the United Kingdom. In our conversation today, we talk about reimagining government and the role of collaboration in that reimagining, about storytelling, sense-making, and imagining, and about complexity in systems change. I’m sure you’ll enjoy our conversation. 
    Some links to some of the things we discuss during this episode: 
    Thea SnowNesta – The Innovation FoundationCentre for Public ImpactBook: Thinking in Systems, A Primer by Donella H. MeadowsWebinar: Reimagining Government 2022: An ANZOG and Centre for Public Impact SeriesAustralia and New Zealand School of GovernmentAustralian Centre for Social InnovationCassie RobinsonGeoff MulganOctavia E. ButlerOtto ScharmerHand Up Malee - Collective Impact InitiativeMichael Quinn Patton on Utilization-Focused EvaluationBlog: The (il)logic of legibility - why governments should stop simplifying complex systems by Thea SnowBook: Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed by James C. ScottFunding Program: Stronger Places, Stronger PeopleCertainty Artifacts blog by Thea SnowBook: Radical Help by Hilary CottamYour host for the Cool Collaborations podcast is Scott Millar. Scott is the principle of Collaboration Dynamics, where he often works as a "peacemaker" by gathering people with different experiences and values and helping them navigate beyond their differences to tackle complex problems together. 

    • 49 min
    #36 Scott Millar – Questions and Answers

    #36 Scott Millar – Questions and Answers

    This is a solo episode. Just me answering a few questions I’ve received from listeners. I have a chance to share some of my thinking around collaboration, my background, and some of the overlap between good collaboration and good leadership. Please enjoy. 
    Some links to some of the resources I mention during this episode: 
    Scott MillarBook: Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate by Roger Fisher and Dan Shapiro Book: Principles: Life and Work by Ray DalioBook: Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss and Tahl RazYour host for the Cool Collaborations podcast is Scott Millar. Scott is the principle of Collaboration Dynamics, where he often works as a "peacemaker" by gathering people with different experiences and values and helping them navigate beyond their differences to tackle complex problems together. 

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