Episode 189

Communicate + Collaborate

August 14, 2018

Especially after writing our book, Being Boss: Take Control of Your Work + Live Life on Your Own Terms, we’ve gotten lots of questions about how we collaborate so strongly and maintain strong communication despite being in separate locations and also having separate businesses of our own. Today we’re sharing our tips and tactics for collaboration, having hard conversations, and getting on the same page with your ideas.

Episode Transcript
"No matter what, if you're in it for the same reasons, you should both want the same thing."
- Emily Thompson

Discussed in this Episode

  • Laying out your strengths and weaknesses and finding a partner that balances them
  • Breaking up responsibilities vs. collaborating in real time on a single task
  • Dealing with power struggles in collaboration
  • Delegating and sharing tasks
  • Having hard conversations
  • Saying "yes" and saying "no" to your partner's ideas
  • Understanding your values
  • Tools and tactics for communication in collaboration

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Resources Mentioned

Hosts + Guests

Emily Thompson
Emily Thompson


Almanac Supply Co

Kathleen Shannon
Kathleen Shannon


Braid Creative