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To work effectively as a team, it is important that we understand and agree upon what we want to achieve together. The most powerful and authentic visions emerge from a full understanding of one another’s personal visions. Often, newly forming groups jump right into defining their shared task or creating a vision for their team’s work. Taking the time for each individual of the team to fully explore and articulate their own personal needs and potential benefits is a constructive way to ensure that the hopes and needs of each individual team member is heard, understood and integrated into the team’s vision and action plan.

Tamarack Institute

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The Tamarack Institute is a connected force for community change. We work with leaders in non-profits, governments, businesses and the community to make work of advancing positive community change easier and more effective. We do this by teaching and writing about collective impact, community engagement, collaborative leadership, community development, and evaluating community impact. We host two learning communities Cities Reducing Poverty and Cities Deepening Community turning theory into action.

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