Choose collaborators who:
♦ Have diverse talents and skills.
♦ Bring new perspectives.
♦ Can think beyond self and think of the higher goal.
♦ Show the ability to choose a role or tasks and follow through.
♦ Are committed to the work.
♦ Are honest and tactful.
♦ Are flexible, can go with the flow and shift their thinking.
♦ Choose to be in the collaboration and are accessible.
♦ Are open to possibilities.
♦ Will make time and space for the collaboration.
♦ Have a tolerance for uncertainty.
♦ Share your values in relation to the work to be done. For example, you and your collaborators may usually be competitors and yet you have a reason to come together around a particular goal.
♦ Have a track record from serving on a board or committee with you, when possible. You’ll have a sense of how they think and whether they deliver on promises.