What does that mean, you ask? To begin ….
To collaborate as defined by Merriam-Webster is to:
Work jointly with others or together.
Cooperate with or willingly assist.
Cooperate with one who is not immediately connected.
So Just for Today, before sharing your view of an issue, ask how another sees the situation. When discussing a topic of current events ask what another views as important to the event.
For the next 24 hours when sharing your ideas, thoughts, and suggestions focus the conversation in a manner that has others who are involved know their thoughts, ideas, and suggestions are inclusive of, verse less than, what you bring to the discussion.
This will most likely feel foreign to you at first. Hold with it. Collaboration brings strength to discussion and solutions. Something more than our idea alone can ever achieve.
A tree alone may be magnificent. Together they are a forest giving life to our world.