A fantastic model of collaboration: thinking partners who aren't echo chambers.

Margaret Heffernan

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“Dare to Disagree.” TEDGlobal 2012. Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Dare to Disagree." TEDGlobal 2012. Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: According to this quote by author and businesswoman Margaret Heffernan, the best teamwork happens when partners express their own ideas rather than agreeing with each other all the time. In the 2012 TED Talk this quote is from, Heffernan explains that "constructive conflict" is important for progress in both work and personal relationships, but that this style of communication is also uncommon -- because people are afraid of conflict. Watch the full TED Talk here: Margaret Heffernan - Dare to Disagree