The Collaborative Way® is an intentional and designed way of working together that harnesses the collective intelligence, imagination and spirit of a company's workforce.

When put into practice, this unique methodology offers a critical strategic advantage, even in highly competitive markets and against companies with more funding and greater resources.

Lloyd Fickett & Associates works with you to develop a core leadership group that is actively learning and practicing The Collaborative Way®. We then support you in spreading the practice throughout your company, giving you the capability to train and develop this way of working into the future with or without our further involvement.

Our clients are owners of successful companies who have high integrity and a personal commitment to building a great company. In their own words, our clients share the impact The Collaborative Way® has had on their companies…click here.

“Our industry is tough and demanding, and yet we have created a unique culture where we respect one another while constantly pushing toward taking on the challenges and changes necessary to become and remain the best. The Collaborative Way® gives us the tools to accomplish this. Without it we would not be as good a place to work and we would not be nearly as good at what we do.”
Ross Myers

CEO, Allan Myers

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The Collaborative Way

A Story About Engaging the Mind and Spirit of a Company

This long-requested book by Lloyd Fickett and Jason Fickett illustrates the power of The Collaborative Way®. This story explores each principle and let’s you see this designed way of working together in action. This informative introduction to the principles provides a very illuminating and powerful contribution to support your Collaborative Way® practice.


Leading The Collaborative Way

Overcoming the Seven Most Common Pitfalls

This book is based on 20 years of experience in supporting companies in using The Collaborative Way® to gain a significant competitive advantage. It covers in depth each of the seven most common pitfalls when taking on The Collaborative Way® and provides invaluable support in overcoming these pitfalls. Each chapter has an additional co-author, many of whom are executives in companies practicing The Collaborative Way®.


A CEO’s advice: Assume Positive Intent

We all make mistakes. However, we hold a double standard – we judge other people’s mistakes differently than we judge our own. Being blind to this double standard is detrimental to effective team work and will negatively impact your ability to lead. Read this article to to understand how assuming positive intent is a powerful leadership move.

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“Implementing The Collaborative Way has increased my ability to lead, inspire and influence my team unlike before. Learning how to be an advocate for my team has increased their effectiveness and willingness to be led. Our team is now responding with higher accountability and responsibility. We have learned to develop leadership in others.”
Jeff Dodge

General Manager, Timney Triggers

Why use an intentional way of working together?

We all come to the workplace with different backgrounds and expectations about how we’re supposed to work together. As a result, we are prone to ineffectiveness, misunderstanding and upset. In order to create an environment conducive to collaboration, we need to design and take on learning an intentional way of working together. Read more.