Commitment: Creating World-Changing Collaborations

This is the last post in a series introducing a 3-part framework for creating world-changing collaborations. This framework is based on 4 years of podcast interviews, conversations and research. In it, I identified three key parts to creating and maintaining successful world-changing collaborations. 3 C’s framework: Communication, Commonality and Commitment. Today, we will cover the…

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Commonality Creating World-Changing Collaborations

Last week, I shared a 3-part framework for creating world-changing collaborations. The 3Cs framework is a crowd-sourced framework based on 4 years of interviews on my podcast with professionals from all parts of the travel and tourism industry. From those conversations, I identified three key parts to creating and maintaining successful world-changing collaborations. 3Cs framework:…

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As we start to round the corner on 2020 and look toward the future and recovery for our industry, we have a tremendous opportunity to rebuild smarter. We did it after 9/11 and again after the great recession and we will do it again after the COVID-19 pandemic. We need new thinking and new ideas…

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Capacity building is the process of developing strength and sustainability. The process helps organizations and communities achieve longevity and focus more on fulfilling their mission and less on survival. There are several different components to capacity building including: Giving people the tools they need to feel engaged and empowered Educating people on different processes Giving…

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“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” – Karen Kaiser Clark Given all the racial injustice happening across the country, conversations around equity, diversity and inclusion – which were formally often reactive to specific situations – have transitioned to proactive discussions to effectively implement change. However, many are wondering the best place to start.…

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Everybody is a tourist at some point in their lives. Everybody likes to take a vacation. Everybody dreams of getting away from the day to day and traveling to a destination that will soothe their soul. It’s interesting however that for some members of our society that travel daydreaming comes with having to first investigate…

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Living in today’s world has been an experience unlike any we have been through before. So much of what we knew to be true, expected to happen and planned for, drastically changed for so many of us. At Break the Ice Media, working in the travel and tourism industry is what we do, who we…

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In these uncertain times and with so much unrest in our world, it can be hard to stay positive. These five ways to keep a forward-thinking mindset will help you stay focused on the key things to move your organization through this crisis and come out stronger in the end. I am often accused of…

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Author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek said it best, “These are not unprecedented times. There are many cases where change or something unexpected has put many companies out of business and made other companies come out stronger and reinvent themselves.” As we’ve watched this pandemic unfold over the past couple of months, we’ve been witness…

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Working Through a Pandemic in the Travel and Tourism Industry

We are not in control. That is what creates the fear that drives panic and hysteria when something like the Coronavirus hits. We are not in control. That is true to some extent but I do not buy into that notion 100%. We are not in control of how this virus is spreading from continent…

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