Deb Mashek

Publication date: January 24, 2023

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“We’ve all gotten stuck working with people we don’t like. Thankfully, Deb Mashek has written a lively, actionable book to fix that. Combining her expertise as a psychologist and her experience as a consultant, she reveals how we can earn trust, repair relationships, and create collaborations that bring out the best in us.”
Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

Many people have mixed feelings about workplace collaboration. On the one hand, they know collaboration is essential to achieve complex goals. On the other hand, they know collaboration is a slog. People pull in different directions. There’s desperately little communication and even less follow through. One person ends up doing all the work. The result? Friction mounts. Projects fizzle. Great people walk.

Here’s why: very few of us ever receive any formal training in how to collaborate well.

In Collabor(h)ate, Deb Mashek draws on her deep experience as a relationships researcher and collaboration facilitator to reveal everything you need to know to make workplace collaborations less painful and more productive.

Dr Deb Mashek is an experienced business consultant, professor, higher education administrator, and national nonprofit executive. She applies relationship science to help people collaborate better.
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When collaboration is done well it creates an exponentially better end result but when done poorly it can create low morale, low output and a whole host of other problems. The book teaches readers a framework for collaborating better and explains the dynamics of solid team/group work.


…essential reading for anyone who wants to improve collaboration and relationships in the workplace. I cannot recommend Collabor(h)ate highly enough. It is a game-changer.


Deb Mashek is the guru of all things collaboration. She provides leaders and teams a paradigm for working better together. Deb taps her life experiences, research and business acumen in developing this easy-to-read and still super-substantive resource for all teams everywhere. Collabor(h)ate is full of great stories AND practical models and tools you can use right away.


The Mashek Matrix is genius, akin to Stephen Covey’s Four Quadrants. The launch of this book marks a paradigm shift in our business culture.


Relatable, actionable, and empirically-based – this book is a must-read for any professional looking to improve their workplace relationships and productivity.


The Mashek Matrix, nine strategies to positively influence collaborative relationships , and insight into understanding and managing interdependence are worth their weight in gold.


For a short book, it’s exceptionally powerful, and one I would not hesitate to recommend.


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