The collaborative habit : life lessons for working together

by Tharp, Twyla.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HD69.S8 T45 2009
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  HD69.S8 T45 2009
Northern Tier Regional Library Nonfiction 650.13 THARP
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  650.13 THARP
In a career that has spanned four decades, choreographer Twyla Tharp has collaborated with great musicians, designers, thousands of dancers and almost a hundred companies. She's experienced the thrill of shared achievement and has seen what happens when group efforts fizzle. Her professional life has been - and continues to be - one collaboration after another.

In this practical sequel to her bestseller The Creative Habit, Tharp explains why collaboration is important to her - and can be for you. She shows how to recognize good candidates for partnership and how to build one successfully, and analyzes dysfunctional collaborations. And although this isn't a book that promises to help you deepen your romantic life, she suggests that the lessons you learn by working together professionally can help you in your personal relationships.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Face it, team has become an overused, overdone, even overwhelming business word--formalized in sports and extended to the predominantly male corporate world. Yet running as undertones throughout this latest contribution from world-famed choreographer and author Tharp (Push Comes to Shove 1993 and The Creative Habit 2006), is the sense that it's more than time for a kinder, gentler, and wiser take on working together. In 2009 and beyond, that word is collaboration ; writing primarily from the arts perspective, she weaves stories in and out of her points, as in collaboration should be a challenge and change, vis-à-vis her partnership with Mikhail Baryshnikov; or underscoring how to collaborate with a community is her tale of creating two ballets for the Pacific. Every chapter also features a collaborator or two, highlighting lessons to learn and listen to, from Duke's longtime basketball coach Mike Kryzyzewski to scientists Marie and Pierre Curie. If collaboration, as Tharp claims, is truly the buzzword of the millennium, then consider her as standard-bearer, motivator, and philosopher.--Jacobs, Barbara Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Tharp, Twyla.
Teams in the workplace.
Artistic collaboration.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster,2009
Edition 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Contributors Kornbluth, Jesse.
Language English
Description 147 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781416576501
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