About

Robert M Donaldson

My name is Bob Donaldson. I am a master collaborator. I fix the things that are broken in group dynamics.

See my YouTube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wuckm38eEIY

After 30 years in leadership, positively impacting more than one dysfunctional group along the way, I have acquired an entire set of behaviors that can change your group forever. Whether you’re running a business, a non-profit, a government agency or a project team, I can help you blend multiple disciplines for mission-centered strategies and outcomes to improve the way your team works together.

Yes, I can help bring about positive collaborative change in literally any group wanting any outcome.

Bob is a master at leading mission-oriented teams who respect, challenge, and support each other in working towards a common goal. —Valerie Young

Many consultants make similar claims but their efforts fall short after they leave, allowing your group to revert to the same old destructive patterns. So what makes my approach different? I came up through the ranks. My successful approach was developed through the grit of trench warfare in real groups, where I converted the worst situations into high performance. Over 25 years, I used these groups as a laboratory that allowed me to discover, gather, tease out, and test the most effective behaviors while throwing out or modifying those behaviors that didn’t work and simply repeating any behavior that did work.

Bob’s capabilities and capacity to distill complex and challenging issues into systematic approaches to solutions is near genius. —Teresa Herrera

Moving away from standalone subjective statements like “positive attitude,” “get along with others,” and “work smarter,” I have turned all performance measures into behaviors. Behaviors give clear expectations. They are easier to teach, easier to observe, easier to emulate, and easier to record as actual performance. On the other hand, unclear expectations cause error because group members are not sure what is expected of them. Collaborative Group Behaviors fixes this subjective mess.

My collection of Collaborative Group Behaviors include almost 100 different behaviors that universally promote the effectiveness of each group member and thereby the success of any group.

I create well-designed groups by establishing the foundational support for collaboration within the group environment. This is not another “flavor of the month” on how you can improve your group or your leadership staff. This is a fundamental shift away from fear generation, and towards collaboration, that has true staying power.

Bob has demonstrated the ability to work under a high-pressure, fast-paced environment  —Jeff Ira

You will find that in order to provide brilliant service to the group mission, most folks just need the training and support that they deserve as hardworking and well-intended group members. Their service will erupt once they actually integrate and experience the collaborative and supportive behaviors in their new group environment. You can’t create a collaborative group from those who are unwilling to collaborate, however, so how a group implements Collaborative Group Behaviors plays a key role. Once the implementation process is completed, all you will be left with are people who want to collaborate! Imagine that!

Simply put, what I did for myself and my groups, I can do for you and yours.

If you want your group to launch towards its maximum potential, work with me.

 

 

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Testimonials

I have worked very closely with Mr. Robert (Bob) Donaldson of Collaborative Strategies for over seven years. Bob is one of the most detail oriented and organized people I have ever met and displays these traits in his professional approach. Bob is extremely talented in his ability to work closely with others in strategic systems and organizations. He is able to bring many differing, and sometimes opposing, concepts together into one room and work out a collaborative solution to address whatever challenge the organization may be facing. I believe Bob’s absolute strongest skill is his ability to see the big picture related to the project at hand and set up systems that allow him or the designated project lead to organize and successfully carry out whatever project they are working to complete. This talent has been demonstrated not only on project related work, but also in workforce situations where Bob has organized teams to complete assignments in an orderly and structured manner…
Dan ChildManagerSouth Bayside System Authority