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The bookRadical Collaboration first explores the range of attitudes people bring to the task of collaboration and relationship building. The defensive, adversarial Red Zone attitude is contrasted with a more effective and collaborative Green Zone attitude. Maintaining a Green Zone attitude is the single most important thing readers can do to increase their effectiveness when working to turn conflict into collaboration.

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Acknowledgements
Preface

INTRODUCTION: The Five Essentials

PART 1: 1ST ESSENTIAL SKILL: COLLABORATIVE INTENTION

Chapter 1 Attitude and Intention: Staying in the Green Zone

Chapter 2 Hey, Buzz Off!... I Am Not Defensive!

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Chapter 2

HEY, BUZZ OFF! . . . I Am Not Defensive!

Remaining nondefensive is the single most important thing you can do to increase your effectiveness when working to turn conflict into collaboration. Defensiveness fans the flames of conflict and divisiveness. We’re consistently reminded how important an authentic nondefensive presence can be.

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