Start typing and press Enter to searchTap and type to search

Collaboration, Leadership, Employee Engagement, Teams, Talent Development, Meetings, Facilitation

Interaction Associates Blog

Our blog is filled with actionable insights on collaboration as well as practical approaches to implement these insights within organizations.

Jay Cone

Jay Cone has spent the past 25 years focusing on leadership development, strategic thinking and innovation. Prior to joining Interaction Associates, Jay worked in the food service industry as a training manager, Human Resources director, and internal consultant. Jay is a thought leader for Interaction Associates’ work in teams, innovation and strategic thinking. Jay is a regular contributor to Saybrook University’s Rethinking Complexity blog. His articles on strategy and leadership development have appeared in Rotman Magazine, The Journal of Global Business and Organizational Excellence, Training Magazine, and The American Society for Training and Development's Best of Customer Service Training. Jay served on the editorial review committee for David Straus' book, How to Make Collaboration Work, and contributed a chapter on accountability to Leadership for Transformation, edited by JoAnn Danelo Barbour and Gill Robinson Hickman. Jay served for five years on the faculty of the Executive M.B.A. program at The University of Texas at Dallas, where he taught innovation and collaboration. Jay is conducting research and writing a dissertation on organizational strategy formation to complete his Ph.D. program in organizational systems. Jay's current consulting practice focuses on senior team facilitation, strategic thinking, leadership development, and innovation.

Blog Feature

Collaboration | Engagement

By: Jay Cone

High employee engagement correlates with better team and organizational performance. Engaged employees help each other out, take greater initiative, and assume more responsibility for aligning their needs with the goals of the company.*

Blog Feature

Change Management | Collaboration

By: Jay Cone

I’m in the business of helping people ask better questions. I shouldn’t be surprised, then, when someone asks me, “What makes one question better than another?”

Blog Feature

Leadership | Collaboration

By: Jay Cone

Senior Consultant Jay Cone explores common disconnects when leaders approach collaboration with the wrong ends in mind — and the central question to set up collaboration for success.