How explaining to a 5 year old challenges your understanding of collaboration

Anyone who has ever tried to explain a complicated concept to a child understands that there is nothing better for solidifying your own understanding of a topic, or lack thereof. This article by Rawn Shah asks, "How well do you really know a subject? [T]he best way is [to] teach the concept to someone else new to the idea. If you really want to test yourself, try explaining it to a 5 year old. This was a real discussion I had with my little girl about the difference between cooperation and collaboration." To read this entertaining article, visit this page.

Rawn Shah also has his own website, The Reconnected Organization, a collection of articles on collaboration, leadership and work ethos.