Whether you are working on a neighborhood event or complex global project, the foundation for collaborative success is determined by how people value each other’s contributions. A positive outcome is contingent on the respect each group member has for everyone’s contributions. This chapter describes several methods by which leaders can build a collaborative culture that demonstrates trust, responsibility, and accountability. Conversational techniques are discussed that can help teams recognize commonalities, as opposed to differences, and begin to use each other’s strengths sooner. Emphasis is placed on initiating the most effective collaborative strategies based on the situation and the type of organizational structure.