Leadership for the Common Good: Tackling Public Problems in a Shared-Power World (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 18, 2005 - Business & Economics - 448 pages
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When it was first published in 1992, Leadership for the Common Good presented a revolutionary approach to community and organizational leadership in a shared-power world. Now, in this completely revised and updated edition, Barbara Crosby and John Bryson expand on their proven leadership model and offer new insights and guidance to leaders. This second edition is a practical resource for a new generation of leaders and aspiring leaders and includes success stories, challenges, and real-world experience.

Today's leaders cannot work in a vacuum. They must include others, navigate politics, and find common ground among diverse perspectives. Leadership for the Common Good offers an integrated approach to shared leadership and shows how to tackle the complex problems facing today's organizations and communities. Crosby and Bryson provide guidance, offer hope, and show leaders how to thrive in constantly changing environments. Step-by-step, the book explains how to identify issues and challenges within organizations and communities, facilitate change in public forums and decision-making arenas, and explore and implement solutions.

Leadership for the Common Good is filled with practical information, real-world examples, negotiation techniques, and networking strategies that will inspire leaders and help to mobilize collective action.

  

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Contents

Part One Understanding Leadership in SharedPower Settings
1
Part Two The Process of Policy Entrepreneurship
195
Summary and Conclusion
359
References
365
Resource A Conflict Management
393
Resource B A Guide to Oval Mapping
395
Resource C Seven Zones
399
Resource D Forums Arenas and Courts
401
Resource E Future Search
427
Resource F Initial Policy Retreats
433
Name Index
437
Subject Index
445
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About the author (2005)

Barbara C. Crosby is an associate professor at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University Minnesota, Minneapolis. She conducts workshops on, and has written extensively about, leadership and public policy, women in leadership, and strategic planning. A frequent speaker at conferences and workshops, she has conducted training for senior managers of nonprofit, business, and government organizations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Poland, and Ukraine.

John M. Bryson is a professor of planning and public affairs and associate dean for research and centers at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He consults widely on leadership and strategic planning with public, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations in the United States and abroad. He is the author of Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations and Creating and Implementing Your Strategic Plan (with Farnum K. Alston), both from Jossey-Bass.

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