Leading Across Boundaries: Creating Collaborative Agencies in a Networked World

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 12, 2010 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
Praise for Leading Across Boundaries

"Leading Across Boundaries is a terrific resource for nonprofit leaders. It is filled with great stories of collaboration, and also with the how-to's to make them work!"
–Arlene Kaukus, former president, United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, and a nonprofit consultant

"Linden illustrates the importance of collaboration, but drives further into issues of networks to teach us valuable lessons about core interests, trust, leadership, and success. This book is a very valuable and timely resource for practitioners who seek to produce more value from effective collaboration."
–Stephen Goldsmith, Daniel Paul Professor of Government, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and author, The Power of Social Innovation

"Linden provides a fresh, practitioner-oriented perspective on the topic of collaboration–especially for those in the public and nonprofit sectors wanting to benefit from Web 2.0 and social-networking technologies. It's a gem of a book and a terrific road map for leading change."

–Warren Master, president and editor-in-chief, The Public Manager

"Linden uses fabulous examples to illustrate the essential ideas for collaboration and for effective leadership. His discussions of political acumen and the interpersonal side of collaboration are especially enlightening. I've been a manager for a long time, and wish I'd read this book earlier in my career!"
–Ellen Switkes, assistant vice president emeritus, academic advancement, office of the president, University of California

"Trust, transparency, and relationships are keys to successful collaboration. Linden takes these concepts and more and constructs a masterful lesson plan for us to follow."
–Tim Longo, police chief, Charlottesville, Virginia

"...an invaluable contribution to anyone charged with shaping organizations, big and small."–Don Kettl, author, The Next Government of the United States

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Contents

Tables
1
Tobacco initiative 7 Nonprofit sector Tobacco farmers
4
A Collaborative Project Thats Making
25
A Framework for Collaboration
37
The Power of Relationships Built on Trust
55
Tables Figures and Exhibits
61
The Art of Collaborative Leadership
71
Dealing with Process
93
Integrated Air 9 Federal government Intelligence
173
Huge
177
Developing Sustainable
195
Child Advocacy 11 Local government Police and social
204
Tables Figures and Exhibits
212
A Structured Method
219
Using the New Web to Help Stakeholders
239
Developing the Leadership to Create
257

Team Development
109
for Collaborative Groups
119
Getting Commitment on a Common Direction
123
Working Effectively Across Different Cultures
137
Dealing with People Problems in Collaboration
157
Create Your Own Game Plan
275
Country Rankings on Five
283
Acknowledgments
297
Figures
303
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About the author (2010)

Russell M. Linden is a management consultant and adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia, the University of Maryland, and the Federal Executive Institute. He specializes in organizational change and has more than 30 years of experience helping government, nonprofit, and private-sector organizations develop leadership, foster innovation, and improve organizational performance. He is the author of Working Across Boundaries and Seamless Government.

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