Boundary Spanning Leadership: Six Practices for Solving Problems, Driving Innovation, and Transforming Organizations

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/10/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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The most effective tools and techniques for managers who need to drive innovation across cultural, organizational, and geographic boundariesBoundaries exist, whether among cultures or across physical distances. What matters most is how you work to bridge these divides to leverage their team's wide-ranging talents and abilities to deliver value. Powered by data from the Leadership Across Differences project, a global research initiative of The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL),Boundary Spanning Leadershipprovides a world of vital guidance, tools, and knowledge that lets you resolve conflicts, eliminate miscommunication, and foster collaboration among diverse teams.Built around Six Key Practices: Buffering: Creating Safety Reflecting: Fostering Respect Connecting: Building Trust Mobilizing: Developing Community Weaving: Advancing Interdependence Transforming: Catalyzing Reinvention . . .Boundary Spanning Leadershipwill help you transform borders from flashpoints for conflict and limitation into the frontiers of break-through ideas and solutions, and ways to reinvent your organization.Inside:The Shifting Leadership Landscape: Don't Look Now Identity Groups: Work in a World of Us and Them Boundary Mapping and Boundary-Setting Tactics: Drawing the Line The Leader's Role: Fostering Collaboration Toward a Creative, Collaborative Future

Author Biography

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Chris Ernst (Greensboro, NC) is Director—APAC Research & Innovation for the Center for Creative Leadership, and coauthor of Success for the New Global Manager.
Donna Chrobot-Mason (Cincinnati, Ohio) is an associate professor with the Center for Organizational Leadership at the University of Cincinnati.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xv
Prefacep. xxi
Acknowledgmentsp. xxix
Introductionp. 1
The Forces That Pull us Apart and Bring us Togetherp. 15
The Shifting Leadership Landscapep. 17
Us and Them: Why Identity Mattersp. 40
Intergroup Boundaries: The great Dividep. 57
Managing Boundariesp. 81
Buffering: Creating Safetyp. 84
Reflecting: Fostering Respectp. 104
Forging Common Groundp. 127
Connecting: Building Trustp. 130
Mobilizing: Developing Communityp. 150
Discovering New Frontiersp. 169
Weaving: Advancing Interdependencep. 172
Transforming: Enabling Reinventionp. 197
The Nexus Effectp. 219
The Nexus Effect and Youp. 221
Toward an Interdependent, Collaborative Futurep. 247
About The Researchp. 255
Boundary Spanning Leadership Summary Tablep. 269
Where to go Next: CCL Resources for Boundary Spanning Leadershipp. 273
Notesp. 281
Indexp. 291
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