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Leading Across Boundaries : Creating Collaborative Agencies in a Networked World



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This second edition of the bestselling book offers a practical guide that both explores the interpersonal and organizational forces that inhibit collaboration and offers government and nonprofit leaders the tools to combat those forces. The author provides concrete examples of both successful and unsuccessful collaborations; helps readers anticipate, prevent, and deal with the most vexing challenges to collaboration; and provides guidance on leveraging emerging trends in this field. Public managers and nonprofit organizations will find a wealth of new material, updated case studies, international examples, and in-depth online case studies.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Exhibitsp. ix
Major Case Studiesp. xiii
Web Contentsp. xvii
Introductionp. xix
Self-Assessmentp. xxix
Creating the Foundations of Collaborationp. 1
The Promise, and Challenge, of Leading in a Networked Worldp. 3
AGEP: A Collaborative Project That's Making a Big Differencep. 25
A Framework for Collaborationp. 37
The Power of Relationships Built on Trustp. 55
The Art of Collaborative Leadershipp. 71
Getting Started: Dealing with Process and People Issuesp. 93
Getting the Collaborative Process Startedp. 95
Getting Commitment on a Common Directionp. 123
Working Effectively Across Different Culturesp. 137
Dealing with People Problems in Collaborationp. 157
Dealing with the Most Difficult Situations: Huge Egos, Empire Builders, Information Hoarders, and Cultures That Reinforce Themp. 177
Developing Sustainable Collaborative Culturesp. 195
Co-Locating Operations: Using Shared Space to Foster Information Sharing and a Culture of Collaborationp. 197
Using CompStat: A Structured Method for Generating Collaboration and Accountabilityp. 219
Using the New Web to Help Stakeholders Collaborate in Value Creationp. 239
Developing the Leadership to Create Tomorrow's Collaborative Culturesp. 257
Create Your Own Game Planp. 275
Country Rankings on Five Cultural Factors Related to Collaborationp. 283
Bibliographyp. 287
Acknowledgmentsp. 297
About the Authorp. 299
Indexp. 301
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