In our complex environment, nonprofit organizations and public agencies must work together collaboratively and cut across organizational boundaries if they are to solve today's tough problems.
Leading Across Boundaries offers a stimulating and highly accessible guide for leaders of nonprofit and governmental organizations who want to develop successful and lasting partnerships. Written by Russell Linden, an expert in the field of organizational change, this important resource shows how to make collaboration work in real-world situations. Linden explores the interpersonal and organizational forces that can inhibit collaboration and offers strategies for overcoming these often daunting challenges.
Created as a companion to Linden's Working Across Boundaries, this book is filled with illustrative examples of collaborations–both successful ventures and those that have failed. These examples can help leaders anticipate, prevent, and deal with the most vexing challenges to collaboration. In addition, the author offers expert guidance on leveraging emerging trends in this field, including the use of social-networking tools on the Web. Based on a clear framework, Leading Across Boundaries includes the practical and time-tested tools needed to tackle any difficulties that confront collaborative leaders.
Leading Across Boundaries offers public managers and nonprofit leaders a wealth of new material, case studies, and instructive international examples. In-depth case studies–drawn from education, health and human services, law enforcement, finance, intelligence agencies, the arts, and other fields–are available online.
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.