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Collaborative Leadership How to Succeed in an Interconnected World

ISBN-10: 0750687053

ISBN-13: 9780750687058

Edition: 2009

Authors: David Archer, Alex Cameron

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Public private partnerships are an increasingly significant part of the UK economy--they are long term, they are here to stay and they are set to increase both in number and value. As an HR professional, you need to recruit and develop a new style of collaborative leader as individuals in these roles face a new set of challenges as a result of sharing power and control with people outside of their own organisation. This book gives managers and HR professionals the tools and confidence to manage these complex relationships in a more collaborative way. It focuses on the individual, and on practical changes you can make in the way that you work to improve the overall business performance. * Growing area of importance for HR professionals and leaders, especially within public sector organizations * Authors highly experienced in working at the leading edge of many complex partnership projects * Gives managers and HR professionals practical advice on how to manage these relationships
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 214
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

#60;b#62;David Archer#60;/b#62; is a professor in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, publishing on Earth#8242;s carbon cycle and its interaction with global climate. Dr. Archer has written a series of outreach books on climate change, including #60;i#62;Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast, a text for non-science major undergraduates; The Long Thaw: How Humans are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth#8242;s Climate; and The Global Carbon Cycle, a primer in climate science#60;/i#62;. He teaches classes on global warming, environmental chemistry, and global biogeochemical cycles, and is regular contributor to the climate science blog site realclimate.org.#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Ray Pierrehumbert#60;/b#62; is the Louis Block Professor of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, interested in the physics of climate, especially regarding the long term evolution of the climates of solar system and extrasolar planets, and author of "Principles of Planetary Climate", Cambridge University Press 2010.

Acknowledgments
About the authors
Foreword
The Rise of Collaborative Working
Beyond command and control
Everything is mutual
The ultimate partner
The explosion in business partnerships
The problem with partnership
The view from the top: partnership is essential
Why partnership have taken off
Five types of organisational collaboration
Take the first step
To Collaborate or Not to Collaborate?
The limits of togetherness
Transactional, symbiotic or mutual?
Points of interdependence: look out for the edge of the platform
Work out where you stand
Find your place on the spectrum
Don't fight shy of complexity
Get picky about who you collaborate with and why
Tell it like it is
Quantifying collaboration: the ten-step guide
The Partnership Roadmap
Know where you are
selection - fit for the future
transition - suspend judgment
maintenance - keep the machine running
Ending: don't burn your bridges
The partnership roadmap and collaboration
The Three-Legged Stool
Build a stable framework
Governance, operations and behaviours - the three-legged stool
The first leg: governance
Quality of decision-making: get the right people in the room
The second leg: operations
The third leg: behaviours
Three legs good, one leg bad
The Octagonal Tape Measure
You get what you measure
The rear-view mirror only looks one way
Bulldozing with detail
A measuring stick to beat you with
Measuring with a light touch
Go easy on the penalties
An octagonal measuring tape
What and how to measure
Measure the three legs of the stool - governance, operations, behaviours
Know when to escalate a problem
All in good measure
The Grit in the Oyster
The just don't understand us
Grit can make a pearl
Three common reactions: deny, ignore, obliterate
When cultures collide
Getting to grips with culture
Don't forget the sub-cultures
Analyzing collaboration styles: the organisational partnering indicator
The 16 types of organisation
How to use the profiles: get under each other's skin
Shifting the culture
Making difference work for you
The Secrets of Successful Leaders
Straight from the top
The draw of collaboration
Make it matter - for everyone
Don't blame when things go wrong
Put yourself in other people's shoes
Patience is a virtue
Share the credit, share the load
Exercise your inner steel
The art of quiet confidence
The chance to make a mark
Leaders make the difference
Why Some Collaborative Leaders Fail
Past performance is no guarantee of future success
The control freak
The idealist
The incrementalist
The selfish fast-streamer
Wising up to what it takes
Risk and Opportunity
Two and two can make eight
Why partnerships are riskier
Expect the unexpected
Put the right governance in place
Beware the risk register
Don't let risk destroy opportunity
Find your inner entrepreneur
Keep things open
Make things feel safe
Balance out the asymmetries
Cultivate incurable optimism
Go for it
Conflict and the Collaborative Leader
Conflict comes with the territory
Conflict can be healthy
Equip yourself to handle conflict
Don't ignore the early signs
Dig up the roots of conflict
Five leadership skills in dealing with conflict
Put the right governance in place
Make conflict-handling part of the culture
Learn to keep your cool
The Future of Collaboration
Interconnectedness is changing the world
Global threats need joined-up action
Isolationism doesn't work
The challenges for leaders: innovation, sustainability and resilience
Ensuring sustainability: the lesson of flocking
Building resilience - collaboration in difficult times
The collaborative leader 20 years ahead
What does this mean to you?
An afterword: lagom
Index