Leadership for the Common Good: Tackling Public Problems in a Shared-Power World
When it was first published in 1992, Leadership for the Common Good presented a revolutionary approach to community and organizational leadership in a shared-power world. Now, in this completely revised and updated edition, Barbara Crosby and John Bryson expand on their proven leadership model and offer new insights and guidance to leaders. This second edition is a practical resource for a new generation of leaders and aspiring leaders and includes success stories, challenges, and real-world experience.
Today's leaders cannot work in a vacuum. They must include others, navigate politics, and find common ground among diverse perspectives. Leadership for the Common Good offers an integrated approach to shared leadership and shows how to tackle the complex problems facing today's organizations and communities. Crosby and Bryson provide guidance, offer hope, and show leaders how to thrive in constantly changing environments. Step-by-step, the book explains how to identify issues and challenges within organizations and communities, facilitate change in public forums and decision-making arenas, and explore and implement solutions.
Leadership for the Common Good is filled with practical information, real-world examples, negotiation techniques, and networking strategies that will inspire leaders and help to mobilize collective action.
Part One Understanding Leadership in SharedPower Settings
Part Two The Process of Policy Entrepreneurship
Summary and Conclusion
Resource A Conflict Management
Resource B A Guide to Oval Mapping
Resource C Seven Zones