Creating civic will by engaging citizens on the toughest public problems helps break legislative and bureaucratic gridlock and restores trust in public institutions. This book shows you how to do it.<br> --The Honorable Federico Pena, U.S. Secretary of Transportation<br> <br> The leaders who are most effective in addressing public issues are those who have the credibility to bring together the right people to create visions and solve problems. Drawing on their extensive research, as well as on the advice and guidance of the leading scholars and practitioners in the field, David Chrislip and Carl Larson show how elected officials and other civic leaders can generate the civic will to break through legislative and bureaucratic gridlock, deal with complex issues, and engage frustrated and angry citizens. They also describe how to design, initiate, and sustain a constructive, collaborative process. This groundbreaking book provides insight and answers to the major challenges facing communities today.
"Collaborative Leadership is an extremely useful book. Collaboration is a hot topic of the day, but very few people understand the kind of leadership that will bring it about." --John W. Gardner, Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Professor of Public Service, Stanford University
"Successfully addressing today's complex public issues requires a new partnership between citizens and governments." --The Honorable Federico Pena, U.S. Secretary of Transportation
THE CASE FOR COLLABORATION.
The Promise of Collaboration.
The Challenge to Traditional Leadership.
LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION.
Discovering the Keys to Successful Collaboration: Lessons from the Field.
Setting the Stage for Success.
Creating a Constituency for Change.
Building and Sustaining Momentum.
Producing Results That Matter.
NEW VISIONS OF LEADERSHIP AND CIVIC ACTION.
Skills for a New Kind of Leadership.
A New Vision of Civic Action.
Appendix A: The Research.
Appendix B: Assessing Collaboration.