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Finding Allies, Building Alliances: 8 Elements that Bring—and Keep—People Together by Rich McKeown, Mike Leavitt

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The Collaborative Foundation

What It Is and Why It's Essential Today

Any organization seeking to increase the efficiency of its problem-solving efforts needs to understand the foundational concept of a value alliance. At its root, a value alliance is a group of participants with aligned interests pursuing an outcome with value for each of them. However, it is not an ad hoc or informal effort, not the sort of casual cooperation people engage in every day as they pursue their mutual interests in work, social, and governmental arenas. Instead, a value alliance is a formally organized entity following a process that has been deliberately designed ...

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