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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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FIVE

Committed Leadership

Indecisiveness often accompanies collaborative problem solving, and value alliances need clearly designated and committed leaders who will push, pull, or cajole progress through the muddle. Keeping these alliances on track always involves conveners of stature and committed leaders—roles that may be filled by the same person but are often held by two or more. In the latter case, the interrelationship between these individuals is key. This chapter explores these roles and interrelationships, introducing you to some good committed leaders we have observed, and we offer some suggestions to help you excel as a value alliance ...

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