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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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ELEVEN

Alliance Enterprises

When and How to Create Ongoing Collaborations

Value alliances are created to solve problems, so logic suggests that when a problem is solved, the need for the value alliance is gone. This has been the case for many of the alliances described here, including the Constitutional Convention and the post-Katrina health care reform effort in New Orleans. In some instances, the value alliance dissolves even when the problem isn't completely solved but the common pain has eased sufficiently. In other instances, it ends when the problem has changed in scope and type and requires a new value alliance. And in still other situations, ...

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