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Leading Across Boundaries: Creating Collaborative Agencies in a Networked World by Russell M. Linden

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Getting Started: What to Do Before the First Meeting

Carroll Thomas is a wonderful collaborative leader, a passionate champion for INEAP. She and Antonio Doss were able to temper their passion with the need to bring their partners along slowly. Many of their early steps toward a collaborative effort are listed in Exhibit 6.1.
Let’s look at these steps in depth.
Exhibit 6.1. Tasks Before the First Meeting.
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Do Your Homework: Be Clear on the Need and Goal

I touched on this issue in Chapter Three, in my discussion of the first collaboration factor—having a shared, specific purpose that the partners can’t achieve on their own. Every successful ...

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