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Collaboration: What Makes it Work

April 9, 2019

One of the better and more practical resources on community collaboration that I have utilized over the years is a little monograph published by the Wilder Foundation titled Collaboration: What Makes it Work (authors Paul W. Mattessich and Kirsten M. Johnson). I’ve long appreciated the practical adv … Continued

The Heart of Collaborative Leadership

April 14, 2015

The need for collaborative leaders in communities and regions has never been greater. Most, if not all, of the community development issues we grapple with are highly complex and “boundary crossing,” meaning they cut across organizational, jurisdictional, and sectoral boundaries. Collaborative leade … Continued

Recommended Book: Working Across Boundaries

February 8, 2011

Rick Morse is a School of Government faculty member. His work focuses on collaborative governance and public leadership. Community economic development is a classic example of a “transboundary” issue. There is no single authority that, acting alone, can effectively address community and economic dev … Continued