Crossing the Divide: Intergroup Leadership in a World of Difference

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Bringing groups together is a central and unrelenting task of leadership. CEOs must nudge their executives to rise above divisional turf battles, mayors try to cope with gangs in conflict, and leaders of many countries face the realities of sectarian violence.

Crossing the Divide introduces cutting-edge research and insight into these age-old problems. Edited by Todd Pittinsky of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, this collection of essays brings together two powerful ...

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Crossing the Divide: Intergroup Leadership in a World of Difference

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Overview


Bringing groups together is a central and unrelenting task of leadership. CEOs must nudge their executives to rise above divisional turf battles, mayors try to cope with gangs in conflict, and leaders of many countries face the realities of sectarian violence.

Crossing the Divide introduces cutting-edge research and insight into these age-old problems. Edited by Todd Pittinsky of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, this collection of essays brings together two powerful scholarly disciplines: intergroup relations and leadership. What emerges is a new mandate for leaders to reassess what have been regarded as some very successful tactics for building group cohesion. Leaders can no longer just "rally the troops." Instead they must employ more positive means to span boundaries, affirm identity, cultivate trust, and collaborate productively.

In this multidisciplinary volume, highly regarded business scholars, social psychologists, policy experts, and interfaith activists provide not only theoretical frameworks around these ideas, but practical tools and specific case studies as well. Examples from around the world and from every sector - corporate, political, and social - bring to life the art and practice of intergroup leadership in the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422118344
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 8/3/2009
  • Series: Center for Public Leadership
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 601,743
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Todd Pittinsky is a Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Research Director of Harvard's Center for Public Leadership. His research explores positive intergroup attitudes (allophilia) and how leaders can use them to bring groups together.
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  • Posted August 31, 2009

    A Must Read!

    I ordered this book up because of its incredibly strong endorsements from biggies like Warren Bennis, David Gergen, Joe Nye -- was not disappointed in the least! This book is a real cut above the typical leadership book. It does three things that I find too rare in books about leadership: (1) It approaches leadership as about more than "navel gazing" - instead, in this book leadership is about doing difficult work on the behalf of others (be they employees, citizens,practitioners, etc.). (2)So many of the popular leadership books today fall into what I see as really being self-help and self-promotion books, dressed up under the guise of doing something more. This book instead tackles what leaders do for others. (3) The next quality of this book that I really like relates to the maturity of its contributors. So many leadership gurus promote their own ideas, their own models,their own thinking (and their own books!!) In contrast, the authors in this volume came together, realizing that solving leadership challenges will involve good ideas from many minds, and all sides. When leadership's great thinkers like Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Ronald Heifetz, Max Bazerman, Rod Kramer and others from around the world come together into a single volume - it is noteworthy, and readers get their money worth. Finally, I really liked that the authors pay attention both to analyzing ideas in terms the reader can understand, as well as to exploring implications for what leader actually can do! This mix appeals to me because it recognizes that most of us have to act, but also feel that acting isn't enough - we want to understand WHY certain strategies may and may not work. This is something the Harvard Business School Press which published this books seems to understand really well and this book really upheld that tradition!

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