Leading Through Collaboration: Guiding Groups to Productive Solutions / Edition 1

Leading Through Collaboration: Guiding Groups to Productive Solutions / Edition 1

by John P. Glaser
     
 

This practical guide provides a philosophical framework and a basic set of problem-solving skills that can make successful collaboration a reality.See more details below

Overview

This practical guide provides a philosophical framework and a basic set of problem-solving skills that can make successful collaboration a reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761938071
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
1-Off Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

John Glaser is Superintendent of the Napa Valley Unified School District in Napa, California. He was the founding partner of Glaser and Associates, a consulting firm focusing on effective interpersonal learning in individuals and organizations. Throughout his professional life he has explored the nature of dynamic leadership and how people come together to produce more powerful outcomes. His consulting experiences have included a general focus on organizational development, as well as specific training, mediation, and facilitation work with joint labor relations initiatives. Glaser was formerly an associate professor of Organizational Leadership at the University of La Verne in La Verne, California. He received his doctorate in education from the University of California, Berkeley. He can be contacted at jglaser@prodigy.net.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Part I: Staying on One Page: An Attitude of Coherence
1. Coherence: The Mysterious and Scientific Side of Problem Solving
2. Starting With the Self: Attitudes and Habits That Promote Collaboration
3. Creating Shared Meaning: Moving From Discord to Collaboration
4. The Perils of Coherence: Bad Agreements, False Coherence, and Groupthink Part II: Tools and Strategies for Leading Through Collaboration
5. The Fundamental Elements for Creating Coherence
6. Aligning the Team
7. Focusing on the Vision
8. Searching for Solutions
9. Reaching Effective Agreements
10. Bringing Coherence to the Entire Organization References Index

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