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From Governor and White House cabinet member Mike Leavitt: howto find collaborative solutions to the greatest challenges
Your business challenges extend far beyond you and your firm, tothe competitors within your industry and the regulators outside it.Finding solutions to larger issues requires cooperation betweendiverse stakeholders, and in this rapidly changing world, onlythose able to adapt and network successfully will produce fast,competitive solutions.
How can leaders successfully bridge divides and turn competitorsinto collaborators? Leavitt and McKeown explain how a well-chosennetwork can become a powerful alliance. Whether you're launching anew partnership, or rehabilitating one already in progress,Finding Allies, Building Alliances will help you findworkable solutions to the most complex problems.
- Written by Mike Leavitt, former Governor of Utah whobrought the 2002 Winter Olympics to Salt Lake City, former USSecretary of Health and human services, and former head of the EPA;with his former Chief of Staff and business partner Rich McKeown,co-founder of Leavitt Partners
- Includes a framework of 8 elements that will help any leaderfoster and maintain an effective, productive collaborativeventure
- Shows how better collaboration can not only solve problems, butboost the competitiveness and resilience in all sectors
Finding Allies, Building Alliances is essential readingfor any business leader looking for transformative solutions and asustainable future.
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About the Author
Mike Leavitt was elected governor of Utah three times. Hethen served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as Secretaryof Health and Human Services and administrator of the EnvironmentalProtection Agency. He has since returned to the private sector tofound Leavitt Partners, which advises clients in the health sector.He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Rich McKeown is cofounder, president, and CEO of LeavittPartners. He served as chief of staff during Mike Leavitt's termsas governor of Utah, administrator of the EPA, and Secretary ofHealth and Human Services. Before working in government, he was aneducator, a lawyer, and a mediator. He lives in Salt Lake City,Utah.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Clayton M. Christensen ix
1 The Collaborative Foundation: What It Is and Why It’sEssential Today 7
2 A Common Pain 27
3 A Convener of Stature 41
4 Representatives of Substance 55
5 Committed Leadership 67
6 A Clearly Defined Purpose 83
7 A Formal Charter 101
8 The Northbound Train 113
9 Defining Common Ground 125
10 Collaborative Intelligence 145
11 Alliance Enterprises: When and How to Create OngoingCollaborations 163
12 Collaborative Competitive Edge 173
Appendix: WRAP Charter 189
About the Authors 205
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great book for anyone who want to understand how to work with groups to solve a common problem. I enjoyed reading how Mike Leavitt uses his extensive personal experiences to support his common-sense approach to making groups--or collaborations as he terms them--work better and more efficiently. I highly recommend this book.