Lots of thinking has been done on program leadership collaboration and how to do it well. The Turning Point Leadership Development National Excellence Collaborative has identified six critical collaborative leadership practices:
- Assessing the environment for collaboration – understanding the context for change before you act.
- Creating clarity, visioning & mobilizing -- defining shared values and engaging people in positive action.
- Building trust & creating safety – creating safe places for developing shared purpose and action.
- Sharing power and influence—developing the synergy of people, organizations, and communities to accomplish goals.
- Developing people—mentoring and coaching, committing to bringing out the best in others and realizing that people are your key asset.
- Self-reflection – personal continuous quality improvement and being aware.
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