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Good leadership requires moving across boundaries of sector, race, ideology, class, and political affiliation. Instead of competing for resources or working in isolation, leaders should reach across divides to develop healthy networks of trust and collaboration. In this audio lecture from the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Nonprofit Management Institute, Rockwood Leadership Institute president Akaya Windwood discusses how we can get movements and sectors to work together to advance the common good. She shares specific approaches and tools for leaders to step out of their comfort zones. These enable a collective effort that builds mutually beneficial relationships.
In an industry where the “publish or perish” mentality is strongly engrained, collaboration is gaining traction and leading to better patient outcomes.
Funders serving as central node for a cross-sector, collaborative network have unique advantages for success in an advocacy environment.