This is a monthly electronic magazine for anyone who wants to be a better leader, coach, facilitator, or simply, to tune up their people skills. It is a complimentary publication, devoted to the next evolution of Quality Thinking.
Publisher: © Key Associates, LLC, 2008 ISSN # 1545-8873
“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it what I can. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment.” — George Bernard Shaw
“Community cannot long feed on itself, it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond: their unknown and undiscovered sisters and brothers.” — Howard Thurman
“If the people who make the decisions are the people who will also bear the consequences of those decisions, perhaps better decisions will result.” — John Abrams
“Where people of goodwill get together and transcend their differences for the common good, peaceful and just solutions can be found for even those problems which seem most intractable.” — Nelson Mandela
Every business seeks strength through partnerships, building coalitions within and without.
A coalition is a collection of people in common pursuit. Building a coalition focuses on weaving relationships, caring about a common mission, and urging change as a united force.
In this role, the leader becomes a master facilitator – listening, communicating, building bridges. Establishing the playbook. Fostering the exchange of resources between the corporation and the community, there for the collective good.
Exercises and Action Items
An informative essay on Coalition-Building: What is Coalition Building?.
A short guide to starting a coalition: Coalition Building.
The 12 Cardinal Rules of building a successful coalition, using homeless pets, as the organizer: Building a Successful Coalition.
Key Associates offers Conflict Mediation training, facilitation, and consultation and Future Search Visioning Conferences: Contact us for more information.
A toolbox on coalition building: Starting a Coalition.
Worksheets and checklists for coalitions: Building a Team.
Keyzines on related topics: Mediating Conflict, Facilitation, Organizational Culture, Dialogue: Thinking Together, Building Community, Relationship Building, The Power of Vision, and Strength-based Organizations.
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