Collaboration Handbook

Creating, Sustaining and Enjoying the Journey

By M. Winer and K. Ray of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation: Based on extensive research of “what works” in collaborative efforts. Provides alternative approaches, success factors and a step-by-step guide to collaboration. 178 pages. ©1994. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Collective Visioning

How Groups Can Work Together for a Just and Sustainable Future

By Linda Stout: This book teaches readers how to create a vision of what they want the world to look like, and then how to work together to make it happen. 198 pages. ©2007. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Dealing with People You Can’t Stand

How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst

By Rick Kirschner and Rick Brinkman:  Whether you’re dealing with a coworker trying to take credit for your work or a family member who knows no personal bounds, this book gives you the tools to bring out the best in people at their worst. 288 pages. ©2012. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Difficult Conversations

How to Discuss What Matters Most

By Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen: This book, filled with examples, walks you through a step-by-step approach to conducting the toughest conversations with less stress and more success. A New York Times Business Best Seller. 250 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Getting to YES

Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

By Roger Fisher and William Ury: A guide to negotiation from members of the Harvard Negotiation Project. This book offers a strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements.  240 pages. ©2011. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

Made to Stick

Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

By Chip Heath and Dan Heath: Effective leaders need to be effective communicators. This book examines the principles of “sticky” (the art of making ideas memorable). It’s an easy read packed with examples—both successes and failures from serious to... 291 pages. ©2007. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook, Spanish

Make the Impossible Possible

One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary

By Bill Strickland: This inspirational book showcases the lessons learned by Bill Strickland as he worked with disadvantaged children and adults in Pittsburgh, Penn., through the jobs training center and community arts program he founded. “I’m not a... 204 pages. ©2009. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader

By Mark Sanborn: Sanborn has gathered simple secrets to becoming a great leader and packaged them in a highly readable handbook. Along the way, you’ll become acquainted with some ordinary people achieving extraordinary things. 102 pages. ©2006. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook