Looking for more information? Peer recommended books and articles provide an in-depth look at some of the competencies in partnership and community collaboration.


Leadership and Decision-making by Victor Harold Vroom and Philip W. Yetton. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1973.

The New Leadership: Managing Participation in Organizations by Victor Harold Vroom and Arthur G. Jago.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1988. 

Collaborative Leadership

Leadership for the Common Good: Tackling Public Problems in a Shared-power World by Barbara C. Crosby and John M. Bryson. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.

Collaborative Leadership: How Citizens and Civic Leaders Can Make a Difference by David D. Chrislip and Carl E. Larson. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1994.

Governing by Network the New Shape of the Public Sector by Stephen Goldsmith and William D. Eggers. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2004.

Community Collaboration

Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono. Boston: Little, Brown, 1985. Print.

Collaboration: Using Networks and Partnerships, edited by John M. Kamensky and Thomas J. Burlin. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2004.

Heads Above Water: The Inside Story of the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program by Robert L. Gulley. Texas A&M University, 2015.

Investing in Landscape Scale Stewardship The Tamalpais Lands Collaborative Case Study 3.pdf

Developing Landcape Scale Partnerships TLC Case Study 2.pdf

Managing Public Lands for Impact and Sustainability_TLC Case Study 1.pdf

Managing Public Lands for Impact and Sustainability_TLC Case Study_Executive Summary.pdf

Conflict Management

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving in by Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton.  New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1983.

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002. 

Making Sense of Intractable Environmental Conflicts by R.J. Lewicki, B. Gray and M. Elliott (eds.). Washington: Island Press, 2013.

Negotiation and Persuasion

"The Dynamic Nature Of Conflict: A Longitudinal Study Of Intragroup Conflict And Group Performance." By K.A. Jehn and E. A. Mannix.  Academy of Management Journal 44, no. 2 (2001): 238-51. 

Managing Intergroup Conflict in Industry by Robert R. Blake, Herbert A. Shepard, and Jane Srygley Mouton.  Houston, TX: Gulf Pub., 1964.

Influence without Authority by Allan R. Cohen and David L. Bradford.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2005. 

Don't be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style by Randy Olson. Washington: Island Press, 2009.


Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading by Ronald A. Heifetz and Martin Linsky. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2002.

21 Partnership Success Factors by Brian O'Neill, NPS

Planning and Evaluation

The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter M Senge. New York: Doubleday/Currency, 1990. 

Political Savvy

The Courageous Follower: Standing up to & for Our Leaders by Ira Chaleff.  San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2003.

Managing with Power: Politics and Influence in Organizations by Jeffrey Pfeffer.  Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 1992.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey. Provo, UT: Franklin Covey, 1998.

Developing Strategic Alliances by Edwin Richard Rigsbee. Menlo Park, CA: Crisp Publications, 2000. 


Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change by William Bridges. Philadelphia PA: Da Capo Press, 2009.

Governing by Network: The New Shape of the Public Sector by Stephen Goldsmith and William D. Eggers. Washington, D.C. Brookings Institution Press, 2004.

The Seven Faces of Philanthropy: A New Approach to Cultivating Major Donors by Russ Alan Prince and Karen Maru File, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, Inc. Publishers 1994.

Team Building

Team Building: Issues and Alternatives by William G Dyer. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1977.

The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-performance Organization by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith. New York: Collins Business, 2006.

Improving Work Groups: A Practical Manual for Team Building by Dave Francis and Don Young. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 1992. 

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