What People Are Saying About Leading Across Boundaries

“Linden provides a fresh, practitioner-oriented perspective on the topic of collaboration. It’s a gem of a book and a terrific road map for leading change.”

Warren Master, president and editor-in-chief, The Public Manager; retired federal executive.


“This work is a must read for any mid- to senior-level managers and executives who want to enhance cooperation, information sharing, and overall mission accomplishment.”

Bill Rich, former executive director, National Ground Intelligence Center


“In this imaginative and creative new book, Linden not only nails down the case for stronger collaboration, but he also identifies – in clear and convincing language – the  steps leaders need to take to achieve it. That’s an invaluable contribution to anyone charged with shaping organizations, big and small."

Don Kettl, dean, University of Maryland School of Public Policy, author of The Next Government of the United States.


“This book is a desktop manual for public sector and nonprofit practitioners who truly want to understand the mechanics of collaboration in a Web 2.0 world and practice it effectively to make a difference.”

Cristine Nardi, executive director, Center for Nonprofit excellence


“Russ Linden has written a book that is at once practical and inspiring. Collaboration is learnable, and he shows us how with compelling stories from education, government, industry and real life.”

Dorrie K. Fontaine, dean, University of Virginia School of Nursing.


“Collaboration is vital to our networked society, and this book offers great insight into the collaborative process. It is a must-read for anyone interested in better problem solving and decision making.”

Tom Martin, captain, Virginia State Police (retired)


Leading Across Boundaries is a terrific resource for nonprofit leaders. It is filled with great stories of collaboration, and also the how-to’s to make them work!”

Arlene Kaukus, former president, United Way of Buffalo and Eire County


“Linden’s book challenges us to re-think how we work and to step outside our comfort zone into new ways of interacting. He gives us numerous examples of the synergistic effects of collaboration. This is a must-read for administrators who strive for success, regardless of setting!”

Timothy W. Griffith, director, Baltimore County Dept. of Social Services