Leadership for the Common Good
Author: Barbara C. Crosby
Author: John M. Bryson
When it was first published in 1992, the first edition of Leadership for the Common Good presented a
revolutionary approach to community and organizational leadership in a shared-power world. Now, in this
completely revised and updated edition, Barbara Crosby and John Bryson expand on their proven
leadership model and offer new insights and guidance to leaders. This second edition is a practical
resource for a new generation of leaders and aspiring leaders and includes success stories, challenges,
and real-world experience.
Barbara C. Crosby
Barbara C. Crosby is an associate professor at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs,
University Minnesota, Minneapolis. She conducts workshops on, and has written extensively about,
leadership and public policy, women in leadership, and strategic planning. A frequent speaker at
conferences and workshops, she has conducted training for senior managers of nonprofit, business, and
government organizations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Poland, and Ukraine.
John M. Bryson
John M. Bryson is a professor of planning and public affairs and associate dean for research and centers
at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He consults
widely on leadership and strategic planning with public, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations in the United
States and abroad. He is the author of Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations and
Creating and Implementing Your Strategic Plan (with Farnum K. Alston), both from Jossey-Bass.