Stephen Willis, Ph.D.


Dr. Stephen Willis, Ph.D. ( is the creator of the “Power through Collaboration Formula” for managing collaboration in difficult situations. He is the founder of the “Power through Collaboration” group on LinkedIn, and the author of two books: “Power through Collaboration: When to Collaborate, Negotiate, or Dominate” and "Power through Collaboration: The Formula for Success in Challenging Situations."

Stephen is a consultant, coach, and facilitator to Fortune 500 companies, startups, and nonprofits. His career includes: instructor for Harvard University, CEO of AIB Business Consulting Inc, and psychologist with the Veterans Administration. Stephen’s work building collaboration and resolving conflict has been funded by Packard Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, and Pante Rhea Foundation.

Stephen earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Purdue University, a B.S. in Mathematics from Manhattan College, and trained in Facilitation at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and its Society of Consulting Psychology.

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Power through Collaboration: How Leadership Failure to Collaborate Created a Hurricane Katrina Mega-Disaster
Pre-release—available May 1, 2019. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Industrial & organizational psychology, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Organizational behavior
A Power through Collaboration Formula postmortem reveals how “leadership failure to collaborate” between the heads of FEMA and DHS escalated a nature-made crisis into a man-made mega-disaster. Examines typically hidden power and leadership dynamics. Provides guidance for preventing such deadly mission failures. Essential reading for anyone dealing with high-risk high-stakes endeavors
Power through Collaboration: The Formula for Success in Challenging Situations
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 31,600. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management & human resources, Nonfiction » Psychology » Movements / humanism
The reader learns 12 common misconceptions that cause collaboration failure; gains transformational understanding of the real essence of collaboration, can take the quick and easy PtC Collaboration Scan survey to see if their collaboration has it; learns the PtC Formula to create Power through Collaboration; and learns 5 cooperation types and 8 motivations that determine their success vs failure.

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