What is the role of a blue-ribbon committee chair? To make sure the committee succeeds. Normally, that means keeping your opinions to yourself, but as a recent example shows, there are exceptions.
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How can we spread responsibility more broadly in communities? The Internet offers exciting new ways.
It’s the unexpected skill set for community leaders: The leader as learner. Here’s how the best ones find new ideas about improving their city and its government.
Progress doesn’t come to a community by doing one great thing but by doing many small things. And for that, we need leaders with peripheral vision.
How do cities handle disruptive change, from hurricanes and economic decline to changes of taste and world view? Not by managing things as they do in normal times.