The best leaders are connectors of people, ideas, and resources. And to be a connector, you have to be a relationship builder.
Archives for 2011
How does a group know when it has found the right solution? Setting out its criteria early on helps. So does “market testing” of its ideas.
What leaders need is a theory of change simple enough to fit on a single sheet of paper but which fully explains how complicated and diverse communities make up their minds to do something different . . . and get it done. Here it is.
Why do solutions that once worked in communities suddenly stop working? Perhaps it’s because the context of the problems has changed. Here’s how to understand context . . . and why it should determine how you decide things.
There’s another book that defied conventional wisdom about cities and expanded the possibilities of community development. And this one wasn’t written by Jane Jacobs.