An important first step in making a great civic project succeed is bringing together the right people to guide it. And to put together the right team, you have to know what it takes to make projects succeed.
If you’re in charge, you’ll be asked by subordinates to make lots of decisions, some of which you should not make. How do you know when a decision would be better made by others? And what should you say when you hand it back?
If you can bring groups to good decisions, you can place yourself at the center of what cities need today, which is more collaboration. Here are some starting points for facilitators.
A professor left an Ivy League university to work in city government. What he learned in city hall was important, but what he missed was even more important.
Is there a checklist you could apply to a major decision the night before making it so you could sleep better? There is, and if you follow this simple but demanding checklist, you’ll steer clear of making most bad decisions. The best part: I learned it from a mayor.