If community leadership programs want to go from good to great, there’s a way. It involves keeping their graduates engaged in learning and taking on a third level of leadership training.
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?
Courage provides the strength to say and do the right things. It’s also what separates the best of us from the crowd.
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.
Criticism and occasional nastiness aren’t flaws in our politics; they’re features. So how do you handle the insults that come with public life? Techniques can help. But great leaders draw on something deeper, which is temperament.