How can a community learn from its civic projects and build on them? Does it retain knowledge and build relationships, or does it watch good ideas make a splash and evaporate?
An important early step in the success of a great civic project is finding the right people to guide it. And for that, you have to know what it will take for the project to succeed.
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.