If you’re involved in civic leadership for a while, it’s likely you’ll have to handle a full-blown crisis or two. Here’s how to think about crises and what you can do to manage them . . . before they’re upon you.
Compromises are ways of opening the door to change by reducing the objections of interest groups. They are at the heart of decision making in city halls and are the closest thing in politics to an art form. Here’s what reporters should know about how compromises come about . . . and why.
If you want to get things done in communities, it’s critical to have public opinion on your side. But if public opinion is against you at the outset, is there a way to change it? Let’s ask the master.
In an age of collaboration, a key leadership skill is asking others to do things, and getting them to do these things . . . again and again. Here’s how to ask effectively.
Civic progress is neither a system nor a process; it’s both. And the door between the two is “the opportunity.” Seeing that opportunity and the path that leads to community improvement is the most creative thing that civic leaders do.