Decision making is different in communities than in corporations or non-profits in at least seven different ways. Here they are.
Governments are moving from being providers to partners. But this requires a set of skills by government leaders and, even more daunting, it requires restraint.
In 1961, more than 110,000 people spent time in New York City’s overcrowded jails, and the number was rising fast. Many weren’t convicted of a crime; they were awaiting trial and couldn’t afford bail. Bail is basically an insurance policy. You (or a professional bail bondsman) put up something of value to insure you’ll appear […]
In rereading Alan Ehrenhalt’s classic book about who runs for office, I’ve rediscovered Alan’s admonition that, in breaking up power, you can disperse it “so broadly that it might as well have disappeared into thin air.” This is why new leaders, with new skills, are so badly needed in our communities today.