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.
Behind many great civic projects is a mixture of unlikely relationships and creativity. You can do some things to make the magic happen. But you also need a little luck.
Want to make a major change in your city? Better bring an army and be prepared to answer this question: Why do we need this change?
Civic projects are how we accomplish big intentional changes in cities. Why, then, do we know so little about them?
Seeing the opportunity for change is the genius of leadership and often involves finding paths that are hidden to everyone else. Herding people through those passages is the practice of leadership. Here’s how to be better at the genius parts of leadership.