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.
We live in a country that believes power is best exercised by a herd and not a shepherd. So for reporters to learn how government works, they must be good at seeing and reporting on collaboration. Here’s how to do that and, along the way, discover what makes some governments succeed.
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.
If collaboration is such a good thing in localities, why don’t more governments work together? Because most leaders don’t know how to create the conditions for collaboration. Here, then, is the introductory course.
If you want strong local leaders and involved citizens in the future, start today by helping people find one another and get organized for any legitimate purpose. Then be patient. The good news: Cities are good at helping people make connections. With a little effort, they could be great.