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?
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.
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.