An important early step in the success of a great civic project is finding the right people to guide it. And for that, you have to know what it will take for the project to succeed.
Is there a checklist you could apply to a major decision the night before making it so you could sleep better? There is, and if you follow this simple but demanding checklist, you’ll steer clear of making most bad decisions. The best part: I learned it from a mayor.
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.
How does local government work in other countries? A friend from England explains how towns and larger governments divide responsibilities there . . . and why they have so many elected officials.