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.
You cannot reform an organization without the support of those who work in it. But to gain that support, you must give up the habit of blaming others when things go wrong and persuade others to give up the habit as well. Only then can you pinpoint problems and begin fixing them . . . as a team.
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.
Decision making is different in communities than in corporations or non-profits in at least seven different ways. Here they are.