COURAGE TO LEAD
How to encourage city leaders to address six universal challenges:
1. Dominance of debate and decisions by the vocal, persistently negative 20%
2. Communicate effectively to citizens
3. Insure effort expended is proportional to importance of subject
4. Becoming proactive on issues
5. Governing for the benefit of the citizenry instead of for re-election
6. Making decisions and implementing them in the face of continuing resistance

 

ACHIEVING SUCCESS AS A "PUBLIC" BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Explains the six tenants of an effective council:
1. Chart the City’s course
2. Know the community
3. Involve the stakeholders
4. Maintain a realistic priority list
5. Make decisions
6. Value teamwork

 

SUCCESS EQUALS PRODUCING RESULTS:
A PRACTICAL MODEL FOR STRATEGIC GOAL SETTING
Delineates the key elements of practical goal setting:
1. Incorporate community input
2. Stick with core functions
3. Define and follow the city’s vision for itself
4. Set measurable goals for the next five years
5. Develop strategies
6. Develop annual programs
7. Monitor accomplishments monthly
8. Evaluate results against goals
9. Celebrate successes

 

LEADING WITH COURAGE:
MORE THOUGHTS AND INSPIRATION
A discussion of characteristics and actions leaders need to undertake to lead their community. A review of guidelines to become a better Path Definer, Team Builder and Conductor, including self-directed questions.

 

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