Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Being a leader, particularly in local government, isn’t easy. That’s why the Institute for Local Government makes a priority of making resources available to local leaders to help them in their service to their communities.
Collaboration among elected bodies and between individual members takes effort. Finding common ground and cultivating respectful relationships early on can make for a more civil and effective governing body.
This article provides strategies that leaders can employ
to maximize the likelihood that public meetings on controversial
issues will involve constructive exchanges that contribute to the
best decision being made.