What Is Chrislip And Larson's Collaborate Leadership? How Citizens And Civic Leaders Can Make A Difference

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Summary/Overview of Concepts Chrislip and Larson’s Collaborate Leadership “How Citizens and Civic Leaders Can Make a Difference” is a comprehensive summarization of studies conducted from successful collaborate leadership efforts across the nation. Where major and complex issues plague a community or region, comprised of diverse groups with differing, however overlapping interests, traditional leadership practices are not sufficient or optimum for addressing the needs of the community as a whole; thus, a collaborative approach is necessary to find a resolution, whereby creating a vision of an optimal future, can address the concerns of a community. Studies conducted of major cases in which successful collaborative leadership was employed to overcome a community’s stagnation and/or decline in its way of life, served as the basis for their findings. The cases included issues ranging from education, to infrastructure, the environment and public health, among others, within a community or region, with no single entity having overarching responsibility. In each case, no well-defined agreement on the nature of the problem or consensus on an appropriate course of action was evident, and all cases lacked a clear solution that satisfied the needs of the community or region. However, through collaborative efforts, cities and regions were able to address complex and often interconnected concerns to achieve positive, long-lasting results. Following an analysis of the similarities

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