Strong, effective leadership is essential to bringing ideas and people together for community and economic development.
In The Community Leadership Handbook, author James F. Krile provides the tools every community leader needs, no matter what their formal title or training.
Based on the Blandin Foundation’s 20-years of experience in developing community leaders, it focuses on the three core competencies of successful leadership: Framing ideas, Building social capital, and Mobilizing resources.
Krile explains the importance of each of the competencies and provides a toolkit for action.
- The section on framing ideas presents tools to define opportunities, challenges, and strategies. It covers techniques to help your community develop compelling vision statements, select clear priorities, and set challenging but achievable goals.
- The section on social capital provides the tools to build on individual skills and group processes in ways that create positive, productive relationships over the long term.
- The third section focuses on identifying key stakeholders, discovering potential partners, and aligning diverse groups around a common purpose.
Case studies based on real leadership issues, dozens of worksheets, and examples will help you put the material in the book into action.