Quickening of America: rebuilding our nation, remaking
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1994.
By Frances Moore Lappé, Paul Martin Du Bois
· Interactive book with practical ideas on how
to get involved in democracy. They identify 10 skills
required for enhanced effectiveness in public life, including:
active listening, creative conflict, mediation, negotiation,
political imagination, public dialogue, public judgment,
celebration and appreciation, evaluation and reflection,
Leadership: How Citizens and Civic Leaders Make a Difference.
By David D. Chrislip and Carl E. Larson
· Designed to help citizens and civic leaders bring
together diverse community members in efforts that lead
to real, measurable change in the lives of communities.
Has six in-depth case studies and 46 additional studies
of successful community collaborations. Also explains
specific leadership strategies necessary for successful
for the common good: tackling public problems in a shared-power
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1992.
By John M. Bryson
· Explains how community leaders can inspire and
mobilize others to undertake collective action for the
common good. More emphasis on the public sector and public
policy. Ch. 7: Searching for Solutions in Forums may be
helpful for Leadership Forum of NLC Graduates.