Civic Revolutionaries

Civic Revolutionaries

Igniting the Passion for Change in America's Communities

Book - 2004
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Civic Revolutionaries offers a practical guide for renewing the great American tradition of spirited, breakthrough community leadership. By their very nature, revolutionary leaders help their communities reconcile the competing values on which our nation was built: individualism and community, freedom and responsibility, trust and accountability, economy and society. Like the Founders, today's civic revolutionaries are extraordinary leaders who are deeply committed to place, not just to specific issues or constituencies. They provide the vital spark, inspiring others who must ultimately own the revolution if it is to be successful. Written for leaders in business, government, education, and community, Civic Revolutionaries features practical guidance and in-depth case studies from communities across the country. The book provides tested advice to both new and seasoned leaders and draws essential lessons from the American revolutionary tradition to demonstrate how to become an effective leader within the community.

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Adopting the concept of civic stewardship advocated by John Gardner (founder of Common Cause and the Independent Sector and former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare), the authors (principles in a company that "forges linkage between local governments, businesses, and nonprofits") describe successful civic leadership as a balancing act between competing positive values. They devote a chapter each to examining such competing pairs as individual and community, trust and accountability, economy and society, change and continuity, people and place, and idealism and pragmatism. Those leaders that manage to balance such values are civic "revolutionaries." Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Written for leaders in business, government, education, and community, Civic Revolutionaries features practical guidance and in-depth case studies from communities across the country. The book provides tested advice for both new and seasoned leaders and draws essential lessons from the American revolutionary tradition to demonstrate how to become an effective leader within the community.
Civic Revolutionaries can help meet the complex challenges of communities today by helping leaders act as regional stewards of the ongoing American Experiment. Using the guiding principles and practical role models outlined in this book, we can learn how to foster the passion for civic rebirth in every community.

Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780787963934
0787963933
Characteristics: xviii, 265 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Melville, John 1960-
Walesh, Kimberly

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