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Review of Supporting Literature on Community Leadership

Collaborative Leadership

What is the fundamental nature of community leadership and its applicability for communities today? These questions lead to a study of three interrelated, though distinct, themes:

  • What is community? What are the characteristics of personal and collective journeys toward and away from community? What are the characteristics of a caring community?
  • What is leadership and what can we learn about leadership that is applicable to the building of communities?
  • What is community leadership and how is it expressed in communities today?
Paul Born

By Paul Born

Paul Born is the Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute where he is creating Vibrant Communities and leads the national networks, Cities Reducing Poverty and Cities Deepening Community. The author of four books, including two Canadian best sellers, Born is a faculty member of John McKnight’s Asset Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) and a senior fellow of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social innovators. Paul grew up in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia as the son of Mennonite refugees. This in part is what made him deeply curious about and engaged in ideas that cause people to work together for the common good, work that he describes as collective altruism. He holds a Masters degree in Leadership and specializes in helping organizations and communities to develop innovative ideas that motivate people to collaborative action. Paul is a motivational speaker, and large-scale community change facilitator. He resides in Waterloo, Ontario.

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