To support local government redesign efforts and recognize the innovative work already underway, the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center has partnered with state associations to create the Local Government Innovation & Redesign Guide and host a yearly Local Government Innovations Awards ceremony.
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An article online at The Christian Science Monitor is asking the question, "Does our love affair with mavericks--from Ronald Reagan to Steve Jobs--make sense?"
Dr. Jodi Sandfort, Chair of the Leadership & Management Area and PNLC Professor gets a chance to answer this question, stating that in the old days, "a heroic leader would come in with the vision and then run off into the sunset, and other people would figure out how to do it. That's another part of the myth that's deteriorating: If you have the vision, you need to be able to mobilize the resources, implement the vision, and understand the policy of it."