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Collaboration, Not Coblaboration

Chris Thompson of Civic Collaboration Consultants reflects on the essential elements of effective collaboration, or how to avoid its evil twin, coblaboration, in this post on the Tamarack Institute's blog.

What Does it Take to Be a Thought Leader?

New Year reflections on the power of communications and influence building.

More Than a Roadway

Good things in Milwaukee’s 30th Street Industrial Corridor can certainly happen here.

Roads Less Traveled

Gregory L. Brown, executive director of PolicyBridge, a Cleveland-based nonpartisan think tank, shares the recommendations that came out of its latest research and engagement project analyzing the spatial disconnection between employment opportunities in Northeast Ohio and unemployed residents in distressed urban core neighborhoods.

Conexus: Addressing the Job Preparation Question

While there is no easy answer to the question, "What can we do to make sure companies have the talent they need to succeed?"; Summit County leaders are committed to building one through Conexus.  

Three Major Takeaways from Akron 62.4

Mark Scheffler, president of Leadership Akron, writes about the changing nature of leadership in Akron, and other takeaways from a recent Knight Foundation/Greater Ohio Policy Center report on key trends in this city.

A Promising Path to Inclusive Growth

In this post on his Regional Growth Strategies blog, Pete Carlson writes that "small businesses already located in or near low-income communities may hold the key to unlocking good jobs for low-income residents."

Collaboration Check-up

Chris Thompson gives his Top 10 takeaways from the recent Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Collaboration Conference. It's a good reference for grantmakers who want to excel at collaboration.

Building Collaborative Leadership Skills: A Primer

The second piece in a two-part series. For an introduction on how systems change requires collaborative leadership, click here.

Complex Civic Systems, Collaboration & Leadership

Achieving positive change within complex civic systems requires a different kind of leadership. Here, complex civic systems, collaboration and leadership explained.

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