When discussing the core competencies of managerial leaders, communication must always be included because it is the basis upon which all core competencies are conveyed. In fact, Peter Drucker, the management guru, stated that 60% of all management problems are the result of poor communication.
If you’re going to try to engage the local populace through Twitter, Facebook or any of the other myriad tools out there, it’s essential that that engagement be on a person-to-person level.
The ballot language is the single most important piece of information because it is the one bit of information that every voter is guaranteed to see. Get it right and your chances of success dramatically improve. Get it wrong and you may be destined for failure.
Cities and states across North America have chosen different sides on this issue, some embracing the voter initiative as true democracy, others seeing politicians passing the buck on tough decisions when they should lead.
ULI decided to nationally endorse SB375, a California bill that attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Golden State. Not that I am supportive or against the legislation, but I am more unsure of how it is going to be interpreted by California lawmakers and courts. Of note, the current Republican gubernatorial candidate and likely nominee, Meg Whitman, has called for a moratorium on AB 32, the 2006 California law that calls for lowering emissions standards by 25 percent.
All land use decision are political and the question needs to be asked – Is it politically feasible to get this project approved?
Natural supporters and opponents are people with innate or personal reasons for supporting or opposing a project. They don’t need to be sold either way, but they might not come forward and take a position if the political manager doesn’t reach out and encourage them.
Governor Linda Lingle of Hawaii has asked Mayor Mufi Hannemann of Honolulu to revise plans for the city’s proposed $5.3 billion 20-mile rail project in light of financial issues, but the request raises questions of policy and political football being played.
The ballot language is the single most important piece of information because it is the one bit of information that every voter is guaranteed to see. Get it right and your chances of success dramatically improve. Get it wrong and you are destined for failure.