Community Leadership Development

These resources are available for anyone looking for additional information on community leadership development.

Word FileWhy Leadership?

Word FileSteps to a Performing Community

Word FileBridge Building Exercise

PDF FileFrom the Stars to the Earth

Word FileGuiding Principles Small Group Exercise

Additional Resources

Better Together: An Initiative of the Saguaro Seminar, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
This website provides the Saguaro Seminar’s report and includes strategies and recommendations for improving social capital in the five key areas, which include schools and youth, the workplace, faith-based efforts, the arts and politics.

Bowling Alone
This website outlines Putnam’s book and includes downloadable datasets.

De Pree, M. (1997). Leading without power: Finding hope in serving community. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Etzioni, A. (2001). Next: The road to the good society. New York: Basic Books.

Putnam, R. D. (1993). Making democracy work: Civic traditions in modern Italy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

The Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership
Founded by Robert Greenleaf, creator of the phrase “servant leadership,” this website provides information on Greenleaf’s life and work, as well as resources, articles, a catalog and links on the subject of servant leadership.

The Saguaro Seminar: Civic Engagement in America
The Saguaro Seminar is website founded by Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone and Better Together, at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The website provides information on Putnam’s work, the Saguaro Seminar project, social capital research and measurement, the Better Together Report and links to various, related sites on the topic of civic engagement.

The Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey (SCCBS)
This website provides information on a project of the Saguaro Seminar measuring social capital. It includes information on the research projects goals, methodology and findings, as well as access to the short form of the survey and data for analyses.