For the Common Good
The theoretical underpinning for civic leadership development.
For the Common Good: Redefining Civic Leadership is a book about the ideas that drive the work of the Kansas Leadership Center. The authors, David D. Chrislip and Ed O’Malley, share their belief that civic leadership needs to become more purposeful, provocative and engaging in order to cope with today’s civic challenges and to help transform the civic culture of our communities and regions. Chrislip and O’Malley use the real-life leadership dilemmas of five Kansans to bring these ideas to life. For the Common Good: Redefining Civic Leadership has been honored with a 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award (in the current events/social change category) and has been named a finalist for the Foreword Reviews book of the year award in social science.