This year has tested leaders at all levels in ways they never could have imagined. A pandemic spawning an economic crisis, coupled with widespread social unrest. One has to wonder if a plague of frogs is next!
Effective leadership is essential for community resilience. While we all recognize what a leader should do, we often overlook what a leader should be – those attributes necessary for effective leadership. The Art of War – the two millenium old classic Chinese treatise on war by Sun Tzu – has much to offer us as we try to understand what is needed for effective community leadership.