Community Building: Lead by Stepping Back

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When is important for government and organizers to lead by stepping back? Find out why organizers should never do for people what they can do for themselves. Presented by Jim Diers, the former …

When is important for government and organizers to lead by stepping back? Find out why organizers should never do for people what they can do for themselves. Presented by Jim Diers, the former Director of Seattle's Department of Neighbourhoods and recognized expert on how to revitalize neighbourhoods and neighbourhood economies. Jim Diers is the author of Neighbor Power. (www.neighborpower.org) This is the final part of Jim Diers' presentation - the beginning is "Building Vibrant Communities".

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  • 1. #5 – Lead by Stepping Back -Henry Moore Presented by Jim Diers
  • 2. Never do for people what they can do for themselves. -Iron Rule
  • 3. When the best leader’s work is done, the people will say: “We did it ourselves.” -Lau Tzu
  • 4. #6 – Share Stories Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 5. Newcastle, Australia
  • 6. Port Phillip, Australia
  • 7. jimdiers@comcast.net