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ABCD and the Implications for Leadership

A useful introduction to asset based community development with a few key points made:

  1. much of our effort and investment focuses on deficiencies of individuals and communities rather than their ‘gifts of head, heart and hand’ – we can choose to shift this balance of our investments
  2. the roles of ‘community’ (broadly speaking lay folk who care) and ‘government’ need to be carefully considered – and not in a Big Society kind of way…
  3. ideas and ideals of leadership in an ABCD approach need to be considered, especially given the current ‘starting conditions’ in the city