Looking for a recommendation for your summer reading list? Be sure to pick up a copy of Megacommunities: How Leaders of Government, Business and Non-Profits Can Tackle Today’s Global Challenges Together, by Mark Gerencser, Reginald Van Lee, Fernando Napolitano, and Christopher Kelly. These four vice-presidents from Booz Allen Hamilton explain how tri-sector leadership “” business, government, and nonprofits “” work together to reach solutions for today“™s thorniest problems. The book, based on interviews with over 100 leaders from around the world including Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, and Jody Williams, shows how a mega-community approach is countering devastating health issues, conserving the environment and natural resources, and helping communities to grow and compete. Check out this excerpt:
Our increasingly globalized and interconnected world is creating issues that are too large for any one authority to solve alone. We are evolving to more and more complex network structures where interdependencies lead to a much higher degree of uncertainty in decision making. And those decisions must be made quickly due to increased connectivity among and between diverse stakeholders. Large-scale issues of unprecedented complexity represent both critical problems and significant opportunities. The situation calls for a new type of tri-sector leadership in which government, business, and civil society work together in a coordinated manner. A megacommunities approach helps to unravel these complexities.