Communities are only as strong as their leadership. Even the most visionary of plans would not be effectively implemented without the support of equally visionary leadership that can effectively convey the benefits of strategies that may disrupt the status quo or threaten an entrenched constituency. Conversations about community change and "creative disruption" must be civil in tone and attitude so that consensus and coalition-building are not sacrificed by acrimony or distrust. Ensuring that the next generation of leaders is as impactful as the last will require more effective outreach to racial, ethnic, and cultural groups that have yet to assume positions of influence and authority.
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