John Graham, Director of Giraffe Heroes International, has a wealth of guidance for you, whether you’re experienced in working on public problems or wondering how to get started.
Graham has been coaching people to be effective leaders and citizen activists for five decades. Some of the tools he offers come from Giraffe Heroes - the change agents honored by the Giraffe Heroes Project for sticking their necks out for the common good (these people know what they're doing!). Some of his own knowledge and experience comes from his fifteen years as a negotiator and problem-solver for the US Foreign Service. Most of it comes from his subsequent 35 years as a citizen activist, and writer, speaker, blogger and coach on the subject of creating change.
Clicking on the following link will take you to the web page he calls his "Coach's Corner" – more can be found in his books, blogs, seminars and workshops. Your comments are welcome after each piece.Just click through on this link.
See also two books by John Graham: Outdoor Leadership (Mountaineers Books) and Stick Your Neck Out—a Street-Smart Guide to Creating Change in your Community and Beyond (Berrett Koehler).