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Ensuring Greater Yellowstone's FutureChoices for Leaders and Citizens$
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Susan G. Clark

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780300124224

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300124224.001.0001

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Improving Leadership

Improving Leadership

(p.172) 6 Improving Leadership
Ensuring Greater Yellowstone's Future

Susan G. Clark

Yale University Press

This chapter explains the approaches for leaders to develop skills to narrow the gap between current management policy and stated goals. Many strategies are recommended to encourage out-of-the-box thinking, practice-based action, and active learning. Some options to improve leaders include staffing and partnerships, high-performance teams, problem-solving seminars, better understanding of the relationship between science and policy, public education and policy, and a host of other leadership-improvement techniques that have proven useful in other settings. The leaders of Yellowstone today have an opportunity, particularly the GYCC in its unique role as a high-level, interagency committee, to close this gap as effectively, efficiently, and equitably as possible. Thus, the model of a healthy greater Yellowstone ecosystem guided by enlightened management policy is a widely popular idea and leaders can build the necessary coalitions, overcome dissension, and integrate fragmentation into a vision and action that moves us all toward sustainability.

Keywords:   leaders, staffing and partnerships, management policy, practice-based action, active learning

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