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Building Engaged Communities—A Collaborative Leadership Approach

College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Smart Cities 2018, 1(1), 155-162;
Received: 19 October 2018 / Revised: 9 November 2018 / Accepted: 12 November 2018 / Published: 14 November 2018
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Community engagement is essential for building smart cities. While leaders who participate in community leadership development programs create engaged communities, there is a gap in literature on the role leadership programs play in the formation of engaged communities. This conceptual paper examines the relationship between collaborative leadership and leadership development programs in order and their role in fostering engaged communities. Recommendations for future research on building effective leadership programs are proposed. View Full-Text
Keywords: engaged communities; leadership programs; collaborative leadership; leadership theory engaged communities; leadership programs; collaborative leadership; leadership theory
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Cleveland, M.; Cleveland, S. Building Engaged Communities—A Collaborative Leadership Approach. Smart Cities 2018, 1, 155-162.

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