Larry James' Urban Daily
Thursday, April 02, 2015
So, after two decades of working/living among very low-income persons, here are the main points of my "elevator speech" on what I've learned:
1. Consult the experts on poverty
---that would be the so-called "poor" themselves. People closest to a problem usually know most about it, or at least the most important things about it.
2. Stay to your mission
--refine, but never abandon.
3. Make respect your "default" setting.
4. Partner for collective impact--
give credit to everyone except your organization.
5. Don't sweat failure--
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