Virtual Conference 2020: November 17, 2020
Doug Griffiths talks about the worst things you can do for your community.
13 Ways to Kill Your Community is lively, full of personality, conversational, breezy, succinct, and fun. One can imagine readers seeking out information on boosting their local community sighing dutifully as they seek out material and then being relieved and delighted when what they find turns out to be as entertaining as it is informative. The information provided is sometimes startling and often positively revelatory. The anecdotes and examples are delivered with wit and a little bit of a dishy factor. But underneath all the fun is a clear breadth of experience, and a no-nonsense, practical approach to community building, which can be easily grasped. 13 Ways to Kill Your Community offers practical, implementable steps that can be taken to bring a moribund community back to life. This book delivers what it promises, and it does so with wit and warmth.
Doug Griffiths has helped improve over 500 communities across North America. After retiring from politics in 2015, he founded 13 Ways, a company dedicated to helping communities grow and thrive through speaking, consulting, rebranding as part of an overall community growth strategy. In his best-selling book, 13 Ways to Kill Your Community, Doug weaves data, personal experience and anecdotes with humour to explain the common challenges communities face around North America and to understand their paths to success.
“My mission is to push communities to face their challenges to find their unique path to success.”Doug Griffiths