Section Two explores the nature of sage leadership and the dynamics of civic engagement. We begin with Chapter Four, which looks in-depth at the actual civic engagements of Twin Towns’ sage leaders. Chapter Five describes how sage leaders help their favored civic organizations, and Chapter Six examines roadblocks to effective sage leadership and civic engagement. Chapter Seven identifies the most meaningful and satisfying experiences that sage leaders have had within their favored organizations, and Chapter Eight probes what motivates sage leaders to become civically involved in their community. Chapter Nine reports on sage-ing and the question of personal sacrifice, and Chapter Ten moves to the benefits that sage leaders say they receive from their civic engagements. Chapter Eleven explores why some potential sage leaders are not civically engaged in their community, and Chapter Twelve proposes what might be done to cultivate greater civic engagement from persons possessing sage qualities who currently are not involved.
Section Three looks at leadership from a “sagacious” perspective. It begins with Chapter Thirteen, which reports views that sage leaders have about their own leadership. Chapter Fourteen offers reflections on what sage leaders like and dislike in other leaders, and Chapter Fifteen shifts to how sage leaders believe their leadership has changed over the years. The section ends with Chapter Sixteen, which explores the personal and professional growth, spirituality, and wisdom of sage leaders.
The book includes five appendices. The vision, purposes, and methodology of the Sage Leadership Project are outlined in Appendix A. This is followed in Appendix B by a list of the in-depth interview questions that were asked of the 100 sage leaders, and in Appendix C Karen Marinovich reports the demographic profile of these leaders. Appendix D revisits the inspiring story of Grass Valley and Nevada City civic history, “A Tale of Twin Towns,” written by Jan Westmore. This is followed in Appendix E by a compelling essay written by Cristine Kelly and Chuck Coovert that reflects on why sage leaders believe that living in Twin Towns is so valued today. Appendix F presents a verbatim transcription of the final project seminar that the two, ten-person emerging and senior interview teams held on completion of their 100 sage interviews. This insightful and far-reaching conversation explores what the young and old most need to learn from one another and how the two generational groups can work together to address and resolve community issues that face Grass Valley and Nevada City.Download Article 1K Club