Securing of appropriate resources is a vital activity for communities if they are to exist and grow in contemporary society. The increase in the size, scope, and complexity of municipal services has sometimes outpaced municipalities' capacities to manage those services. The ability of local leaders to manage a community's resources efficiently and effectively has been one of the central issues underlying community development trends throughout the past decade. New demands on local decision makers require innovative strategies to improve managerial skills among the cities' core leadership.
Hanlon, Gene M. and Ruff, Jack, "The Impact of Leadership Training on the Development of Selected Nebraska Communities" (1979). Publications Archives, 1963-2000. 92.