The opposition leader is correct in pointing out the need for
our society to pull together if we are to make progress on the many challenging,
complex and divisive issues that we face.
Unfortunately, he is still living in yesteryear when
community leaders and politicians had enough community credibility to lead
people through the disruptive change processes.
To be an effective leader of change today one needs to accept
that citizens want to see evidence-based policy and change that has been
formulated in conjunction with “people like them” - not just an elite group.
Deliberative Democracy processes can achieve this!