To turn public conflict into corporate goodwill, land-use professionals must resist the tendency to put themselves in a combative public posture with the opposition.
For over 20 years, Patrick Slevin has successfully counseled C-Suite executives leading multi-nationals, trade associations, corporations and special interests who've faced billions of dollars of potential economic loss from man-made crises and natural disasters.
Dealing with the unknown, unexpected and unimaginable tests a leader’s skills as a strategist, communicator and risk taker. In the extreme endurance racing world, nowhere do these traits get tested more than in the 2018 Spartan Death Race, which Patrick Slevin recently competed.
When it comes to NIMBY opposition, what you see, isn’t always what you get. In the majority of high-profile conflicts, the person leading the local opposition is likely taking directions from a wizard operating from behind the curtain.