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Save Your City: How toxic culture kills community & what to do about it

Toxic culture is eroding our sense of belonging, community, and well-being. Our capacity to collaborate and innovate together is also being undermined by the rising incivility and divisiveness. 

We need each other to address the complex challenges facing our cities and communities – from the infrastructure deficit to climate change, homelessness, mental health, and addiction issues. In order to thrive, our local democracies depend on our ability to revive the art of living and working well together. 

In this thought-provoking and inspiring book, Diane Kalen-Sukra empowers community leaders and citizens to be part of the solution. She demonstrates what’s involved by taking readers on a journey from Bullyville to Sustainaville, including an eye-opening visit to classical antiquity.

Diane Kalen-Sukra was born with the gift of encouragement and desire for everyone around her to thrive and meet their potential. Her core belief is that as social beings, we flourish in healthy sustainable communities, where good governance, servant leadership and compassionate culture support the well-being of all.

Today, Kalen-Sukra supports community leaders through her firm Kalen Consulting. She is an engaging and inspiring speaker, and a regular columnist with Municipal World. Her “civic academy” column covers everything from good governance and local democracy to sustainable community building, while she makes the case for greater civic education in society.

This exclusive Municipal World edition includes:

  • a forward by George B. Cuff, author, management consultant, governance expert; and
  • Save Your City Workbook: for individual or group study and community action.