Celebrating gifts of the community. The effect is to call for participation in community celebrations that raise the community's awareness of its offerings.
An integral part of re-energizing public leadership by creating an operational context in which the executive authority recaptures authentic representational power while being held responsible to the individual.
Tactics include: legitimate power to limit decision-making power of leadership by community consensus; lionized heroes to create self-conscious public servant image with priority on holding common memory and directed thrust; celebrated community to publicize leadership roles through uniqueness, history and new vision; appropriated roles to point to the revitalizing dynamic which results from the intentional assignment of primary societal heads; and recontexted honouring to point to society's understanding that leadership is verified by sustaining significant engagement.
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