How you and your community can thrive.

     How to build, achieve and sustain this future for you and your community.

You and your community can have a surviving and thriving future.  To build a better future, Thrive! strategy and tools have been used successfully at the personal level and on larger scales (community, country).  As they have for others, theycan help you and your community build, achieve and sustain this future.

You and your community must have a surviving and thriving future.  Even those communities that have a good future are not fully thriving, are not likely to be fully thriving in the future, and are still facing uncertainties about the long term future.  You and your community want and need this future because your community’s future is endangered and because of our human need to survive and desire to thrive.

To build this better future, your community’s people and leaders should be partners in this endeavor from the beginning and through each step.  A collaborative approach where the traditional leaders and the people (also serving as leaders) jointly provide leadership, vision, motivation, strategy and successful execution has the greater potential to create and sustain large, positive change and a surviving and thriving community.  Key to success is the strong desire by you and your community to move your community from its current vulnerabilities through and beyond surviving to a sustained thriving future.  To build this future for you and your community, Thrive! can be helpful to you and is laid out in the following “how-to”.

Step 1. Current state of you and your community.  The first major step is to understand the current state of you and your community.

  1. What is your community?
  2. How well is your community?
  3. What positively or negatively impacts your community?
  4. What is near and long term future behavior of your community?

Step 2. Strategy to achieve you and your community’s surviving and thriving future.  The next major step is to develop the strategy that will help you and your community build and achieve this future.

  1. What will your community be in the future?
  2. How well should your community be in the near and long term future?
  3. What has to change externally and internally to achieve your community’s thriving future?
  4. What actions by your community are needed to achieve their thriving future?
  5. Your overall strategy and actions need to be documented and agreed to by your community.  Different members of your community will take on different responsibilities.  For each action, designate who of your community will do what to/with whom, where, when, and with what result.  This is your Thrive!  Strategy and Action Plan.