QUICK!! Copies of Dan Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence to Port Stephen’s Council.
Ross Monaghan spotted this example of inventive stakeholder relations where a local council has deliberately stacked two empty shipping containers (at a cost of $10,000-plus) on a clifftop to spoil water views for householders suspected of illegally cutting down trees. the Council’s Group Manager, facilities and services, Mike Trigar gave a few tasty soundbites:
“But it’s like if you can’t find the perpetrator in school, so everybody is held back for detention.”
“We’ve told people that chopping down trees is selfish and criminal, but that hasn’t worked, so we’ve had to go to the next level.”