How to Deal with Civic Self-Doubt

March 13, 2012


Note: Frank Martin passed away on August 12, 2012. More about Martin's legacy and impact on Columbus, Georgia, can be found in this Columbus Ledger-Enquirer story.

Frank Martin
Frank Martin

Former Mayor Frank Martin of Columbus, Georgia, describes how he dealt with public cynicism in changing his city’s direction. The secret, he says, is to begin with a “moon shot” – a highly visible problem or opportunity everyone has talked about but no one has tackled – and make it your first success.
 

Length: 12 min, 38 sec
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"Somos Aire," is provided courtesy of Gain, a Barcelona, Spain, based band and is from the album of the same name issued in January, 2011.  Learn more about Gain by visiting the band on MySpace or Facebook.



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