There’s a lot to love about Hawaii.
And a lot to worry about.
Energy. Food. Waste. Education. Transportation. Jobs. And more.
Where once people in our island communities gathered to discuss, deliberate, and solve tough issues, we seem to have forgotten how to work together. Our debates are raucous, our meetings are fatiguing, the public mood seems angrier and uglier… and all while our problems intensify.
Hawaii’s most vexing challenges are those that cut across sectors — public/private/community — and defy solutions when dealt with as separate entities. That’s exactly why we need to approach complex problems from a cross-sector perspective. Collaborative leaders know that the way to produce lasting change is to engage people who have a mutual stake in the outcome to search for solutions that promise collective benefit.
Solving big problems has to be a team sport. And that’s where you come in.