New Chicago Mayor Faces Old Dilemmas and Paradox

After 22 years of Daley “Junior” family leadership, Chicago has a new mayor, Rahm Emanuel. One debate he faces is whether to focus on center city development to keep the neighborhoods relevant or to focus on the neighborhoods which will support the center city.

With the skill at dilemmas, polarities and paradoxes – so natural to family business leaders – he says,

“My duty is that I’d love us to get behind this stale debate of either/or… because there’s such synergy…

“I’m looking for cooperation that we can all win…

“There are win/win moments.”

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