Bizarre and Improbable Giraffe-Herding Techniques
Consensus building on a wiki. The actual techniques are still under development. They are rumored to involve an artful combination of assertiveness, initiative, saying your opinions, sensitivity, empathy, and asking other people their opinions. In the end, it may be that success comes not so much from trying to herd other giraffes as it does from recognizing one's own giraffeness and learning how to productively compromise with the rest of the herd. See also The Mathematical Theory of Big Game Hunting. Compare and contrast herding cats and nailing Jell-O to a wall.