What Planning Professionals Say About Leading from the Middle

What Planning Professionals Say About Leading from the Middle

The Leading Institute

This is what members of the 2005 Leading from the Middle class said about the program. Class members included project managers, senior planners, division directors and vice presidents from the private, public and nonprofit sector.

"On the job, the program's principles and tools have been useful for pushing an agenda forward and for working more productively with colleagues."

"Before I assumed that all leaders had a certain stereotype: charismatic, energetic. Now I realize that all people have the potential to be leaders in different ways and that there are different kinds of leadership."

"This program has definitely raised my consciousness of the difference between managing and leading; it is challenging me to separate the busy work that makes me efficient from the kind of work I really need to do to be effective."

"I have approached current, unforeseen challenges quite differently than I have in the past. I have encouraged (senior-level staff) to allow us to open dialogues with stakeholders and seek viable solutions."

"I have begun to identify opportunities to let go of older paradigms and allow/encourage leadership to emerge from the well spring of resources that exist in business and community relationships. I have become a better listener and have learned to ask better questions to surface true needs versus pre-conceived needs."

"I was afraid of being marginalized by a new program at my work, but I was able to keep myself relevant by making the goals of my program central to the new program."

Late April to early December 2006. Six one-day classes. Three months of one-to-one executive coaching. Access to a growing network of community development and urban planning professionals. If you want to be more effective, efficient or productive, Leading from the Middle is worth your investment.

If you'd like to learn more about how Leading from the Middle can help you, please join us at an upcoming open house: Wednesday, March 29, 5-7 p.m. or Thursday, March 30, 9-11 a.m. at Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ.

Related Link: The Leading Institute Leading from the Middle

For more information contact:

Leonardo Vazquez
The Leading Institute
c/o Bloustein School, 33 Livingston Avenue, #278
New Brunswick
NJ 08901
United States

Phone: 732-932-3822, x711
Fax: 732-932-1107
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.theleadinginstitute.org/lm

Posted March 13, 2006

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