ARTICLE OF THE MONTH: "Tips for Embracing Change in the Workplace" by Kenya Rutland
Let's face it, change is all around us and it's not going to subside anytime soon. This fact has been recognized as far back as 500 B.C. when Heraclitus famously said, "The only constant in life is change."
This is particularly true in today's workplace. Emerging technologies and rapidly evolving consumer needs are driving organizations to change how they deliver value to their customers in order to remain profitable.
Learning how to adapt and thrive in a changing workplace is critical to individual success. Just as Charles Darwin suggests in On the Origin of Species, "It is not the strongest of species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most adaptable to change."
"Good to Great" by Jim Collins - BookReviewed by TLP Cohort #5 Member
While Jim Collins' goal with Good to Great may have been to create a book for the business community, this book contains many leadership ideas that can be extracted and modified for your use.
One of the points I learned—create a disciplined culture by insisting everything to be done a high standard and nothing less. Focus on the "why it is important" and build ownership of every task.
I highly recommend this book to anyone that is looking to enhance his/her management and leadership qualities.
Welcome to Our New TLP Cohort #6!
Earlier this year, the following members of the Public Works Community were notified of their acceptance into the Transportation Leadership Program (TLP) Cohort #6. We look forward to being part of their educational journey. Please join us in welcoming our new TLP Cohort #6!
Jordan Andrews - Town of West Hartford
Dominick Brescia - CT Dept. of Transportation
Glen M. Curtis - CT Dept. of Transportation
John C. Hayman - CT Dept. of Transportation
Derrick Holloway - CT Dept. of Transportation
Jason Kaufman - Town of Greenwich
Jason Maggi - CT Dept. of Transportation
Carol Noble - City of Bristol
Don Nolte - Town of Cheshire
David Oakes - City of Bristol
John T. Riddick III - CT Dept. of Transportation
John C. Slavin Jr. - CT Dept. of Transportation
Jefferson Tatro - CT Dept. of Transportation
Jeffrey Thomas - Town of Newtown
David M. Wasik - CT Dept. of Transportation
There are still spaces available in this Cohort. Click here to get an application.
Announcing the 2018 Creative Solutions Award Program
As a leader, here is a great way to recognize your team!
Has someone in your crew built a tool or device to help make a job safer or more efficient? Have they improved a process that has increased safety, saved time or reduced cost? If so, let us know about it!
The Creative Solutions Award recognizes individuals and departments that have found innovative ways to get the job done safely and efficiently with resources they have on hand. Share your "homemade" gadget, tool, equipment modification or process with us and let us share it with the Public Works Community through the Connecticut Creative Solutions Award.
Winners receive recognition at our annual Gradation and Awards Ceremony and their solutions are entered into the National Build a Mousetrap Competition sponsored by the National Local Technical Assistance Program Association.
Not sure your gadget would make the cut? Check out our online guide to see examples of past winners—and maybe get inspired to try something new!
Deadline is May 1st—submit your entry today. Click here to download the Entry Packet.
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
- Richard Branson
2018 Training Opportunities
We will continue to update the schedule with dates and locations, so check in with us regularly.