On November 15, 2018, we honored 114 transportation professionals who completed our training programs. Among those 114 professionals, 8 of the graduates completed the Transportation Leadership Program (TLP).
Laurene Beattie, Town of New Milford
Daniel Bombero, Town of Cheshire
Carl J. Gandza, City of New Britain
John Haggerty, CT Dept. of Transportation
Jason Morrocco, City of Bristol
Paul Mozzicato, CT Dept. of Transportation
Taylor Olson, Town of Ellington
Daniel Petrovich, City of Danbury
To read more about the graduation ceremony, click here.
VIDEO OF THE MONTH: John Beede's "This One Test Will Blow Your Mind"
"The greatest leaders of all time have come from times of greatest turmoil." John Beede breaks down what it takes to lead the most disciplined, productive, and resourceful generation there ever lived: Us.
ARTICLE OF THE MONTH: "How to Establish a Daily Routine to Become Your Best Self" by Steven Sanders from Goalcast
We all know that creating a daily routine is essential, but getting to implement it is the hard part. If you look into most successful peoples' lives, you will realize that they follow a fixed schedule, which has helped them to build productivity habits over time.
Creating a system that works and following it every day is an excellent way of becoming your best self. A successful routine gives you laser-like focus from the second you get up to the time you go to sleep. Read on for tips on how to establish a daily routine.
"Crucial Conversations" by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan & Al Switzler -Book Reviewed by TLP Cohort #6 Member
This book is a great resource for anyone looking to improve their communication and negation skills. It clearly defines "Crucial Conversations" and how we end up in them, often without even knowing it.
The book teaches the power of dialogue and the need for mutual purpose. It presents cues you can recognize that your brain is beginning to disengage and you're at risk of moving away from a healthy dialogue. It also provides tools to help recognize when others are moving away from a productive conversation. It has many example conversations that are easy to relate to. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!
"4 Ways to Become a Better Mentor" by Sammi Caramela from Business News Daily
If you've excelled in your career in any way, you likely had help from other professionals. Maybe a contact from college connected you with your first internship or a seasoned colleague at your entry-level job helped set you up for promotion. Most people in the business world start at the bottom and work their way up, but they don't often do it alone.
Now that you're more established and comfortable in your career, it's time to pay it back. Your journey can inspire and guide others; a rewarding next step is to become a mentor.