October 2017
VIDEO OF THE MONTH: Simon Sinek's "Be the Last to Speak"

Simon Sinek talks about the importance of first listening to others' opinions before making your own, arguing that the best leaders are the ones who learn to be the last to speak.

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ARTICLE OF THE MONTH: "Shifting from Can't to Can: 8 Practices to Put in Place Right Now" by Aimee Halpin

Did you know that your brain believes what it hears on a regular basis? This is true especially if you say it out loud or even under your breath multiple times a day. If you say "I can't do that," your brain believes you and makes it come to pass in some area of your life.

As we begin to look at the way we  are talking to ourselves, our beliefs start to change. The words that are red flags in our minds are things like: never, hate, won't, can't, and even always.  

If we tell ourselves things in absolutes, we start to believe them...even if they are not true. 

I want you to think of an area where you are selling yourself short right now. Where do you tell yourself you can't achieve a goal that would really make a difference in your life? Breathe. Pause. Reflect. I want you to visualize the negative words as balloons and you are now releasing them to the sky. 

I am going to show you eight practices that you can put in place right now that will really help you make that shift from can't to can. All you need to do is believe. 

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"Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations" by William Ury - Book Reviewed by TLP Cohort #5 member

In reading this book, I learned many core leadership lessons. A successful leader is one who is equitable and can rise above emotion to view situations objectively. In a results-oriented world, a leader that brings people together and sets a calm, peaceful tone is likely to deliver results. 

This book provides a foundation to navigate the often-challenging task of negotiating from conflicting interests to mutually beneficial agreements. The ability to effectively bring interests and people together is a skill set cultivated over a lifetime; this book provides resources to expedite this process, and is strongly recommended. 
Congratulations to TLP Cohort #4 Members Who Completed Their Final Projects! 

On September 26, 2017, several TLP Cohort #4 members successfully completed their final project presentations!

Congratulations to:
John Szruba
Pat McLaughlin
Paul Bellagamba
Lino Bruno
Neil Florio
Kelli McKeon
John Haggerty
Carlos Wimberly 
James Gracy

We here at the T2 Center are so very proud of all of your hard work and dedication

TLP Cohort #6 - Applications Being Accepted

Do you know anyone who would be a good candidate for the Transportation Leadership Program? Please let them know that applications are being accepted for Cohort #6 until December 1, 2017. 

Do not hesitate to contact Donna Shea if you have any questions or would like to discuss potential candidates. 

"I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers." - Ralph Nader

"Everything can be taken from a man, but one thing: the last of the human
freedoms--to  choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."
- Viktor E. Frankl, author of 'Man's Search for Meaning'

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