VIDEO OF THE MONTH: Dare to Disagree (A Case Study)

In the workplace and in our personal lives, most people instinctively avoid conflict. In this Ted Talk, five-time CEO Margaret Heffernan shows us how good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates this idea with a case study, and examines the career of 1950's doctor Alice Stewart. By purposefully working with individuals who tried to prove her wrong instead of simply agreeing she was right, Dr. Stewart made one of the most important discoveries in modern medicine. Heffernan shows how to take the lessons from Dr. Stewart's case and apply them to your own work.

ARTICLE OF THE MONTH: Workplace Professionalism- Make it a Daily Part of Your Life

Ethics are the moral standards we rely on when making decisions. While ethical challenges can crop up in any workplace, their significance is heightened when they occur in the public sector. This article highlights a presentation given by Minnesota Director of Transportation Jim Grube at the 2014 American Public Works Association Minnesota Chapter Workshop. Grube discusses the need to maintain honesty and integrity in all facets of work, and how you can promote ethical behavior among your crews when you lead by example.

As a follow up to our recent module on Change Management, instructor Jerri Mizrahi  recommends the book ADKAR by Jeffrey Hiatt. After more than 14 years of research with corporate change, the ADKAR model has emerged as a holistic approach that brings together the collection of change menagement work into a simple, results-oriented model. In this book Hiatt addresses:

  • Why some changes fail while others succeed
  • How you can make sense of the many tools and approaches for managing change
  • How you can lead change successfully, both in your personal life and professional career


Click here for more details or to get your copy of this book.


The T2 Center staff is excited to welcome Peg Van Patten  as one of our TLP facilitators!

Peg has been the Communications Director of UConn's Sea Grant at the Avery Point Campus for 28 years. She is an expert in public relations, media relations and promotional writing. This class will be held September 15th in New Britain and promises to be an extremely informative session. This is a great new option for those who need an elective!

Note:  TLP Alumni, you are also welcome to register for this elective if it is a topic of interest to you.

Be on the lookout for Cohort 2's Capstone Project presentation schedule! The schedule will be released in next month's Leadership Lessons and all TLP members (current and alumni) are invited to attend.

"You do not need a title to be a leader."
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Upcoming TLP Classes
Cohort 2
Module 6 - 
Succession Planning and Workforce Development

Cohort 3
Module 3 -Public Speaking/ Presentation Skills/ Effective Meetings

Public Relations
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