Central District employees have been honing their leadership skills thanks in part to a seminar called The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.
The two-day course, led by District Maintenance Superintendents Jim Hager (pictured right in red) and Mark Buscher, is based on a leadership book written by John C. Maxwell. Maxwell, a New York Times best-selling author and leadership expert, wrote the book and designed the course to help people learn how to be better leaders by addressing often overlooked qualities of leadership.
"The class is designed to show our employees how leaders should present themselves every day," said Hager. "It also helps us to see the bigger picture of what types of qualities a leader should possess and how a leader can adapt to and change the tone of everyday situations at home and in the workplace to create a more positive environment where things get accomplished."
The class began as a seminar for maintenance employees in the Maintenance Leadership Academy, but the class was so effective it has been expanded to include all district employees who have an interest in taking leadership roles.
"This class is great for anyone wanting to become a better leader," said district human resources manager Kim Hickey. "The class explains in detail the types of subjects that tend to get overlooked in leadership education - the importance of the people they surround themselves with, the necessity of trust, the element of respect, as well as several other quality lessons on life and leadership."
If you would like to find out more about Maxwell and his host of leadership books, blogs and seminars, please visit: http://www.johnmaxwell.com/
To find out more about the district leadership course, please contact Kim Hickey at Kimberly.Hickey@modot.mo.gov.
Recent graduates of the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership class
and instructor Jim Hager