Since 1990, the Leadership Oakland Cornerstone Program has brought together more than 1,200 leaders from corporate, civic and non-profit organizations throughout the community. Graduates of the program have put their knowledge and network to work by becoming key contributors in their communities and places of business.
I’ve had a lifelong fascination with people– growth, performance, purpose – anything that helps individuals and organizations thrive to their fullest potential. That curious nature eventually evolved into a career in leadership and organizational development. But it was really the strengths gained from being an introvert in a largely extroverted world that made a difference. I naturally had an intense appreciation for different styles, a passion for knowledge and information, and comfort level in asking thought-provoking questions and listening to others. Leadership development is like a problem-solving puzzle to me: how can I connect various pieces to be the catalyst for growth?
WHY SHOULD PEOPLE EXPLORE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES?
This region has a wealth of amazingly talented people and depth of resources for whatever someone’s individual interests might be. The changes we see when people get involved with community leadership programs are astounding. They become better leaders in all areas of their lives – personally and professionally, as well as impact the region in a positive way. Dozens of smart, committed, diverse people together over time + learning about the region + inspiring them to use their talent to tackle challenges together = a deep leadership experience, relationships, and growth that lasts long beyond the program.
HOW SHOULD PEOPLE CONNECT TO LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIS ACROSS SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN?
Learn more about Leadership Oakland by visiting leadershipoakland.com