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Lessons in Leadership

During these tumultuous times it would seem that one of the lessons in leadership we might want to uncover is how to lead more and control less, right?

Does less control lead to more freedom or less?

Does giving up control indicate a lack of caring, or the opposite?

Taryn Stejskal,
LGH Board Member and the Director of Leadership Development & Assessment at Cigna shares her view:
"It’s a time when many of us feel very much out of control. Life is going at a clip that feels unsustainable and unstoppable: 24/7 technology, a new president. My daily life equation never seems to add up: number of hours in the day plus number of tasks to be accomplished equals a deficit of time. How do we keep up? How do we stuff it all into a nice neat box with a tightly fitting lid? How do we control all of it?
In their book, Lead More, Control Less: 8 Advanced Leadership Skills that Overturn Convention, Marvin Weisbord and Sandra Janoff offer a holistic and thoughtful approach to leadership that may, at first pass, defy expectation. Their recommendation: Invite leaders to '[wear] authority more lightly.'” Click here to read more.

Interested? Intrigued enough to want to learn more?

Come learn with us and meet the author Sandra Janoff first-hand on Thursday, February 23 as we kick off our seventh annual Lessons in Leadership series featuring the book Lead More, Control Less. Click for details and to register now.
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4th Tuesday After Hours: Little River Restoratives

Have you had a chance to check out the new development happening along the south side of Capitol Avenue?

According to Kenneth R. Gosselin's article in the Hartford Courant, "A block that has struggled for years is waking up. Now, it offers a small glimpse of a promising Hartford future.” 

And now you have a chance to come experience it for yourself!

Join us at our next 4th Tuesday After Hours at:

Little River Restoratives
TUESDAY, February 28
5:30-7:30 p.m.
405 Capital Avenue, Hartford

Mark your calendars for the 4th Tuesday of every month to take advantage of the wonderful After Hours events we have planned for you! We will help you connect with our vast network during social happy hours, as well as visit and explore new areas in the community that you might otherwise not have an opportunity to experience. This event is free and open to all. Bring a new friend to LGH and get an additional entry in our exciting drawing!
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Do you want to make a difference in your community? 

According to an article by Board Source, “Each year, millions of individuals dedicate their time and expertise to shape the future of nonprofit organizations through board service. Board members provide the critical intellectual capital and strategic resources to power nonprofit success and strengthen communities.”

Congratulations to these participants who have already begun to lend their knowledge and expertise by joining the following nonprofit boards of directors:
Jennifer Whaley at Girls on the Run.
Peter Lee and Alexa Millinger at Unified Theater.
Jasmine Alcantara at CT Fair Housing Center.
David McKee at First Choice Health Center.
Darlene Bailey, Christina Santiago, and Mary Semeraro at Judy Dworin Performance Project.

The next Orientation Workshop is on March 7, 5:15 - 7:30 p.m.
The next Express Match is February 21, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

For more information or to register for an Orientation or Express Match, contact Mae Maloney at 860.206.5072 or

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We're moving on up!

Did you hear that Hartford was named one of U.S. News' "3 Up-and-Coming Places to Live?"

According to the article, “Hartford jumped 28 spots to take the No. 31 position in the 2017 Best Places to Live ranking. The most recent U.S. Census population estimates show the metro area is attracting new residents.”

How much do you know about Hartford and all it has to offer? 

If you want to truly experience a first-hand look at the attributes and attractions that make this region so vital, consider scheduling some Hartford Encounters - customized guided tours that can show your team or department how to get the most out of the region — and to see ways to put more back in! Newcomers as well as lifelong residents can discover treasures they never knew were here.

With warm weather on the way, it’s the perfect time to schedule. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Greg Andrews at 860.206.7018 or
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Shout Outs!

Alex Johnson (Quest 2004) was named CEO of Capital Workforce Partners.

Bonnie Royster (Executive Orientation 2010) is now the Executive Director of the CdLS Foundation.
Murahari Ponugoti (LGH Member) recently started with VNuIT, a California based IT Services company, and will head up business development operations in the East and NE region.

Kim Beauregard (Quest 2010, Summit 2012) was appointed to the Board of Directors for Qualidigm, a mission-driven national healthcare consulting company based in Wethersfield.

To share your news and photos with us, email Katy Bannister at

Remembering Maggie Irving

It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news that Maggie Irving, our indefatigable, resourceful and devoted Event Coordinator, passed away on February 3 at St. Francis Hospital after a brief but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

We will have a gathering in her honor on March 21 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at the 224 Ecospace, 224 Farmington Avenue in Hartford. Please join us for a time of remembrance and celebration of Maggie’s life and the gift she was to LGH.

In lieu of flowers, Maggie’s family has established a memorial fund in her name to support the Third Age Initiative.  Donations can be sent to Leadership Greater Hartford, 30 Laurel Street, Hartford, CT 06106 or made online at

Transportation is the Heart of a City

It is also the topic of many conversations and debates in our region. Let your voice and opinion be heard by taking the Transport Hartford Academy survey.

The Transport Hartford Academy seeks to deepen resident engagement and create a group of active and informed residents who will provide input into the future transportation developments in the Hartford region.
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