This is Leadership Sandy Springs.
We are the nexus of the community, where business, government, nonprofits, religious and citizen leaders come together to learn, engage and participate to make Sandy Springs a vibrant place to live and work.
The cornerstone of LSS is our annual leadership class. It’s a unique opportunity to learn about Sandy Springs, hear from decision makers, interact with elected officials, business and community leaders while studying issues facing our changing community. Speakers and activities throughout the year also help participants develop their leadership skills. Those skills are then put into practice as class members work in diverse teams on community projects.
However, involvement does not stop there. We provide an extensive calendar of activities for our 600 alumni, continual networking opportunities as well as keeping them abreast of what’s happening in the community.
We are community builders. Look at the two major events we sponsor each year. In the fall, we offer Sandy Springs Movies by Moonlight, a free, outdoor family movie series. In the spring, we mobilize more than 700 volunteers for Volunteer for a Better Sandy Springs, a day of community improvement. That’s what distinguishes Leadership Sandy Springs.
What we are reading and watching now:
Harvard Business Review: Five Essential Strategies for Creative Negotiations. This 8 page article outlines considerations for effective negotiations, being creative in your offers and counter offers. This is a skill to be mastered.
TED Talk by Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are. 21 minutes. Whether you are negotiating, presenting, or simply going about your day, your nonverbal communication makes an impact. http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are.html