Monthly Archives: November 2014

A pedestrian’s view of getting to work in Atlanta

by Sarah Kirsch In one of my favorite books, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Atticus Finch tells his children, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Recently I’ve had the opportunity to walk around with other folks in Atlanta and it’s changed my perspective on a number of topics. It all began this summer when I was offered the opportunity to lead ULI Atlanta and I attended a meeting for ULI … Read More

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Regionalism & Infrastructure: CFL Day 2

by Odetta MacLeish-White Day Two of ULI Atlanta’s 2015 Center for Leadership (CFL) program focused on Regionalism and Infrastructure. The speakers and activities for the day provided us with a glimpse into the scope and complexity of keeping a region running smoothly. Some of the themes that cropped up over and over throughout the day included: Communication makes regionalism work, but you must find leaders for current problems without alienating future leaders; The problems are immediate but many of the real solutions take a long time to develop and implement; Regionalism … Read More

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“Find a job you love and never work another day in your life”

by Tyler Blazer “Find a job you love and never work another day in your life” This was one of the broader tenets during September’s “Learn from the Best” session with Mark Toro. While being mindful of creating a work-life balance, Mark Toro was also adamant to point out that one must take work beyond the office walls and beyond regular business hours in order to stand out from the competition. Mark started the conversation with the audience of more than twenty-five ULI Young Leaders by warning that he wasn’t … Read More

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