A growing number of transportation professionals are serving in positions of leadership and management. A recent survey suggests that over 80% of member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers have significant management or leadership responsibilities. While many of these professionals have attained good leadership and management skills through their experience or natural ability, most have received very little, if any, formal education or training in these areas. Many could be more effective for their organizations and achieve grater personal career accomplishments with improved management and leadership skills. This article presents eight steps that provide a foundation for an initial evaluation of these skills: defining and sharing the mission, attracting and retaining the best employees, building the team, developing the best managers, building professionalism, building respect and credibility, selling oneself and one's organization, and creating organizational efficiency. Taking advantage of leadership and management training from ITE and other sources will assist transportation professionals to become better leaders and managers. These skills will be required to achieve the successful, high-performance organization that will be necessary to meet and exceed new challenges in the 21st century.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Elizer Jr, R M
  • Publication Date: 2000-5


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00798396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 13 2000 12:00AM