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Igniting the Workforce through Leadership Training

January 31, 2019 | Middle Management Academy | Comments

Nicholas Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

Sometimes all it takes to ignite growth is a single spark. Just ask Georgiana Staley, a 2016 graduate of the Middle Management Academy (MMA), a National Council leadership-training program that helps middle managers become leaders. MMA showed Georgiana, a program director at the Community Services Group, how to become a stronger link in the management […]

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Roy Fisher

Program Manager, Navos Mental Health Solutions

It’s 6:30 am when my alarm goes off. I get up to enjoy the morning quiet and play out the day ahead. This morning, I reflect on the upcoming senior leadership meeting. As I consider those I’ll see around the table, I am once again drawn to the fact that I will be the only […]

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I Was a Little Fish in a Huge Pond: A Young Leader’s Story

Lisa Martin, MA

Staff Training & Development Coordinator, Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health

Last year’s National Council Conference was the best professional experience I’ve had in my eight year career in behavioral health care. As a millennial still finding my way in a field continually growing toward a fully-integrated health system, the most difficult part of being a “young leader” is feeling misunderstood. I dare to compare generational […]

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The Personal Side of Change

January 17, 2014 | Middle Management Academy | Comments

Jeanne Supin

MMA Lead Faculty Member

We are hardwired against change. Our brain stem conspires to fuel our change-anxiety. The same part of our brains that likes steady heartbeats, stable body temperatures, and balanced hormones also insists we distrust others, repeat what historically brought us pleasure, stick only to our tribe, and avoid all threats (e.g., everyone and everything else, especially anyone or anything new).

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