Reggie Wilkinson: Inspiring Leaders to Make a Greater Social Impact in the Lives of Others
Reggie Wilkinson is a member of the MTC Board of Directors. He’s also the author of two books called “Leadership and Management: Connecting the Dots” and “Leadership and Management 2: Connecting the Dots”. Reggie recently spoke to Job Corps leaders during an MTC conference, discussing some of the key management topics from his books.
“The message [of the conference] was based on the two books I have written, Leadership and Management: Connecting the Dots, book(s) one and two … What I wanted to do with these books and these chapters [was] to connect all these topical areas under the auspices of leadership and management, and then let them, the leaders who read them, be self-governed about what’s most important to them.”
Reggie emphasized the importance of transformational leadership and explained how it can help leaders make a greater social impact in the lives of others.
“When you create a positive culture, and a positive culture is stimulated by leadership, then it can lead to all good things. It can lead to staff who are in a workplace that they appreciate. It can lead to the students, who we serve, to achieve, to leave Job Corps with a skill, with the enthusiasm about becoming a citizen making a difference, rather just another statistic.”
Reggie continues, “MTC has this deep commitment to social impact, to social justice, to creating positive cultures, and that resonates in a big way when they’re managing prisons and Job Corps centers and other operations around the world. So, [it would be] hard to find companies that have a bigger commitment to social impact than MTC.”