The New York Open Center Launches “The Leadership Institute”

Dedicated to fostering the ongoing development of innovative business leaders, empowering them to effect positive change in themselves, their organizations and the world, the New York Open Center launched The Leadership Institute. It will offer a curriculum of classes, coaching, executive forums and more.

“This initiative is indicative of the broader growing interest in all forms of personal development,” said Jayne Gumpel, Founder and co-Chairman of The Leadership Institute. “In fact, many of the most innovative and successful companies of our time – companies like Google, Nike, General Electric, Deutsche Bank – are now including mindfulness and meditation practices as part of their day-to-day activities.“

The Institute will offer workshops led by renowned educators and innovators in the fields of business, branding, finance, psychology and entrepreneurship, and unique offerings such as one-to-one leadership coaching, peer development forums, customized consulting programs and monthly networking events.

“When our needs are met at work – professional, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – we are more effective, more efficient, and have greater capacity for success; in short we are happier. Research shows that when we are happy at work sales increase by 37 percent and productivity by 31 percent,” said John Margaritis, Founder and co-Chairman. “It’s not about abandoning profitability, but about enhancing profitability with methods that can expand and enrich the whole of our being – and our contributions to the world.”

Margaritis noted CEOs who participate in monthly peer forums grow their businesses 2-1/2 times faster and increase their employee retention by up to 50 percent.

“The overall Leadership Institute approach and program – from the classes to the coaching – will inspire and empower participants to become more productive, more focused on their craft and better leaders for their organizations,” said Greg Monaco, Founding Partner of Monaco Lange branding agency and teacher of “How to Become Unforgettable,” a Leadership Institute Course taking place February 26.

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