Arnie Silverman, along with 5 other local leaders, was recognized for his exceptional leadership, integrity, and service to the Atlanta community with a 2018 Leadership Character Award.The Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership™, in partnership with Turknett Leadership Group, honored local leaders at their annual Leadership Character Awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 9th. Arnie was nominated by Martha Pacini, a long-time friend and colleague.
Arnie’s company, Silverman Construction Program Management (Silverman CPM) specializes in helping non-profit and community organizations navigate the complexities of construction programs ensuring quality projects delivered within budget. The spirit of giving is a constant at Silverman because of Arnie’s passions for philanthropy, non-profit, and community work. Throughout his career, Arnie has mentored and counseled younger professionals who wanted to engage in development projects that benefited the community. Arnie’s focus on relationship-building and facilitating skill development has an immediate and long-lasting impact on the Atlanta community and beyond.
For the past 22 years, Arnie Silverman’s expertise has played a role in delivering some of Atlanta’s most important landmarks, from the Atlanta Botanical Garden and Piedmont Park to Ponce City Market and the Atlanta Streetcar. His work has taken him from assisting Habitat for Humanity with the construction of its new headquarters to supporting the monks at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in the development of a new visitors center. For Arnie, every “for purpose” project is important and receives his personal attention.
The Leadership Character Awards are based on the LEADERSHIP CHARACTER MODEL, ™ developed by Bob and Lyn Turknett, founders of Turknett Leadership Group. The nomination form includes the question “do those served grow as persons?”, which is based on Robert Greenleaf’s Best Test™ of Servant Leadership, created more than four decades ago. Greenleaf created a compelling vision of individuals and institutions focused not on the accumulation and exercise of power for personal advantage, but on sharing power, placing the needs of others first, and helping people develop and perform to their full potential. The Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the reach of Robert Greenleaf’s vision of Servant Leadership, reaching out and serving individuals and organizations in the for-profit, not-for-profit, and public sectors.
Turknett Leadership Group’s expertise is developing leaders promoting Greenleaf’s goal of promoting a more just and caring society. Through an approach grounded in science and guided by the Leadership Character Model®, TLG helps organizations select the right people, build strong leadership teams, grow ethical and accountable leaders at all levels, and develop high-performing, agile cultures.