Over the centuries, leadership has been recognized as a difficult task, but the leadership challenge this century presents is unlike any other. The world today has been enveloped in a climate of change, which leaves little to no room for ineffective leadership. Yet, across the globe organizations and governments still operate within the centenarian context Read More
What’s Your Ripple Effect?
Recently, I was asked to speak on behalf of a non-profit organization, for which I volunteer. The purpose of my speech was to share why I’d chosen to sit on the Board of Directors, volunteer and hopefully persuade those listening to volunteer as well. Initially, while preparing, I struggled with articulating why I’m so willing Read More
Powerful Black History Quotes
February marks the month when many of us make a concerted effort to learn more about Black History and remind ourselves of the impact that people of African descent have had on the world. A huge part of this impact has been the words these icons have written and spoken. Here are 28 of some Read More
7 Leadership Lessons from the 2014 Global Leadership Summit
As most of you know, I take personal development and self-improvement very serious. I’m even more passionate about leadership development. Why? Leaders facilitate change. Whether the change is perceived to be positive or negative, typically a leader is always at the helm of initiating that change. Thus, leaders influence the course in which other’s lives Read More
5 Life Lessons From Dr. Maya Angelou
A few weeks ago, I shared a blog post titled, “5 Virtual Mentors That Changed My Life”. I had originally planned to add two more virtual mentors, but the post started getting long. If I had added the two additional mentors, Maya Angelou would have made the list along with Frederick Douglass. Thus, this week’s blog Read More
A Terrible Mistake Leaders Often Make
As a leader, I find it alarming and disheartening how many leaders make one common mistake. Often this mistake is overlooked by these leaders and repeated by the people they intend to lead. According to research, only 11% of leaders in North America are effective. I would attribute this mistake to that discouraging figure, but Read More
Have Courage – A Tribute to Nelson Mandela
Recently I have questioned my commitment to the ideals I pursue, teach and believe. I would guess that most of us would say, the most provocative question by which we could measure belief is simply, “Would you die for it?” Death for belief has created martyrs, many of whom have names we do not know, Read More
In a world of constant change and shift, using the word guarantee in a sentence, almost immediately causes someone to second guess your credibility. The word guarantee has been so mis-used and carelessly displayed, that most of us barely notice advertisements and signs that boast the phrase, “Satisfaction Guaranteed”. We’re so used to being disappointed Read More
The World Is Moving! Are You Keeping Up?
In 2015, if you’re standing still… If you’re holding on to the old model… If you’re stuck in your comfort zone… If you think new technology is for the younger generation… If you’re not adapting to this new norm of constant change… If you’re stuck doing things the way you always have… I have breaking Read More
What if Dr. King didn’t tell us his dream?
In 1986, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday was made a federal holiday, thus many of us remember and celebrate his life, on this day. Dr. King has always been a virtual mentor and hero of mine, therefore I use this time of the year to learn more about his life, his work and his Read More