Guest Blogger: Yolanda Gray on Memorable Leadership Moments

August 17th, 2017


YolandaHS-3When I was 43 years old, I began a new career that required me to attend a paramilitary academy for six weeks. Isolated from family and friends, with structure so tight, there was no room or time to do anything except take marching orders. We were tested every day emotionally, physically, and mentally.

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Maggie Walker: Leader, Mentor & Advocate

July 16th, 2017

Local and national coverage featured a story about the first statue in Richmond, Virginia honoring Maggie Walker. Locally she is know for her contributions as an entrepreneur, teacher, advocate, newspaper publisher, bank owner, and mother. But, the truth is this: Maggie Walker is a leadership icon before her time and with a legacy that goes beyond city boundaries. Her contributions were unprecedented and her example should be a lesson replicated by leaders everywhere.

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Change Happens

June 11th, 2017

Podcast CoverHere’s my latest podcast about change.

Be sure to listen to Change Happens here. Why? Because change is inevitable. Somehow we cannot accept but we believe it when change is predicted in the air, tea leaves, or stars. Go figure!

So, what’s the best approach for leaders to transition between change? In this podcast, I discuss the importance and necessity of leaders rising to the occasion.

Be enlightened. Be enriched. Be empowered.

Leaders: Wax On, Wax Off!

May 28th, 2017

Recently a friend and I engaged in a light banter about how aspiring leaders know when they are ready to step up to the plate. We exchanged ideas that some people work at it, others step onto a “platform” and yet others assume a bully pulpit without reservation.

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Servant Leadership: Giving Up My Superhero Cape

April 28th, 2017

National Superhero Day is today and I’m giving up my cape! For me, it’s another day that we can all train new leaders! Instead of climbing another leadership ladder, let’s hang up our superhero status and become servant leaders.

Listen to “Servant Leadership: Giving Up My Superhero Cape”
Be enlightened. Be enriched. Be empowered.