Leaders and Resilience

February 4th, 2018

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The best leaders have variations of resilience or the “capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.” With this distinct quality, there are several ways that they demonstrate the ability to prevail. Let’s take a look at how leaders demonstrate resilience.

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The Courage to Grow

January 21st, 2018

lone cypressRecently I had to ask myself this question: Do I have the courage to grow? As an accomplished professional, I had accomplished what the world deemed success with the right jobs and professional training.

But, did I continue to reach for additional growth opportunities and greater awareness? What did that really mean anyway?

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The Courage to Lead

January 7th, 2018

Williamson GreatnessLeaders have an important job. That is simply this: Be courageous. In every aspect of serving others, leaders are challenged to step up, lean in, and rise beyond fear. There is an obligation and the world is waiting!

So, this year I am sharing more lessons learned and observations about how leaders step into that next level of leadership. As an advocate, former policymaker, and community leader, I am compelled to encourage aspiring leaders to pursue roles where their support is vital.

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Nevertheless…They Persisted!

December 31st, 2017

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It was an eventful year for many reasons. Specifically, it was a year of women making an impression in leadership positions throughout the nation.

Everywhere women were speaking up, standing up, sitting in, and demanding change and respect. With the march in Washington, DC and a flurry of activity, it seems appropriate to look back at pivotal ways that women made a mark in 2017.

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Can We All Stand Up?

December 1st, 2017

blogpost cover sheetOn this day in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to stand and then she was arrested for not giving up her seat.

At the time, people likely pointed and criticized. Some empathized. Others took action and supported what became the Montgomery Bus Boycott. As history tells us, she was judged and jailed. In turn, she later was ostracized and labeled.

From news accounts, talking heads had a field day with such extraordinary defiance.

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