September 17 is National Good Citizenship Day and a perfect day for leaders to celebrate too! Throughout the month, people who lead and serve others can think of creative ways to supportive and good citizens. While it’s not a complicated task, it can be as simple as having a positive attitude and being respectful. Here […]
It was about 10 years ago that life changed. My career took a turn and I found myself landlocked after being recruited 3K away from my home, the Left (West) Coast, and holding a layoff notice. Hmm…No bueno. But, with my creativity, I launched a leadership development and communication skills consulting firm to serve others. […]
I come from a family of leaders, preachers, and teachers. So, you can imagine that I’ve spent years informally researching their untold stories and decades of messages of creative leadership. Listening to family storytelling throughout my life, I’ve always been aware of these of my elders and ancestors who have consistently given back to the […]
Some leaders assume that their role and authority means that there is no responsibility. But, the truth is quite the opposite. Leaders have a responsibility to serve others. Leaders must be accountable to themselves and others too. If we pause to reflect about leaders who are the most effective, we might consider those who serve. […]
If anyone would have said, “Ask Yolanda, she’s a “natural-born” leader.”Well, never mind. That would never happen. I always did my best to maintain a low profile by ducking out of the way when a search for leadership was underway. From kindergarten to adulthood, I tried my best to hide.