LEADERSHIP UNLOCKED, CONFIDENCE UNLEASHED.

Permission to Speak

Permission to Speak

Someone requested a favor of me, a favor that did not align with what I was doing and would have inconvenienced me. I was assured I could say NO… which I promptly did. I felt some kind of way about the giving of permission to refuse. It wasn’t required; I...
Influence is Relational

Influence is Relational

Leadership is influence. But influence outside of relationship is almost impossible. So this mission-oriented, borderline introvert had to step out of my comfort zone to find the relationship approach that authentically worked for my personality and allowed me to...
Reluctant Leader

Reluctant Leader

My leadership experience began early in life. As the oldest of five and the oldest grandchild on both sides of my family, I was often “voluntold” to lead my siblings and/or cousins in some activity, an exercise usually like herding cats but nowhere near as smooth as...
Life Decisions

Life Decisions

A friend of mine said she was mad at God when the choice she made didn’t work out the way she planned. I started to question her…ask her why Then I remembered the stupid thing I did when I didn’t pay attention to my inner knowing, the God voice whispering, or the...
Multiracial

Multiracial

I have always understood that most Black Americans have some European DNA; a study published in 2016 reported that essentially all Black American descendants of enslaved Africans have European ancestry. ALL Black American descendants of enslaved Africans would...