Friday, May 22, 2015

Learning To Be Great!...Kristi Yamaguchi

"I learned to put 100 percent into what you're doing. I learned about setting goals for yourself, knowing where you want to be and taking small steps toward those goals. I learned about adversity and how to get past it."

--Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristi Yamaguchi,  1992 Winter Olympics Figure Skater
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Your Main Capital...Ernest Hemmingway

I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best.  My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently.

Ernest Hemingway

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Advice For Those In Leadership...Joyce Meyer

“(On being in a position of leadership) Even if it's your dog, you've got authority over somebody. Start treating him better.”

--Joyce Meyer (http://www.joycemeyer.org/)




Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Today's Leadership Tuesdays' blog features the article, "3 Keys For Bringing Out The Best In People" by Michael Beck. This article aptly brings leaders back to the fundamentals of effectively leading people with this quote: 
"When a leader regards the members of their team as people, they acknowledge that everyone - regardless of position or tenure - has hopes and dreams, fears and stresses.  They understand that people generally want to do a good job.  And when results aren't what the leader expects, he or she addresses the issue as one person to another, rather than to dish out a "scolding" or respond in a manner which treats people simply as an "asset" or a "resource".  In effect, good leaders treat people like they themselves want to be treated."
When things are not going well in an organization and goals are not being met, it is easy to forget that people are the most valuable part of an organization.  This article reminds us of that with three simple keys.  

To learn what those keys are, read the article by clicking here. For more information on Leadership Tuesdays or WOMEN AT LIBERTYclick here. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Protesting: A Means To An End...Cheryl J. Sanders


“Protest of injustice is a good and necessary thing, but you need to have an alternative in mind. You can’t just tear stuff down. You need to have an inkling of what is possible.” *

--Rev. Dr. Cheryl J. Sanders,  Professor of Christian Ethics, Howard University School of Divinity. Senior Pastor Third Street Church of God, Washington, D.C. 




*To read the article from which this quote was taken, "Dr. Cheryl Sanders’ Seven Leadership Lessons to Take from MLK’s Legacy", by Sharon Hong (1/23/14), go to:



“Protest of injustice is a good and necessary thing, but you need to have an alternative in mind,” she said. “You can’t just tear stuff down. You need to have an inkling of what is possible.” - See more at: http://fuller.edu/about/news-and-events/articles/2014/dr--cheryl-sanders--seven-leadership-lessons-to-take-from-mlk-s-legacy/#sthash.2Y78VmCm.dpuf
“Protest of injustice is a good and necessary thing, but you need to have an alternative in mind,” she said. “You can’t just tear stuff down. You need to have an inkling of what is possible.” - See more at: http://fuller.edu/about/news-and-events/articles/2014/dr--cheryl-sanders--seven-leadership-lessons-to-take-from-mlk-s-legacy/#sthash.2Y78VmCm.dpuf
“Protest of injustice is a good and necessary thing, but you need to have an alternative in mind,” she said. “You can’t just tear stuff down. You need to have an inkling of what is possible.” - See more at: http://fuller.edu/about/news-and-events/articles/2014/dr--cheryl-sanders--seven-leadership-lessons-to-take-from-mlk-s-legacy/#sthash.2Y78VmCm.dpuf

Monday, April 27, 2015

Common Sense + Courage = Solutions...Frances Perkins

"Most of man's [woman's] problems upon this planet, in the long history of the race, have been met and solved either partially or as a whole experience based on common sense and carried out with courage."

--Frances L. Perkins, First Woman Member of the United States Presidential Cabinet,  Secretary of Labor 1933-1945


Thursday, April 23, 2015

To My Daughter:You Are Worthy Of Being Heard!...Kerry Washington

"I just want [daughter Isabelle] to know that she's heard. Really heard, because I feel like that is what we all really want. When I think about any of the missteps in my life that I've made, all of which I'm grateful for, it's because I just so wanted to be truly seen and heard for who I am and was afraid I wasn't or wouldn't be. 

I see you, I hear you, I'm with you as you are."
 --Kerry Washington, Actress


Quote taken from March issue of Marie Claire and article by Lena Dunham, creator of Girls (HBO). Read article here:  http://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity/a13655/kerry-washington-april-2015/

Monday, February 23, 2015