Tuesday, August 1, 2017

#LeadershipTuesdays: Embracing & Cultivating The Leader In You

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." 

John Quincy Adams

Whoopi Goldberg as Laurel Ayres in "The Associate" (1996 Comedy)

On Tuesdays, WOMENATLIBERTY presents Leadership Tuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. The featured article today is, "10 Signs You Are Really A Leader (and Might Not Know It)" by Lolly Daskal (Forbes.com). Embracing your leadership skills is easy for some and difficult for others. Some people don't want to be a leader. They just want to get the job done and keep it moving. Others don't want the hassle of managing others. It can be a lot of work. But there are times when embracing your leadership skills becomes a necessity to thriving and realizing your potential as Whoopi Goldberg did as the character Laurel Ayres in the movie "The Associate". When her current organization did not value her skills, she left the company and embarked on one of the greatest adventures in business of her a life.

One of the things that makes a difference in an organization and has the greatest impact on its culture is its leadership. Good leaders are difference-makers. They add value to people and customers. They also set the tone for how the organization will interact with each other and relate to its customers. 

You owe it to yourself to embrace and cultivate your leadership skills. Learn how to add value to people. If your current organization doesn't value you, another company will. As "Laurel Ayres" learned your skills will be valuable to you and help you be successful if not as an employee, maybe as an entrepreneur or vendor/contractor. 

To view today's article, see "10 Signs You Are Really A Leader (and Might Not Know It)".  For more information on Leadership Tuesdays or WOMEN AT LIBERTY, click here. 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Speak, Pray, Believe...@vnona

Speak it, pray it until your mind, body and the universe line up with and manifest what you are speaking. 

(“The simple truth is that if you had a mere kernel of faith, a poppy seed, say, you would tell this mountain, ‘Move!’ and it would move. There is nothing you wouldn’t be able to tackle." Matthew 17:20)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Beauty, Distinctive and Uncommon...Yvonne Pierre

"The enemy uses those things [you are] insecure about. Free yourself and take your power back by being secure in who you are - flaws and all."

--Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir

Beauty starts in the soul, deep in the soul. Cultivate its seeds there and it will blossom from its dark place into distintive and uncommon magnificence. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Believe...Isa Zapata

"The more you believe in yourself, the more the world believes in you!"

--Isa Zapata

So, find a mirror or turn on the camera in your phone, look into it and repeat these words: "I believe in you."

Monday, June 26, 2017

Trust But Verify...

"One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything."

--Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Leading By Example...Himanshu Bhatia

"As a leader, it's a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow." 

-- Himanshu Bhatia, Founder and CEO, Rose International

Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTYpresents Leadership Tuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Today's article highlights one company's, namely Apple, latest effort to improve diversity at the tech giant where there has been slow progress in increasing the representation of minorities and women. See 
"Apple's New Diversity Officer Will Report Directly to CEO".

For more information on Leadership Tuesdays or WOMEN AT LIBERTY, click here. 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day!

For some it's just another day off or a day to enjoy a cookout or day at the beach. But for those who have loved ones who have given the ultimate sacrifice, this day can bring sadness.

Let's honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country by living a life that uphold the ideals for which they died: freedom, justice, equality, and peace.