Sunday, July 31, 2011

No Competition For God's Promises To You...Joyce L. Rodgers

"A spirit of judgment will make you say to yourself, Who does she think she is? She thinks she's all that.  Or, What did she do to deserve that? I know someone who deserves it more!  Instead of concentrating on what God is doing for you and reflecting upon what He has promised to you, you jealously zero in on what He is doing for someone else.  What God bestows upon another in no way will take away from what he promises to give to you."  

--Joyce L. Rodgers,  Founder and CEO of Primary Purpose Ministry, Inc., Evangelist, Author and Conference Speaker (Except from the book, Fatal Distractions) 
http://www.joycerodgers.org


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fail Up...Tavis Smiley

I believe there is nothing we endure in life that you can’t recover from. Failure is not fatal. Everyone has the capacity to fail up.  
--Tavis Smiley, Broadcaster, Author, Publisher, Advocate, and Philanthropist



Friday, July 29, 2011

Hire Your Weaknesses...Sara Blakley

“Hire your weaknesses. That was one of the greatest decisions I made because it freed me up to do what I do best, which is to create, think of the ideas and marketing.  
--Sara Blakley, Entrepreneur and Founder of Spanx, Inc.


Sara Blakley is featured this week in the Leadership Tuesdays segment on the WOMEN AT LIBERTY website.  She is giving advice to entrepreneurs. Click here to check her out. 


Source:  Beth Silcox, Success Stories - Sara Blakely Improving Her Assets, Success Magazine, 





Thursday, July 28, 2011

Take Note And Be Amazed...Sara Blakley

“There are a million ways to improve everything around us.  Take note and you’ll be amazed at all the things that you see.”  --Sara Blakley, Entrepreneur and Founder of Spanx, Inc.


www.spanx.com


Sara Blakley is featured this week in the Leadership Tuesdays segment on the WOMEN AT LIBERTY website.  She is giving advice to entrepreneurs. Click here to check her out. 


Source:  Beth Silxox, Success Stories - Sara Blakely, Improving Her Assets,  http://www.successmagazine.com/success-stories-sara-blakely/PARAMS/article/650

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Creating Change...Sara Blakley

I am a case study of 'if you didn't know how this is done, this is how you do it.' It's interesting. Now I give speeches and I always ask: If no one showed you how to do your job, how would you be doing it? Take a moment and ask that question. Often your way is better. Maybe it's a fresh new approach. If you are doing something the way that everyone is doing it, you are not really creating change by doing it that way.  --Sara Blakley, Entrepreneur and Founder of Spanx, Inc.


Photo Credit: Sarah McColgan Photography
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219367


Sara Blakley is featured this week in the Leadership Tuesdays segment on the WOMEN AT LIBERTY website.  She is giving advice to entrepreneurs. Click here to check her out.  


Source:  How Failure Molded Spanx's Founder by Stacy Perman, Business Week, 11/21/2007  http://ow.ly/5NiN0

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Leadership Tuesdays: Great Ideas...Sara Blakley

Ideas are really vunerable at the moment you have them.  A lot of great ideas are killed because people, out of love and concern, will say, 'If it's such a great idea, why hasn't somebody else done it?'  --Sara Blakley, Entrepreneur and Founder of Spanx, Inc.


http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Sara+Blakely





Every Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. For more information on WOMEN AT LIBERTY's Leadership Tuesdays, see http://www.womenatliberty.com.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Do You Have The Guts To Fail?...Denzel Washington

I've found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. Nothing.  Do you have the guts to fail? If you don't fail you're not even trying. --Denzel Washington, Academy and Tony Award Winning Actor

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Always Keep Your Light On...Nona

For some folks, being "shady" is a constant. Others emanate only darkness.  But, if you have been illuminated by Christ, always keep your light on and share your light with everyone. "Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world."  Part of Matthew 5:14-16, THE MESSAGE BIBLE 



Saturday, July 23, 2011

Conversations Support Relationships...Louise Perrin

Conversations support relationships that ultimately lead to better quality outcomes.  --Louise Perrin,Senior Vice President, Heartland Zone, State Farm Insurance 






Question:  What is your definition of a 'real' conversation or true communication?


Source: http://www.womenworking.com/true-to-yourself

Friday, July 22, 2011

Trust, The Root of Success...Stephen R. Covey

Trust--or the lack of it--is at the root of success or failure in relationships and in the bottom-line results of business, industry, education, and government.  
--Stephen R. Covey, Author



Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Soul-Mates



Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you.  They are not perfect but are always perfect for you.  ~Author Unknown



Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Leadership Tuesdays: Team Effort

"No one does anything alone.  It's a team effort."  
--Deborah Alderson, President-Defense Solutions Group, SAIC


(Editor's Note:  The best time to remember this is when giving your acceptance speech)






Every Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. For more information on WOMEN AT LIBERTY's Leadership Tuesdays, see http://www.womenatliberty.com.


Source: The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association 
(AFCEA) Leadership Five Questions -- Deborah Alderson

Monday, July 18, 2011

We Must Encourage One Another...Caryn Rivadeneira

"...Christian women — whether or not we call ourselves feminists— must resist attempts to exclude women from full participation in public life. Instead, we must encourage one another in sisterly Christian love."    
--Caryn Rivadeneira







Source:  Caryn Rivadeneira, "Bachmann, Palin, and the Trouble with 'Evangelical Feminism'", Her*meneutics (n.) the Christianity Today blog for women.
http://blog.christianitytoday.com/women/2011/07/bachmann_palin_and_defining_ev.html#more

Sunday, July 17, 2011

How We Treat Each Other...A.R. Bernard

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Communication Tools Help People Learn From Each Other...Bill Gates


I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in.  -- Bill Gates


Source:  Gates Foundation

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Real Art of Conversation...Dorothy Nevill


The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.  -- Dorothy Nevill





Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Key To Conversation At Work...Deborah Tannen

The key to conversation at work is flexibility and understanding how what you say might be perceived by others.  -- Deborah Tannen




Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Leadership Tuesdays: How Do You See Yourself...Leader or Follower?

"How do you think of yourself…leader or follower? Instead of making excuses when an opportunity is presented, how about standing still and doing a little self-examination.  How do YOU think about yourself? How do YOU see yourself?"  --Vashti M. McKenzie, Bishop, African Methodist Episcopal Church (First female to be elected Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church)




Every Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. For more information on WOMEN AT LIBERTY's Leadership Tuesdays, see http://www.womenatliberty.com.


Source:




“…But Now I see.”  

For more information on Bishop McKenzie, please visit:


Monday, July 11, 2011

Real Communication...Nona

Real communication is one of the most important things you will ever do, but it is also one of the hardest things to do right.  --Nona

Person 1:  "You said.."
  
Person 2:  "But I meant..."




Sunday, July 10, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Legacy of Public Good... Mrs. Betty Ford

"We were in a position where my husband had been sworn into office during a very, very difficult time. There had been so much cover-up during Watergate that we wanted to be sure there would be no cover-up in the Ford Administration. So rather than continue this traditional silence about breast cancer, we felt we had to be public." 

--Mrs. Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (1974-1977), Wife of U.S. President Gerald R. Ford, Co-Founder of the Betty Ford Center (previously the Betty Ford Clinic), Breast Cancer Survivor

1918 -- 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Function of Freedom...Toni Morrison

The function of freedom is to free somebody else.  --Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author.




Thursday, July 7, 2011

Freedom Is Living Your Dreams...Nona

Freedom is having the courage to persevere and live the dreams you have for yourself instead of being a slave to the ones others have for you.  --Nona



Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Freedom Is Loving You...P. Diddy

Freedom is looking in the mirror and not bashing the person looking back at you! But loving YOU unconditionally.  --Sean "P. Diddy" Combs

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Leadership Tuesdays: Desire Over Fear...Sheryl Sandberg

“Don’t let your fears overwhelm your desire. Let the barriers you face—and there will be barriers—be external, not internal. Fortune does favor the bold. I promise that you will never know what you’re capable of unless you try."  --Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook



Every Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. For more information on WOMEN AT LIBERTY's Leadership Tuesdays, see http://www.womenatliberty.com.


Source: “A Woman’s Place:  Can Sheryl Sandberg upend Silicon Valley’s male-dominated culture?” by Ken Auletta, The New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/07/11/110711fa_fact_auletta#ixzz1RDjFGY7T



Monday, July 4, 2011

The America We Are Trying To Create...Hillary Rodham Clinton

There cannot be true democracy unless all citizens are able to participate fully in the lives of their country.  God bless the America we are trying to create. 
--Hillary Rodham Clinton, 67th United States Secretary of State, U.S. Senator (2001 - 2009), and First Lady of the U.S. (1993 - 2001)




Happy Independence Day! -- July 4, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Freedom For All...Rev. Gina M. Stewart

"How can those who have been oppressed rise to power and oppress others? How can some celebrate their freedom and not appreciate the humanity of others?"  --Rev. Dr. Gina M. Stewart, Pastor of Christ Missionary Baptist Church, Memphis TN





Source:  "Dynamic pastor Dr. Gina Stewart leads the way as more women shepherd black Protestant flocks", by Barbara Bradley, The Commercial Appeal of Memphis TN

Friday, July 1, 2011

Content of Character...Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.  — Martin Luther King Jr.


Are we there yet?






Image source: http://esl-multicultural-stuff.blogspot.com/