Friday, September 30, 2011

A Faithful Compass Will Sway If...Walter Scott

A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy. --Walter Scott 





Thursday, September 29, 2011

Congresswoman Gwen Moore...On Relationships

It’s important to manage “it”.  You have to schedule your life around maintaining a relationship. Relationships are work.  And if you’re not willing to put the work in, you’re not going to have a relationship.  --Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) 



Quote from "Real Talk, Real Women (Not For Sistahs Only)" sponsored by Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI),  Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference, 8/24/11

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Make Love A Priority

"I make love a priority in my life.  Whenever it shows up and however it shows up."  --Iyanla Vanzant, Author, Speaker, and Minister





Quote from "Real Talk, Real Women (Not For Sistahs Only)" sponsored by Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI),  Congressional Black Caucus Legislative  Conference, 8/24/11. For more only Dr. Vanzant, see http://www.innervisionsworldwide.com.



Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mind Matters...Iyanla Vanzant

Everything you do matters.  ...the way you walk into a room matters.   Mind what you think and mind what you say.  

--Iyanla Vanzant, Author, Speaker, and Minister


Quote from "Real Talk, Real Women (Not For Sistahs Only)" sponsored by Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI),  Congressional Black Caucus Legislative  Conference, 8/24/11


Dr Vanzant's Most Recent Book
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Leadership Axiom: Do Something!...Bill Hybels

A bias for action. When in doubt, do something!  We're not called by God to fundamentally...to simply play defense. We are supposed to be gaining territory.  The Great Commission says, there is this message, get it out there and spread it! So my bias is that leaders ought to get up in the morning and say, 'what yardage can we make' and not get up in the morning with a fear mentality of how do we protect the homefront. You got to move the ball up field. And you gotta have that we're playing offense mentality. --Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, IL




Photo credit: http://meacswacsports.blogspot.com/2010/03/howard-university-announces-2010.html

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Defeat Self-Sabotaging Behaviors...Debbie Ford

We can never manage or defeat our self-sabotaging behaviors without embracing the shadows that are driving them.  

--Debbie Ford, NY TImes Best-Selling Author, Expert on The Shadow and Transformation.  Twitter:  @Debbie_Ford
http://www.debbieford.com



Friday, September 23, 2011

Give Voice To The Voiceless...Paula Madison

We are supposed to give voice to the voiceless.  --Paula Madison giving impromptu remarks at a Congressional Black Caucus' Leadership Conference 9/22 Session on the role of broadcast news.  Ms. Madison is now a part of Williams Group Holdings (Majority owner of the Los Angeles Sparks professional basketball team and largest investor in the Africa Channel).  She recently retired in May 2010 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at NBC Universal.




Thursday, September 22, 2011

The History of This Country Is One Long Struggle...Molly Ivins

It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America.  

-- Molly Ivins





Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Take Risks...Linda Gooden

"Don't be afraid to take risks. You have to recognize that sometimes you will fail. But you have to regard both the successes and failures as learning experiences and always focus on looking forward."  --Linda R. Gooden, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin



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


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Leadership Tuesdays: Effective Communication...Linda Gooden

"...Communication is really in the receiver's eyes and to be effective, the receiver has to benefit from the communication."  --Linda R. Gooden, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin



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, September 19, 2011

Through the Looking Glass...@willjohnston

Occasionally we peer through the window of another’s life and glimpse a stain on his soul.  The fool sees only the faults of his fellow man, but the wise man catches his own reflection in the glass.  --Will Johnston, Mind Muse, http://willfjohnston.com




Source: http://willfjohnston.com/2011/09/06/through-the-looking-glass/ via @willjohnston





Sunday, September 18, 2011

I Can Only Receive...@StevenFurtick


The Perception Principle*


I can only receive someone on the level that I perceive them.  This is true for God, and for every human relationship you have. The way you choose to see someone determines how you will treat them and how you will receive whatever they have to give you.  --Steven Furtick, Pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC. 



*To read Steven Furtick's blog on this quote, click here
Photo credit: http://willfjohnston.com, @willjohnston

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Life Is...Sheila C. Johnson

“Life is a great big canvas and you should throw all the paint on it you can.”   --Sheila C. Johnson, Vice chairman of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, (Co-owner of the Washington Mystics, Wizards and Capitals)



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


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Leadership Tuesdays: Advice from Sheila C. Johnson, Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports

Advice:  “Never lose sight of who you really are, follow your passion, never demean yourself around anyone, stay truly focused and make sure that you maintain your moral compass.”   --Sheila C. Johnson, Vice chairman of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, (Co-owner of the Washington Mystics, Wizards and Capitals)






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, September 12, 2011

Build A New Model...R. Buckminster Fuller


You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.   --R. Buckminster Fuller




Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 Tribute--We Honor You...You'll Never Walk Alone

WOMEN AT LIBERTY & Women History Makers-DC, MD, & VA 

honor the memory



of all those who lost their lives in the tragedies that occurred on September 11, 2001 in 
New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. 

We also celebrate the contributions of those who courageously responded to and guided the United States through an unprecedented time of mourning and recovery.  



Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Loving Silence...Rachel Naomi Remen


The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.... A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.  -- Rachel Naomi Remen



Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Advice To Students: Dream Big!...Amy Gutmann

"Dream Big.  Don't just work hard. Don't just pass all your courses, but have a big dream. Have a passion for something and pursue it."  --Amy Gutmann, Ph.D., President, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


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, September 5, 2011

Be Fair...Happy Labor Day 2011

Workers who honestly and reliably fulfill their duties and responsibilities are worthy of their wages!  Be Fair!  Happy Labor Day!





Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Darkest Moment of Injustice...Gary Haugen

"When we are in, sometimes, the darkest moment of injustice, what's really happening is that that injustice is beginning  to crumble and that tipping point is being reached in which the light is going to break-in and sweep the injustice away." --Gary Haugen, President and CEO, International  Justice Mission



Source:  International Justice Mission's Documentary DVD, 2010
Photo credit: http://www.rosscostiganphotography.ie/


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Betrayal...Phish

Each betrayal begins with trust. --Phish   Do not give blind trust without cautious  consideration.  Be careful who you trust.



Friday, September 2, 2011

Find Truth...Barry White

"When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own. I couldn't swallow the hypocrisy." --Barry White (1944--2003), Five-time Grammy Winning Musician, Songwriter, and Artist



Thursday, September 1, 2011

Are You Ambitious?

"There's nothing wrong with being ambitious."   --Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany






Source:  Kayla Webley, Top 12 Female Leaders Around the World, Time Magazine,http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2005455_2005458_2028798,00.html