Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Re-evaluating Loss?...Autum Worcester

If you learn something from a defeat it isn`t a loss. --Autum Worcester




Monday, January 30, 2012

Love Gives...Katherine Hepburn

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get–only with what you are expecting to give–which is everything. --Katherine Hepburn




Sunday, January 29, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Truth Is Like Gold...Leo Tolstoy

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.  --Leo Tolstoy







Thursday, January 26, 2012

Being A Change Agent...Kathleen Flanagan

"I had some butterflies. All along in my career I’ve been a change agent, and I think the big surprise is how difficult driving change is, and how important it is when you’re making change to have involvement from all levels of the organization; to be selective about what you’re going to change first out of the gate; to not overwhelm the organization, but to set your goal and keep driving toward it. There’s going to be resistance, and by definition not everybody is comfortable with change, but keep your eye on the goal, and be patient enough to be flexible."   --Kathleen L. Flanagan, CEO of ABT Associates






Every Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. This week we present, "Kathleen Flanagan: Want To Lead, Nurture The Butterflies", an article from The New York Times' column, Corner Office, written by Adam Bryant.  Ms. Flanagan shares some important advice a mentor once gave her about taking on challenges. To read the article and an introduction, click here. For more information on LeadershipTuesdays, see here.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Connect The Dots...Kathleen L. Flanagan

"It’s not about being smarter than anybody else. It’s about being able to connect the dots and being the glue for a business. I’m constantly saying to my colleagues: Let’s put the puzzle together. Let’s use people with varied experiences who are wired differently to get the job done.” --Kathleen L. Flanagan, CEO of ABT Associates



Every Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. This week we present, "Kathleen Flanagan: Want To Lead, Nurture The Butterflies", an article from The New York Times' column, Corner Office, written by Adam Bryant.  Ms. Flanagan shares some important advice a mentor once gave her about taking on challenges. To read the article and an introduction, click here. For more information on LeadershipTuesdays, see here.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Butterflies in Your Stomach...Kathleen L. Flanagan

“You’ll always want to have butterflies in your stomach. Plan for success. Create your goals and your strategy, and go with your gut. Have confidence in yourself."  --Kathleen L. Flanagan, CEO of ABT Associates, speaking of the advice a mentor once gave her. 






Every Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Today, we present an article written by Adam Bryant from The New York Times' column, Corner Office, on Kathleen L. Flanagan who shares some important advice a mentor once gave her about taking on challenges.   To read "Kathleen Flanagan: Want To Lead? Nurture The Butterflies" and an introduction, click here. For more information on LeadershipTuesdays, see here.



Monday, January 23, 2012

We Are Resilient...Bern Williams

"Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit."  --Bern Williams


Haiti Earthquake, January 2010



Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Truth...George Washington

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light.
--George Washington




Saturday, January 21, 2012

Courage Doesn't Always Roar...Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. ~Mary Anne Radmacher

Friday, January 20, 2012

Keep Your Composure...Comte de Mirabeau

“Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls.” -- Comte de Mirabeau







Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Teach The Truth By Living It...James A. Garfield

There are men and women who make the world better just by being the kind of people they are. They have the gift of kindness or courage or loyalty or integrity. It really matters very little whether they are behind the wheel of a truck or running a business or bringing up a family. They teach the truth by living it. --James A. Garfield, 1831-1881




Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Ultimate Weakness...Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.  --Martin Luther King, Jr. " Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967




Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Right Time...Martin L. King, Jr.

"I am coming to feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than the people of goodwill. We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right."   --Martin Luther King, Jr.




Saturday, January 14, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Finish Each Day...Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson





Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Networking...Armstrong Williams

Networking is an essential part of building wealth. --Armstrong Williams





Every Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. In our first edition for 2012, we present a video on the importance of and the difference between how women and men network. The Salzburg Global Seminar talks with Anita Brown-Graham of the Institute of Emerging Issues who gives advice to women in leadership on networking.  To view the video, click here. For more information on LeadershipTuesdays, see here. 


Monday, January 9, 2012

Cheer Up...Kahlil Gibran

When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that, in truth, you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
--Kahlil Gibran



Sunday, January 8, 2012

Face Your Fears!...Valorie Burton with song by Kirk Franklin

Whenever you delve into deeper questions, you will encounter resistance. It’s fear. Everything you do in life is out of either fear or love. Love for others, love for God, love for yourself, and passion for something are examples of love that motivates you to do certain things. I challenge you to notice your fears and face them! 

--Valorie Burton is an Author, Speaker, and Certified Personal and Executive Coach. For more information on Valorie Burton, see valorieburton.com or connect with her at @valorieburton or facebook.com/valorieburtonfanpage
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Enjoy a song by Grammy Award winning Kirk Franklin, "Hello Fear":



Saturday, January 7, 2012

Stay In The Game...Nona

Although you missed the last pass, resilient players keep running the pattern and looking for the pass.  That's the only way you can make a difference in the game. You can't be apart of a key play sitting on the sideline.  Don't give up! Keep yourself in the game.



Friday, January 6, 2012

The Sun Will Shine Again*...Nona

Sometimes storms can unleashed such a fury in our lives and it may rain everyday for days. But we hold on because we know that it can not rain always. The sun will shine again. --Nona




*To hear an original song entitled, "The Sun Will Shine Again", by Nona & Friends featuring Nova Nelson Tate, click here. You may also click on the player on the right of this page.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Success In Spite of Fear...Mario Cortes

"Nothing can sabotage winning, except for fear of losing. Success usually lies just beyond failure."  --Mario Cortes



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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Our Potential Is Limitless...Christopher Reeve

We can either watch life from the sidelines, or actively participate...Either we let self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy prevent us from realizing our potential, or embrace the fact that when we turn our attention away from ourselves, our potential is limitless.  --Christopher Reeve (1952 - 2004) 






Monday, January 2, 2012

Resilience Is...Valorie Burton

Resilience is not about looking perfect or maintaining a flawlessly upbeat attitude as you navigate your way out of a ditch and onto a new path.  What matters is that you climb out of that ditch, even if you occasionally stumble on your way up.  --Valorie Burton, Author, "Where Will You Go from Here?"


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Sunday, January 1, 2012

God Is With You...Happy New Year!!

Be strong! Be courageous! Don’t be afraid or intimidated, because the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. --Adapted from Joshua 1:9, The Bible

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!