Monday, September 30, 2013

Using Power Wisely...Thomas Jefferson

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.

--Thomas Jefferson


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Wisdom From Above

But the wisdom from above is pure first of all; it is also peaceful, gentle, and friendly; it is full of compassion and produces a harvest of good deeds; it is free from prejudice and hypocrisy.

--James 3:17, The Bible, Good News Translation (GNT)


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Be Relentless...Halle Berry

There have been so many people who have said to me, 'You can't do that,' but I've had an innate belief that they were wrong. Be unwavering and relentless in your approach.

--Halle Berry 


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Leadership Tuesday: Accountability Works Both Ways...@vnona

Those who do not want to be accountable for their actions should not be in a position where people are accountable to them.

--Nona O.

Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY presents Leadership Tuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Read today's article, "Accept Accountability for the Effects of Our Leadership" by Dr. Gregg “Skip” Bailey, go to the Women Making History Facebook page for the 9/17/13 posting.

To read past Leadership Tuesdays' features on Ruth J. Simmons-former President of Brown University, Mellody Hobson-President of Ariel Investments, Denise Morrison-President of Campbell Soup, and more,
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Monday, September 16, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

We Are All God's Creation...Maya Angelou

While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation.

--Maya Angelou


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hands Open, Reaching Out...Richelle Goodrich

“Funny thing how when you reach out, people tend to reach right back. Best, then, to make sure your hand is open and not fisted.”

--Richelle E. Goodrich

Homeless man finds platinum diamond ring and returns it*

View full story here:
*http://www.examiner.com/article/homeless-man-finds-platinum-diamond-ring-and-returns-it-to-rightful-owner

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

May Our Lives Honor Your Sacrifice

To the victims of September 11, 2001:  because your lives were changed on that day, our lives were changed and are continuously changing.  We will endeavor every day to live lives that honor the tremendous sacrifice that each one of you and your families made. God Bless your memory...

9/11/01 Victims of Terrorism
Never Forget!!


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Leadership Tuesdays: Really Listening Shows That I Respect You

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.

--Bryant H. McGill 



Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY presents Leadership Tuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Today's article, Millennials at Work: Gen Ys and Ambition by Lindsey Pollak, focuses on how to communicate with and manage Millennials.  Understanding the need of both parties to be heard is the first step in laying the ground for productive and successful relationships.  Individuals from Generation X must also bear in mind that Millennials are very comfortable with texting and communicating via email and social media where Generation Xers and Baby Boomers may prefer more face-to-face meetings.  Likewise, Millennials must be aware of the cultural norms in their environment and adapt in order to increase their effectiveness and thus, their ability to be successful.

Check out today's article hereTo read past Leadership Tuesdays' features on how to manage your personal brand, the positive use of power, or resilence, click here.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Respect + Honor + Trust = High Value...Blaine Lee

”When people honor each other, there is a trust established that leads to synergy, interdependence, and deep respect. Both parties make decisions and choices based on what is right, what is best, what is valued most highly.” 

--Blaine Lee


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Happy National Grandparents Day!!!

Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent. 

--Donald A. Norberg



Today is National Grandparents Day! Are your grandparents special.   Tell us in a blog or brief video why they are special to you and you could win FREE breakfast for them.  See details below.  Contact info@womenatliberty.com, @womenatliberty on Twitter, or Women Making History on Facebook.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Reverence For Life...Albert Schweitzer

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality, namely that good consists in maintaining, assisting, and enhancing life, and that to destroy, to harm, or to hinder life is evil.

--Albert Schweitzer




How Far Have We Really Come? | 50th Anniversary of the March On Washington

(excerpt)



What can we do to definitively impact the statistics and improve the living standards for African Americans? Here I humbly offer some solutions:
    • Respect life. We cannot afford to lose another life, especially young lives, to senseless violence. Because everyone has value, we must value the brothers and sisters of our community. Everyone is important to our village’s future success. To that end, we must also focus on being healthy.
    • Increase mentorship in our communities. “Each one teach one.” In other words, we are our brother’s and sister’s keeper. We must care about one another and let our concern move us to take action that improves our communities and families.
    • Don’t accept the negative images of black life displayed in the media and in our community as the norm. Do not tolerate discrimination and colorism within the African American community.
    • Continue to increase African American graduation rates from high school, college, and graduate school. We must continue to encourage our children to...


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Friday, September 6, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Are We Prepared For Harvest?...Oscar Miriu

The size of your harvest depends on how many leaders you have.

--Oscar Miriu, Senior Pastor, Narobi Chapel, Kenya




Have Far Have We Really Come? | 50th Anniversary of the March On Washington

          We have come a great distance in this country in the 50 years, but we still have
          a great distance to go before we fulfill the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr.

          --Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), August 28, 2013



The problems that plague our communities are complex and we need everyone working to solve these problems. We cannot delegate this task to just those currently in leadership.  If we want to reap a large harvest, we must have a large cadre of prepared and capable leaders.  Leaders think critically, they lead by their actions, and they improve their lives and the lives of the people around them. We must also aspire to be good leaders and train our children to be leaders and not just followers.

Fifty years from now, our society will reflect the work and investment of today’s generation. Our current leaders and the leaders that we prepare will determine the size and value of our harvest.



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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Honoring The Past, Moving Forward

The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.  

--Ralph Blum



How Far Have We Really Come? | 50th Anniversary of the March On Washington

"We have come a great distance in this country in the 50 years, but we still have
a great distance to go before we fulfill the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr."

 

--Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), August 28, 2013

This past week, some 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legendary “I Have A Dream” speech, two of his children that he referred to in the speech, together with other civil rights organizations and tens of thousands of individuals celebrated moments in history that helped America to come to grips with words from its 1776 Declaration of Independence,

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”[1]

On Saturday, August 24th, Martin King III and his sister, Rev. Bernice King, along with Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network and co-convener of the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March On Washington, and a host of other civil rights organizations marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the newly erected Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial to remember and honor what happen on August 28, 1963. (See pictures from the 8/24/13 March On Washington)

Fifty years to the day of the actual 1963 March On Washington, many of the “march veterans” and foot soldiers who had participated in the original march locked arms with college students, and led thousands down the original path to the Lincoln Memorial to hear President Barack Obama, John Lewis and others speak about this watershed moment in the history of the Civil Rights movement. President Barack Obama told...



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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Leadership Tuesdays: What Are Your Values?

Leaders know what they value. They also recognize the importance of ethical behavior. The best leaders exhibit both their values and their ethics in their leadership style and actions.

--Susan M. Heathfield, from the article, "Leadership Values and Ethics, Secrets of Leadership Success"



Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY presents Leadership Tuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Today's focus is on what we value and specifically, our "core values". Core values are traits or qualities that you consider not just worthwhile, they represent an individual's or organization's highest priorities, deeply held beliefs, and core, fundamental driving forces.[1] 

Successful leaders are people whose leadership and behavior is guided by their core values. Their followers are drawn to them based on how the leader lives out what they believe.


Check out Susan M. Heathfield's article, "Leadership Values and Ethics, Secrets of Leadership Success" for a discussion on what causes distrust in organizations and characteristics of successful leadership.  Remember, as John Maxwell says, everything rises and falls on leadership. If we are going to be effective leaders who are equipped to address and solve some of our toughest organizational, business, social, national and/or community problems, we must build trust, behave ethically, and work for the common good. 


To read past Leadership Tuesdays' features on how to manage your personal brand, the positive use of power, or resilence, click here.
Notes:
[1] Core Values Are What You Believe By Susan M. Heathfield, http://humanresources.about.com/od/glossaryc/g/Core-Values.htm

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day!!

As summer officially ends today, I hope that you spend today doing something that is meaningful to you. You deserve a day of rest, relaxation, and regeneration. Have a Happy Labor Day!!


Happy Labor Day America!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Dawning Of A New Day...Rev. Bernice King

"If we are going to continue the struggle of freedom and create true community, then we will have to be relentless in exposing, confronting, and ridding ourselves of the mindset of pride, and greed, and selfishness, and hate, and lust, and fear, and idleness, and lack of purpose and lack of love, as my brother said, for our neighbor. We must seize this moment, the dawning of a new day, the emergence of a new generation who is postured to change the world through collaborative power facilitated by unconditional love."   

–Rev. Bernice King, youngest daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 2013

http://officialmlkdream50.com

Have Far Have We Really Come? | 50th Anniversary of the March On Washington

          We have come a great distance in this country in the 50 years, but we still have
          a great distance to go before we fulfill the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr.
          --Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), August 28, 2013


This past week, some 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legendary “I Have A Dream” speech, two of his children that he referred to in the speech, together with other civil rights organizations and tens of thousands of individuals celebrated moments in history that helped America to come to grips with words from its 1776 Declaration of Independence,

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”[1]
On Saturday, August 24th, Martin King III and his sister, Rev. Bernice King, along with Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network and co-convener of the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March On Washington, and a host of other civil rights organizations marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the newly erected Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial to remember and honor what happen on August 28, 1963. (See pictures from the 8/24/13 March On Washington)

Fifty years to the day of the actual 1963 March On Washington, many of the “march veterans” and foot soldiers who had participated in the original march locked arms with college students, and led thousands down the original path to the Lincoln Memorial to hear President Barack Obama, John Lewis and others speak about this watershed moment in the history of the Civil Rights movement. President Barack Obama told...



To read more, click here.