Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Pursue What Matters!...Tim Hiller

"External actions are evidence of internal beliefs. Our deeds are what show our creeds."

--Tim Hiller, Strive: Life is Short, Pursue What Matters

Shalane Flanagan (second from left) competes during the 2017 New York City Marathon.

Picture credit: Wired Magazine, "DO NIKE'S NEW MARATHON SHOES ACTUALLY MAKE YOU RUN FASTER?"
https://www.wired.com/story/do-nike-zoom-vaporfly-make-you-run-faster/

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

#LeadershipTuesdays: Call Me Chief!

"People want to know, 'What do we call you?', like ‘chief’ is a man’s word."

--Glenna Wallace, Eastern Shawnee Chief

Chief Wallace served for years as the tribe’s secretary. In 2006, she replaced her brother as chief of the tribe making her the first woman to be elected chief of a Shawnee tribe. Wallace holds Bachelor and Master degrees from Pittsburg State University in Kansas as well as a specialist in Education degree from the University. She also completed post graduate work at Tulsa University, Arkansas State, and Southwest Missouri State University.

Meet Eastern Shawnee Chief Glenna Wallace as describes the scope of economic development projects her tribe engages in and the historical role of leadership that women played in the Shawnee tribe.


On Tuesdays, womenatliberty.com presents #LeadershipTuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage and strengthen women leaders. Today in honor of Native American Heritage Month, we feature Chief Glenna Wallace of the Eastern Shawnee tribe of Oklahoma. For more information on #LeadershipTuesdays, go to @LeadershipTues on Twitter. There you'll find resources to help you develop your leadership skills and learn from others who are successful leaders.

Monday, November 26, 2018

A Courageous Thinker Acts!...Oscar Wilde

"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all."

--Oscar Wilde





Picture:  Stefan Krause, Germany

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

#LeadershipTuesdays: Leaders...Past, Present, & Future

"All of us stand around the fishing net as equals. Sometimes one person pulls harder than another. Sometimes a person pulls for another. Leadership is like that. Leadership moves around the circle."

[Everyone in the circle should be treated with equal respect because everyone in the circle is a leader, past, present, or future.]

--Bay Mills Indian Community Elder



On Tuesdays, womenatliberty.com presents #LeadershipTuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage and strengthen women leaders. Today in honor of Native American Heritage Month, we look at how leadership is viewed within Native American cultures and communities.

Martha McLeod, Ed.D researched and wrote a dissertation on leadership in the Native American Culture after serving the Bay Mills Indian Community in Michigan for many years. She is the founding president of Bay Mills Community College in Brimley, MI. She also was President of Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, New Jersey where she retired in 2013 after leading for 10 years.


In 2002 while still president of Bay Mills,  President George W. Bush appointed her to the Advisory Board of the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities (WHITCU). The Board's purpose was to make recommendations to the President and the Secretary of Education regarding expanding and providing resources to tribal colleges and universities to ensure that they offered high quality programs and technologies to the communities they served.

As a part of her doctoral work, Dr. McLeod designed a leadership development program for Bay Mills Community College. The quote above comes from an article she wrote about what she learned during her research and provides some insight into how the Native American leaders in the Bay Mills Community perceive leadership. This is not to say that Native American culture is a monolith; it is not. There are over 500 federally recognized tribes. And not all tribes lead in the same way. However, there are a few common distinctions and one of those distinctions is that "Native Americans envision life as one great, interconnected web". This makes top-down leadership somewhat inappropriate for them. When leaders are viewed from a perspective of connectedness and in a continuum as the quote above intimates, they are either being prepared to lead, leading, or passing on wisdom to future leaders and modeling leadership for those behind. What a valuable way to view members of the community.

Click "Keeping the Circle Strong: Learning about Native American leadership" to read the article by Dr. McLeod. For more information on #LeadershipTuesdays, go to @LeadershipTues on Twitter
. There you'll find resources to help you develop your leadership skills and learn from others who are successful leaders.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Wake Up and Live!...Simone Elkeles

"If there's one thing I learned, it's that nobody is here forever. You have to live for the moment, each and every day . . . the here, the now."

--Simone Elkeles, Perfect Chemistry


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Be All In...Jeanette Berson

“Don’t drink at the water’s edge, throw yourself in. Become the water. Only then will your thirst be quenched.”
--Jeanette Berson


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

#LeadershipTuesdays: Stand Up and Be Counted...Robert F. Kennedy

“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man [woman] stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he [she] sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

--Robert F. Kennedy, 1966




Monday, November 5, 2018

Make Your Own Choices...Amitabh Bachchan

"Because you are women, people will force their thinking on you, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go. Don't live in the shadows of people's judgement. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom."

--Amitabh Bachchan


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Your Beauty Shines Through...Suzy Kassem

"When the heart is beautiful, its light shines though the eyes, vocal tones and actions of its owner."

--Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun