You Have Permission To Not Be The Smartest Person In The Room

I give you permission. For what, you ask. I give you permission to not be the smartest person in the room. As a leader, I know you are tasked with being the official question answerer, as you should. I get it. A firm understanding of the function that you are leading and managing is paramount,…

To The Person Who Hit My Car and Sped Off…

God bless the person that ripped the front end off of my parked car. No, they did not have the decency to stop that night, but who knows what the issue was. Maybe they were taking their pregnant wife to the hospital. Maybe they were drunk. Maybe they had a warrant. Maybe a lot of…

Put Some R-E-S-P-E-C on your Name

Real leadership is vision and influence, which ultimately leads to respect. Too often leaders think that their position alone will motivate their workforce to go to battle for them when in actuality they are influencing their workforce to go to battle against them.

What Makes Your Name Great?

On February 18th, 2017 I had the privilege of speaking at Central Michigan University’s Multicultural Student Leadership Conference along with many other amazing alumni who have a passion for paying it forward. Below is some footage of my presentation: What Makes Your Name Great?

The Wall

Relationships Matter. Mentors Matter. Networks Matter.

Sole Ties

From the blog formerly known as: I Just Be Talking (2014) Disclaimer: If you are looking for a post that bashes those who purchase $100, $200, $300, $1000 shoes; this is not that post. This is not a post that belittles those who choose to stand in line for upwards of 48 hours for a…

Concrete Muse

God makes regular girls from clay but he made this one from concrete. Tough to mold but tougher to break. Maybe a little rough around the edges but who needs to be pristine? Life is too real to be perfect. She can lean on God to be that. She keeps her Heart full. Hair full….