Mentoring and mentorship have long been a part of career growth. From entry level jobs through executive roles, mentorship was something that either happened naturally or was built into a job. In many of my roles, a mentorship either happened through connecting with someone or happened through a mentoring program (which was a little more formal). However, now it seems to be harder for newer … Continue reading Invest in a Mentor
Dear fathers, Today is the day to celebrate you. Thank you to . . . The ones who make life fun. The role model, working to improve himself every day because he knows the little ones are watching. The ones who coach sports just to spend time with their children. The ones who give great advice late at night and early in the morning. The … Continue reading A Tribute to Fathers
Dear leaders, As work through the rest of the year, it’s important to think about our priorities for the rest of the year. Whether you’re a leader in your home, in the community, at work, or elsewhere, it’s important now more than ever to stop doing things that are unnecessary. Now, this has nothing to do with what you like to do. There are many … Continue reading Purpose Over Time
Over the course of my life, I have received some great advice from a variety of people. However, there is one piece of advice that I have received over and over, at different points in my life. It was often worded differently depending on who said it, but it was essentially this: Stop waiting for someone to create the thing that you’re looking for. If … Continue reading The World Is Waiting on You!
Don’t you just love surprise posts? This topic is too good to miss. With women businesses on the rise, especially minority women businesses, it’s important to know the who’s, why’s, and what’s. Let’s talk about women owned full-time and part-time (aka “side hustle”) businesses. Continue reading Let’s Talk Women Owned Businesses
For those of you who know me, you know that I’ve always wanted to play the piano. If ever there was an instrument that I loved, it was the piano. I loved the way a person, with just two hands, could create an orchestra. What intrigued me even more was the way a musician’s eyes would close as they felt the music and played flawlessly. … Continue reading Piano Playing and Leadership
In light of recent (and collective) events, it’s important to know how to be a supportive leader. Oftentimes, support is seen as something a leader does to help an employee. However, the situations are pretty common: letting an employee leave early to attend a parent/teacher conference, allowing an employee to flex their time during a time-crunched week, helping a team member with his work when … Continue reading Be a Supportive Leader
For this week’s post, I’ve decided to focus on leadership within parenting. My post below was originally published on Triad Moms on Main. It was 2 am when my eyes popped open. I could hear a faint moan coming from the other room and I knew that I had to get in there quickly. If I waited too long, that moan would turn into a … Continue reading Quality Time is Everything
In our next feature of everyday leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Mrs. Wanda Allen-Abraha, JD. Mrs. Allen-Abraha serves as Director of Human Relations for the City of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has served in this role for 19 years and works in legal areas such as Fair Housing Law, Landlord/Tenant Mediation, and Title VI (Limited English Proficiency compliance), in addition to the program … Continue reading A Leader in Her City and Community
Dear Mom, This isn’t a letter about your wonderful attributes during a pandemic. As a matter of fact, this is the last sentence you will read from me that references COVID-19. This is simply an appreciation letter to you and all that you do. A dear friend of mine once told me, “You are exactly the mother that your children need,” and it made my … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!