Making a Plan for Your Dream: Guest on Dr. Essie McKoy’s Podcast

I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a podcast last week, and it streams today. Dr. Essie McKoy is an exceptional educational leader and great interviewer. If you are trying to figure out next steps in your life, this is the podcast to listen to. It streams today at 5:30pm. https://bit.ly/DrEssieSpeaksPodcast Directory: https://bit.ly/DrEssieSpeaksEducation Playlist: https://bit.ly/DrEssieSpeaksEdPlaylist Take…

Knowing When to Leave the Job

Okay- unpopular opinion here.  I was recently interviewed for a podcast and before that, a panel discussion on navigating obstacles the workplace.  When asked about my opinion on what people should know about work life, I said the following: When the place where you work no longer values you, no longer aligns with your goals,…

Journaling & Ethical Leadership

Ethical leadership (morality, values, ethics) is not a new concept. Look at any philosophy book and it won’t be uncommon to find this topic discuss amongst well-known philosopher: Plato, Socrates, Aristotle and so forth. While the subject of ethics is not new, it has gained popularity in leadership circles, especially within the past few years….

The Transparent Leader

Seven years ago, I interviewed for a job and was asked about my leadership beliefs. I began listing my beliefs, one by one, and the interviewer beamed from ear to ear, until I hit my last belief. I stated was that a leader should be transparent, and then I saw that smile get smaller and…

Ethical Leadership Workbook

I recently gave a webinar on being an ethical leader during crisis. This was available for people in various positions, but the best part was that this webinar focused on practical steps to prepare oneself for leading during chaos. To be honest, leading ethically during a crisis isn’t too different from leading every day. One…

Work/Life Balance

Is there such a thing? There might be. I met with a good friend years ago who told me to end my work days at 5 pm and make sure to have a life after that. He had a good point and talked about doing things for myself after work and on the weekends. Early…

Purpose Over Time

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…

The World Is Waiting on You!

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…

Let’s Talk Women Owned Businesses

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.

Be a Supportive Leader

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…