• Musings

    Posted on November 30th, 2010

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    Giving Thanks

    A colleague of mine recently joked that Chattanooga, Tennessee will soon be considered a suburb of Atlanta due to the sprawl that has taken place there in recent decades. This came to mind recently as I noticed how Halloween decorations are now immediately replaced with Christmas decorations in retail establishments from Walgreens to Macy’s. The […]

  • Change Management, Effectiveness, Leadership, S.H.A.P.E.

    Posted on November 15th, 2010

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    Change Management: Change Agent Leadership

    I am a firm believer that leadership is a choice, not a position. Because of this, I believe anyone can be a leader. Each leader has a choice of how he or she will lead. At the risk of oversimplifying, I have observed that leaders can be categorized into two groups: Status Quo Leaders and […]

  • Quest for Success book, S.H.A.P.E.

    Posted on November 8th, 2010

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    The Quest for Success, Ch 3 (excerpt)

    “Good morning John, I’m glad to see you.” Mrs. Carter was dressed in a yellow suit, and her hair was in a tasteful twist. She looked younger than she was, and it appeared effortless for her. “Good morning, Mrs. Carter. Thank you again for agreeing to mentor me.” “You’re welcome. Take a seat. Would you […]

  • Change Management, Community Development, Leadership, S.H.A.P.E.

    Posted on November 1st, 2010

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    Seeds of Hope

    I was recently asked to give a presentation on The State of African American Men. It is customary for me, during professional speaking engagements, to break down the beliefs we have held all our lives, those notions we have come to accept as truth. I do that because so many times, without our knowledge or […]