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Soul of a Leader
36 minutes | 3 days ago
Leadership With a Purpose
From a very young age, Maryum has always known she wanted to help people. Growing up, her father Muhammad Ali always asked her, “What is your purpose?” Serving the youth and helping them discover their value and purpose is her passion. “May May” is also big on high ethics and morals. Her Muslim faith helps her maintain inner peace and practice empathy with others, regardless of differences. When it comes to leadership style, you don't have to have a high status or label. Leading well starts with loving people and leading great in your own personal space.
28 minutes | 10 days ago
Leading with Intent
Betsy Ziegler is the CEO of 1871, a nonprofit in Chicago. She also happens to be a die-hard Ohio Buckeyes fan! Every day for her is filled with problem-solving, interacting with people, and setting priorities. Betsy has had to prioritize what balance looks like for herself and be intentional, in order to live a full, happy life. “If you don't plan, it doesn't happen”, she says. Her best advice is to ask for help when it's needed. It's easy to be hard on yourself and get discouraged, but it's a strength to admit your weakness and get back up.
12 minutes | 17 days ago
The Love of Leading with Your Soul
Jeff Sanders is a former NBA basketball player, mentor, and motivator that believes it's never too late to reinvent oneself into excellence. Jeff mentors young athletes around the world and is also the President of the Former NBA Retired Legends Association in Chicago. Jeff’s passion is teaching the youth of today the fundamentals of basketball and the fundamentals of life. When maneuvering through this life, accountability is key. Sanders is a passionate leader who always teaches the value of hard work and perseverance. Jeff encourages us all to go out into the world and be a positive presence in someone’s life!
28 minutes | 24 days ago
Going through Chaos with God
Steve Patscot is a member of Spencer Stuart's global Human Resources Practice. As an advisor to HR leaders, Steve is no stranger to the adversity, stress, and challenges that come with the HR industry. With the pandemic our world is currently facing, HR executives are now responsible for navigating a whole new culture in the workforce. Patscot recognizes a need for people’s advocacy and balance. Honesty, optimism, and serving others are all key values in a leadership role. During these unprecedented times, a quote Steve has adopted is, “You don't remember a leader by what they did, you remember a leader by how they made you feel.”
36 minutes | a month ago
The Love of Leading with Your Soul
Mr. Graham grew up during the segregation era and knows what it's like to be treated unequal and like a second-class citizen. This time in his life is what drove him to turn things around and discover his purpose. Stedman now teaches people all around the world nine steps of success and helps them understand and develop their own identity! It's not only about self-awareness, but creating a vision, executing it, and never quitting. Struggles will come, but if you’re passionate about something enough, you will sustain it. It's not how the world defines you. It's only how you define yourself that really matters.
37 minutes | a month ago
Being Humble and Leading with Your Soul
Sheila Brown’s connection has always been humanity. Her professional success started at a very young age. Sheila began her career in broadcast media and was fortunate enough to work alongside the Chicago Bulls during their six championship seasons. She then went on to create Freedom Entertainment, Inc. and is now an executive director for the second-largest TV and film studio in the country. Even with this incredible resume, Sheila leads with humbleness and zeal. Her motto is to work hard and be honest. Sheila Brown empowers us to challenge ourselves daily and to take that leap of faith!
36 minutes | a month ago
Leading with Wisdom of an Old Soul
Chasity Melvin is a reigning pioneer in women’s sports, with a 14-year professional cross-cultural basketball career. Chasity inherited invaluable life skills, values, and a strong work ethic from her grandmothers. In her leadership role on and off the court, her strong faith has always been the driving force. Traveling overseas, Chasity depended heavily on her faith and allowed God to use her as a vessel. She encourages everyone to put God first and to use their voice! Chasity has gone on to write a devotional book titled End Of The Day. At the end of the day, it’s not what you say, but what you do.
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Leading With Perseverance
Tania is proud of the woman-owned and minority-owned business that she has been able to create. It hasn't always been easy though. As a first-generation American, her mother was a significant role-model in her life. She also has 15 years of employee experience that has helped her develop leadership skills, empower teams, and be a more impactful CEO. Tania teaches us to stay in tune with the positive energy that connects us all and to persevere no matter what comes our way. Her final words of wisdom are to make self-care a priority. “If we don't take care of ourselves first, how are we going to help others?”
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Relationship Strategy Leadership
She believes that culture and food are a huge impact on the lifestyle of a leader. Food is everywhere. Culture is everywhere. There is a behavioral impact on the relationship between food and weight. She is a certified Psychologist that wants to teach more about making better choices about what's best for clients to eat while remaining in control. She sees herself more as a strategist when it comes to the relationship between food and weight loss. It's about building a healthy relationship that is more empowering than restrictions and failure for not sticking with a diet. Her “My Therapy” cards are ways to help women address some issues without scheduling time with her.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
Leading with One’s Intuition
Jennifer was a big fan of Paul Newman and had a good sense of who Paul Newman was beyond the screen but she never got to meet him. She was approached by a friend to join the Board of Directors for Paul Newman's Foundation. The organization speaks about Paul Newman's impact and caring for those who are less fortunate. Foundation supports kids dealing with very difficult medical issues and the foundation provides a huge camp that brings all the kids together. Being on the board is very rewarding to see the impact of the organization to help kids suffering from various medical conditions.
23 minutes | 2 months ago
Leading with Cultural Impact
Naomi Kent describes how she strategically focuses on bridging two different cultures into one. She is big on morals, trust, involving others, and consistency at work. She is setting a standard as a leader in business. She is very supportive of leading authentically because all eyes are always on the leader. She was very strategic with bringing two people from the UK with the majority in the US culture just to develop a new culture. She brings in what works from the headquarters. Everyone in the business is responsible for the culture. It is essential to make your culture work best for the team. Naomi believes that you should know your team very well and keep them engaged in any changes.
25 minutes | 3 months ago
Leading From Out of the Ashes
Former NFL Athlete and author that hit rock bottom in his career shares how he thrives on a servant leadership style. He believes in inspiring others around you to help them achieve their goal. He lost everything in 90 days. Servant leadership didn't come into play until he became a custodian on the grave shift. His pivotal moment occurred during the night shift as a custodian to take ownership of his mistake. Your mindset matters in the process of understanding your leadership style. People will judge you regardless so you should just be yourself. You need to be authentic regardless of how people judge you. It's better to know that they don't like you rather them pretending to like you and talking behind your back.
17 minutes | 3 months ago
Making a Difference By Leading
His journey to writing allowed him to tell his story as he grew up to share with the next generation of youth. He spent time looking for guidance to share his story that resulted in multiple books. He walked on faith to develop his first book. He didn't have a great childhood. He took a leap of faith to challenge himself. His leadership style is about leading by example. He challenges people around him to be their best by leading in the way that he knows by doing it first. Loyalty is the number one way to build your foundation. He believes the rest will come once you have loyalty as a priority. His creativity comes from real-life experiences.
22 minutes | 3 months ago
Role Model Leadership
Sargent Shriver, the father of Maria Shriver, a good friend and mentor of Dick Burke told him that people should be treated with dignity, value, and potential. There is a divine spirit within everyone. He is a reformed lawyer now a business leader of Envoy Global which is a global organization. He tries to be transparent, humble, and communicative when leading. He has learned from errors that led him to become a better leader. You should be the leader that you want to follow. Jamie Dimon, Chairman of JP Morgan Chase, a good friend of Dick provided him with sound advice and wisdom that has helped him in his career as a successful business leader.
21 minutes | 3 months ago
Leading With Love
CEO and Founder of the Memory Farm, Johanna Jameson shows her clinical expertise and love to help individuals dealing with memory loss. She dropped out of her doctoral program to build an environment to help individuals with dementia. Her belief is all who are wondering are not lost. The Memory Farm brings out the best in these individuals who are suffering from this disease. The mission is to give purpose and dignity to people living with dementia through farm-based activities.
28 minutes | 4 months ago
Grace in Leadership
Dr. Valerie Parker has a direct leadership style that often seems that she is not authentic but she is evolving so, therefore, her leadership is authentic and journeying together. She doesn't often sugar coat things but it's important to touch the harder things in life. Servant-centered leadership is another focal point in her leadership style. Failure is not the end but it's the time to reflect and learn. Grace in the space is a must to reflect upon what they think was a failure. Being authentic is important to being a leader. You must know what you want to do to be good at the role. As a leader, you should know how to nurture individuals and get them to do self-reflections. It's a skill set to reflect and sit in discomfort, to listen in a space of silence, in order to understand your learning moment.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Leading with Humility
Founder of Pay it Backwards Foundation, Tony March discusses his journey to success in life by paying it backward. His start in life was below the poverty line. He doesn't know his father. His mother never read a book to him or never looked at any of his report cards. He ate out of garbage cans until he was 9 years old. He grew up very poor and suffered a lot of abuse. Along the way, he had 4 amazing teachers that inspired him to push for education. When he was 16 he moved at least 17 times, he never knew what love is. He was never shown love. He broke the poverty cycle by getting an education. He goes around the country supporting homeless shelters instilling love and support to break the cycle. The codeword is "Love You" to those in the shelter that he visits every year. He was blessed to be hungry, he was blessed to not know where he was going to sleep. His faith drives him. He never would have made it without praying and faith in God. He is on top now in his career with owning over 20 car dealerships in 8 cities and 3 U.S. Patents.
30 minutes | 4 months ago
Leading with Your Soul as God's Children
Luminita is known for her Purpose Fairy blog that reaches over 100,000 individuals. She is the author of “15 Things to Give Up to be Happy.” Her guidance and wisdom come from God. She stands by her strong beliefs, values, truths, and her faith. Having faith is important to have, so that you don’t fall for anything. She inspires others to be leaders, trust the positive energy of the inner voice, and know that God will provide for you, no matter what happens. You should spend a quiet time understanding what you should do in life. Make it your purpose to know your purpose. We cannot understand everything in life. It’s important to ask for guidance and faith is important as you begin down the path of your purpose. Luminita is a natural at inspiring others to be better and understand the love of God.
20 minutes | 4 months ago
How Being Centered in Spiritual Values Leads to Success
A basketball star in his own right talks about spiritual leadership. He talks a lot about mind, body, and soul as a foundation for him throughout life. Tyler reads a lot of books that support his belief in the mind, body, and soul. Tyler likes to teach through experiences by supporting the young generation through basketball and educational programs that he volunteers for. He believes in having strong confidence to know how to speak your truth and be aligned with what you believe. Tyler agrees that the work that inputs into reading is helping him become a better individual. You need to know yourself. He is very spiritual in his efforts to lead beyond the basketball industry. He has developed a strong vision board that helps him navigate through his personal goals. Be yourself.
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Vikki Pryor's words of wisdom are to march to your drum, keep at it, do what is right for , and follow your instincts. Everything is about courage, risk, and life experiences. Use your resources and be purposeful. We are not taking anything with us when we leave this earth. We came into the world with nothing. Know how to surrender and say to God this is bigger than me, trust God to provide the resources and guide you through situations. Write things down to help guide you through your journey in life. It is impossible to remember or know where you want to go in life. Stories are the connection between the head and the heart. Always be in a state of gratefulness.
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