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Sep
07
Unexpected Leadership Lessons from the The Help - the movie

Yesterday I took the day off to spend with my mother, who is an incredibly resilient 72-year old healthy African American woman who perseveres through even the toughest of times. We went to see the critically acclaimed summer sensational box office hit The Help featuring an incredible cast of women whose performances were absolutely perfect. Yes, I said Perfect.

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Sep
04
Discipline, Determination & Dedication

After church this morning, the last thing that my body wanted to was go for a run as a part of my ING NYC Marathon training. I went for a run yesterday and was underperforming such that I stopped my jog just after 2 miles. Yesterday, I was a bit discouraged.

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Sep
02
Labor Day and Leadership: The Perfect Couple

As Americans head into the Labor Day long weekend, I can't help to think about how we work and how we lead. This weekend is always billed as the last "hurrah" of summer and so many people kick up their heels and "vacation" somewhere memorable.

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Aug
31
Marathon Lessons: Ready, Set, Focus!

I am a first time marathon runner...and of all the marathons in the world that I could have chosen as my first...I chose the NYC ING Marathon. So in just over 66 days, I will put my mind, body and soul to the test as I set out to run 26.2 miles throughout the 5 boroughs on New York City.

For the next 65 days, I will take to my blog to capture the lessons that I am learning (and earning) along my journey. Specifically, I will relate my lessons to leadership development, goal setting, determination, strategic planning, success and failure.

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Jul
04
Declaring My Financial Freedom

Today is the 4th of July - the day that America celebrates her freedom. In 1776, Americans declared freedom from the political powers of the United Kingdom. But do you know that the war raged on for another 7 years before we were actually free? Yep! America's Independence War began on July 4, 1776 but did not end until Evacuation Day (November 25 1783).

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Jul
03
4th of July - Independence or Commencement?

July 4, 2011 marks the celebration of the national independence for the United States of America...my home sweet home. Since launching my firm six months ago, I have seen many new beginnings or "commencements" of sorts in my own life. As an entrepreneur, this 4th of July (Independence Day) means so much more to me than those of years past.

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