Monday, December 21, 2015

I Believe

The end of 2015 is upon us. Personally, this has been a year of extreme change and transition. For an introvert like me and a person who is not particularly enamored with change, at times it was unsettling. However, the end result was more than I could have ever imagined it would be.
 
My belief system is a lot stronger today that it was a year ago at this time. I’d like to share with you three things I believe:
 
  1. Courage should be the eleventh quality of a servant leader. You can read all the books and prepare the various vision boards, but you must take action in order for your dreams to become a reality. It takes Courage to act.

  1. To do what you love and to be affirmed at the same time is one of the greatest feelings in the world. It’s the truest essence of being led by God.

  1. Life can indeed be difficult. When it is, take your problems to God. Do what you feel led to do. Exhaust all possibilities and do the best you can. Know that there is a reason for everything. Find meaning in your adversity and press on.
 
The second half of 2015 has been the most gratifying of my professional career. I’ve enjoyed working with you, whether it has been through this blog, coaching, or via workshops. I look forward to assisting in taking you and your team to the next level in 2016.
 
Happy Holidays!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

4 Things You Must Do When Taking Over a New Team

Congratulations! You’ve received a huge promotion. You’re going to be the new department manager (or division manager or school principal or college president). The ideas you have for your new organization are popping in your head like popcorn kernels at the local movie theatre. You’re bursting at the seams. You’re so excited and can’t wait to hit the ground running! 


However, NOT SO FAST, my friend. Before you get started, be advised that your career in leadership may end before it ever gets started. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Introducing My New Firm

Hello Everyone! I am so excited to announce my new firm...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Of Course I’ll Talk To You But Make An Appointment First: What To Know When Leading a Structured Employee

Stevie Structural values his time. He has a strong strength in planning and time management, so time, in essence, becomes his end-game. He knows how long it takes to get across town for a meeting as well as to church on Sunday morning.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Silent Killer: 4 Reasons Why Relationships Erode

Have you ever been in a relationship (at work or home) and it deteriorated and by the time you noticed it was too late?

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Night My Dad Met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Other Reflections on the Great Civil Rights Leader

My father, James B. Redd, is a 1965 graduate of Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama. When he was a sophomore, he and a couple of his friends went to hear Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speak at the Hutchinson Missionary Baptist Church. The church, located on Grove Street, was a block or away from dad’s dormitory.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

In God We Trust All Others Bring Data: 3 Things to Know When Leading the Analytical Thinking Employee

When Anthony Analytical takes a seat in your office, right off the bat he’s sizing you up. Why? Because he wants to know how smart you are.