By Lakeisha Harrison Over the course of my life, I’ve been fortunate to be a part of many groups and teams. Be they formal or informal, professional or extracurricular, as a team member or a leader, each situation taught me invaluable lessons about how groups function and how I function in them. These lessons have grown me into a better leader, but most importantly a better person. Group Type The first lesson about group dynamics is to understand what type of group you’re in. A collective functions differently from a top-down hierarchical model. A newly forming group operates in very different ways from a well-established group with longevity. The … [Read more...] about Transformative Engagement: Lessons of Group Participation and Leadership
Allegra Jordan served as the Executive Director of the Rick Herrema Foundation (RHF) from 2017-2020. Designated an “Architect of Change” by Maria Shriver, she develops superior teams so businesses and communities can prosper. The author of four books, Allegra graduated from Harvard Business School and Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching certificate program. Her 2020 book Love’s Red Door: Renewing your Community with a Respite Park provides a deeper look at Rick’s Place, the park described here. For more on Allegra Jordan please go to www.allegrajordan.com. Context: Two or three sentences about the work with returning warriors Since 9/11, the U.S. has … [Read more...] about Seven Lessons in Re-integrating Soldiers In-Between and After Forward Deployments
I started the marketplace to collect stories from people I know and admire who are living diverse experiences. With the conviction that one does not need to be in a position of “leader” to influence and practice leadership, I asked my friends to clarify what they had learned. KNOW YOURSELF came first. Below you will find other highlights from the wisdom they shared, along with links to their full articles. Aminata Diop-Kunta https://prudencebushnell.com/leadership-lessons-as-an-entrepreneur-and-a-mother-in-my-twenties/ Charlie Ray https://prudencebushnell.com/6-things-my-grandmother-taught-me-about-effective-leaders Charlie … [Read more...] about Marketplace of Leadership Stories: Year End Take-a-ways
By Charles E. Ray, U.S. Ambassador (Ret.) Having difficult conversations and addressing sensitive issues in the workplace is critical. If we’re unable to talk openly about our organization's problems, we will never solve those problems. Bias and discrimination, conscious or unconscious, exist in every organization. Those who try to deny it are either naïve, asleep, or lying. Whichever category they fall into, they are part of the problem and must be confronted with it even if it’s uncomfortable. Pointing out that you or someone else have been mistreated on the job, depending upon how you do it, is not whining; it’s standing up for what’s right. I have been … [Read more...] about A What-To-Do Guide for Difficult Situations
By Reverend E Wendy Huber When COVID-19 emerged in our resort area of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, it arrived with a vengeance. At the beginning of Spring Break, many people traveled here from all over the world to ski. Sadly this meant exposure to COVID-19 was rapid and sent us home with little or no warning. We went from moving about the community freely to locking down our buildings and "hiding" in our homes. After nearly five months of “televangelism” using a YouTube Channel for St Peters of the Valley, we are exploring safe methods to gather in small groups in the winter months. Three lessons I learned about taking care of people We have learned a lot … [Read more...] about Seven Lessons from Leading a Colorado Church Community During COVID-19.