At the Mayor Buddy Dyer Neighborhood & Community Summit this weekend, I attended the Storytelling for Organizations breakout session where the new Orlando Poet Laureate taught everyone best practices on incorporating storytelling into your message. As part of this, she had us break into groups of two and we had to tell a story about… Continue reading Why I went to the Mayor’s Summit
I've been a little tardy at writing more about my experience with Athena Next Gen. But luckily, they have extended the deadline to April 8th to apply for their next class, so you're okay. A few weeks ago, I attended their breakfast where they had two past Athena class members and Annetta Wilson, who was one… Continue reading Athena Leadership #2 (there’s still time to apply)
This past week, I was fortunate enough to attend Fred Pryor/CareerTrack’s “Managing Emotions Under Pressure,” or as my mom called it “Anger Management.” If you ever have a chance to attend it I recommend it. I had a few “ah ha” moments. And many of them had a little side of “duh” to go with… Continue reading Let’s Turn Anger Management into Happiness Management
And finally, when you are building a presentation, drafting a report, or anything that you would happen to be doing for your supervisor, you also have to flexible and understand their learning style. Some people are more visual, some more verbal, others have to read everything word for word to understand something. When you need… Continue reading Mini-series on Leadership, Final Part: K.I.S.S.
I have done quite a few leadership seminars in my day, from HOBY Leadership in High School, to LEAD Scholars in college, to first-time supervisor training. I’ve learned all of the different leadership styles because I had to write endless papers on them. But not until my first-time supervisor training did it click as to how… Continue reading Mini-series on Leadership Skills, Part Two: Baby Eagle Gets Kicked Out of the Nest
A theme that I kept noticing pop up this past week was techniques on leadership: How to lead peers, how to supervise different kinds of people, and how to remove oneself from the equation if helping another person with their project. All of these require some finesse and the ability to be flexible with your… Continue reading Mini-series on Leadership Skills, Part One: Stepping Up Among Peers