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Leadership. The title is nice. People shake my hand a little more enthusiastically when I tell them my role as leader. They say things like, “Wow I am so proud that we have Black females in your position” or “You go girl” and a handful of other congratulatory and affirming statements. I appreciate those words. Truly, all of them.
Still leadership honestly sucks sometimes. There are times when I want to sit in the corner of my own organization without the title and do my own thing. There are times when I do not want to think about the hard stuff for hours and then leave still scratching my head without an answer. There are times when I do not want to enter into that meeting that I know is going to be difficult as I struggle to put on my bravest face to cover the heart that minutes before survived a barrage of insults, doubt, and frustrations from close range. There are times that I have thought of quitting. There are times when I wondered if my organization would be better without me leading in certain capacities. And I’ve wondered would I have chosen leadership if I knew the other side of it… Continue reading “Would I Have Chosen Leadership If…”
Leadership. It’s a word that frightens many of us. It’s a role the requires the best of ourselves even, and especially, when we do not feel like it. And yet, it’s a role that calls forth what is deepest and best in our hearts as we serve from a space of passion and care.
This blog is for rookie and transitioning leaders (although I am sure veterans can find some worthwhile content). I created the blog to share the real stories of challenges and victories in the newness of leadership. Truly, leadership is a joy and yet it’s hard work all at the same time. In this blog I write authentically to empower, motivate, and inspire so that we all (especially those of us who are new in this role) will learn richly so we can lead courageously.
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