Monthly Archives: February 2020

February 27, 2020

Part II: Interview with James Johnson: Insights on Educating the Next Generation

From corporate leader to grade school math teacher, Mr. James Johnson talks about the challenges and successes of teaching math to African American males. Listen to today’s podcast to hear how he uses innovative strategies to ignite imaginations and change lives. He also gives a call to action to today’s corporate leaders.

February 25, 2020

Part I: Interview with James Johnson: Insights on Educating the Next Generation

From corporate leader to grade school math teacher, Mr. James Johnson talks about the challenges and successes of teaching math to African American males. Listen to today’s podcast to hear how he uses innovative strategies to ignite imaginations and change lives. He also gives a call to action to today’s corporate leaders.

February 20, 2020

Harriet Tubman: Black Moses

Known as Black Moses for leading as many as 1000 Black people from slavery to freedom, Harriet Tubman’s leadership was characterized by concern for others and a willingness to risk her own life on their behalf. She so abhorred the evil of slavery that she was willing to die rather than be enslaved. As an underground railroad conductor, she was proud to say she never lost a passenger. Everyone who traveled with her made it safely to freedom. In this podcast, Dr. Karen celebrates the remarkable and amazing life of Harriet Tubman.

February 18, 2020

The Leadership of President Barack Obama

In honor of President’s Day in the United States, Dr. Karen shares several leadership strategies learned from President Barack Obama. Inspiring collective vision, warmth and accessibility, and a sense of humor are among others she shares and explains. Listen to this podcast to identify which of these strategies are also your strengths.

February 13, 2020

Loving Your Employees at Work

Love is about doing what is best for yourself and others. To love others, you must first love yourself. Those who fail to love themselves are often harsh with themselves as well as others. Listen to this podcast and to Dr. Karen as she shares innovative and pragmatic ways to give back to your employees. Demonstrate your appreciation often and in various ways to make everyone happier, healthier, and wealthier.

February 11, 2020

Leadership Lessons from Medgar Evers

“As long as God gives me strength to work and try to make things real for my children, I am going to work for it even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice,” said Medgar Evers, slain Mississippi Civil Rights leader. As a leader, what sacrifices are you willing to make in your life and business? On this podcast, Dr. Karen shares other thoughtful quotes and leadership lessons from Medgar Evers.

February 6, 2020

What a Difference a Law Makes: Lessons from the Reconstruction Era in America

Did you know that the Federal laws of this country make a huge difference in assuring the freedoms of all citizens? Listen to this podcast, where Dr. Karen shares the positive, the ugly, the difficult, and the relevant leadership lessons from the reconstruction era of American history.

February 4, 2020

The Leadership Legacy of Elijah Cummings

As a child, Elijah Cummings was told by a school counselor, “You are too slow, a poor speaker, and you will never become a lawyer.” Yes, he was able to overcome the naysayers and other major challenges to become a great leader. Not letting the naysayers define you is one of seven profound insights Dr. Karen shares in this podcast. Click the play button to hear the rest of Dr. Karen’s insights and more about Elijah Cummings’ leadership.