Monthly Archives: October 2020

October 29, 2020

Ron McMillon, Jazz Saxophonist and Top 30 Billboard Artist Shares His Leadership Journey

Jazz Saxophonist, Ron McMillon, also known as “Mr. Sirius XM Watercolors”, is today’s guest. His debut single, “It Is Me” went to smooth jazz radio in 2015. Ron’s chart topping single, “Consuming Fire”, produced by format veteran Darren Rahn, from McMillon’s “Talkin’ About Jesus” album took the world by storm on smooth jazz, Sirius XM Watercolors, and gospel stations. His second hit single, “In the Flow” reigned on the Top 30 Billboard Chart for eight consecutive weeks. Dr. Karen interviews Ron McMillon and extracts his inspiring leadership story. Tune in to also hear Mr. Ron McMillon play live on the show.

October 22, 2020

Dare to Be Different

In a world of conformity, people are often reluctant to be different and to show up in their uniqueness. Listen to this podcast as Dr. Karen highlights an illustration from nature. Sometimes the glory you bring to a situation also enhances those around you and shines a light on them too. Dr. Karen concludes with several challenging leadership questions for self-reflection. Will you dare to be different?

October 20, 2020

Put on Your Explorer Hat

What if what you already know, where you’ve already been, and what you’ve already seen is not enough to get where you want to go today? In this podcast, Dr. Karen calls for leaders to put on their explorer hats. It’s time to search out new perspectives for new dilemmas.

October 15, 2020

Play Full Out: Inspiration from Chadwick Boseman

What can we learn from the life of Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman? He faced some closed doors and challenges in his early acting career. The principles he learned at Howard University gave him the intestinal fortitude to face those closed doors and later open bigger and better doors. Listen to this podcast as Dr. Karen talks about the passion and purpose behind his life and shares excerpts from his Howard University Commencement address. In addition, take away some courage and vision for your own life.

October 8, 2020

Will You Get Fired by Your Customer?

Are you listening to what your customer wants, needs, and values for this time or are you doing what you’ve always done, or what you think is best absent the customer’s input? In this podcast episode Dr. Karen shares practical examples to inspire you to evolve to meet your customers’ real needs and desires.

October 6, 2020

Use Your Platform: Give Voice to the Voiceless

Did you know that the musical group, The Beatles, deeply cared about the plight of Blacks in America? Paul McCartney wrote and dedicated their song “Blackbird” to honor Black Americans in the struggle for racial equality. Dr. Karen sheds light on this time in history, leadership from the Beatles, and inspiration for us today to also use our platforms to give voice to the voiceless.

October 5, 2020

Guest Column: Vision

As Originally Posted On: Dr. Karen Y. Wilson-Starks                                                               “I didn’t know all of this was going on…the amount of police violence against Blacks. …

October 1, 2020

2020: The Year of Vision

2020 vision enables you to see problems, issues and, situations to be fixed and corrected. Without 2020 Vision you might neglect some important items. Listen to this episode and to Dr. Karen share her personal struggle with vision. Also, gain some leadership perspectives and insights for yourself.