July 2, 2020

“With Liberty and Justice for All”: Interview with Dr. Marvin A. McMickle Part 1

With nearly a half century of experience as a Pastor, educator, community leader, and author, Dr. Karen’s guest, Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, has served in many significant and influential roles to include senior pastor to several churches, college president, faculty member, and President of both the Cleveland NAACP and Urban League. Join Dr. Karen for these thought provoking interviews to hear timely recommendations for churches, corporations, and other influencers.

June 30, 2020

From Millionaire to Mountaineer: Reflections on Life Balance from Jeff Rasley

What do you do when you achieve the American dream of success in business, millions in the bank, a wonderful spouse, great children, and early retirement possible, though something is still missing and you are not fulfilled or happy? Listen to today’s podcast as Dr. Karen interviews guest Jeff Rasley to hear how he found his way to peace and fulfillment in the Himalayas and what he learned from the Basa people of Nepal.

June 25, 2020

Replace the Fear Mindset with the Success Mindset

Do you or someone on your team suffer from the fear mindset? If so, what are the consequences and impacts on your organization of operating from a fear mindset? Listen to this podcast and to Dr. Karen share her insight on how to adopt a success mindset.

June 23, 2020

The Yin and Yang of Summer

Do you love summer? Dr. Karen sure does. In this podcast she shares some of the great benefits of summer as well as some of the challenges. As a leader, how can you make a profound impact on your employees who may be fading in the sweltering heat of summer? This podcast addresses how to be proactive in meeting the needs and concerns of your work force.

June 18, 2020

Five More Life and Business Lessons from My Father. Happy Father’s Day!

Have a vision for yourself. See what is possible and what transcends your current reality. This is one of the profound lessons Dr. Karen learned from her father. In this episode she shares other lessons learned and talks about the impact fathers have on the future business lives of their children.

June 16, 2020

The Bass as Leadership Metaphor

Did you know that one of the key functions of the bass is to be the backbone of the band? When the bass is doing its job, you may not even consciously notice it; however, when it is absent, you feel the void. There are profound leadership lessons we can all learn by opening our ears and listening to music? Listen to this podcast as Dr. Karen uses the world of music to talk about the profound intricacies of executive leadership.

June 11, 2020

The Pandemic of Injustice Part 2

There are pitfalls to consider in how to answer injustice. In Part I of The Pandemic of Injustice Dr. Karen talked about the systems and structures that maintain the status quo and how leaders signal what they value. In this Part 2 episode she talks about the difference between responding and reacting, the value of pursuing long-term objectives over short-term pseudo satisfaction, and the importance of rejecting the bait to act like a criminal.

June 9, 2020

The Pandemic of Injustice Part 1

We are facing a pandemic that has been going on for hundreds of years. In this podcast, Dr. Karen, opens her heart and shares her concerns for her family, The United States, and the world. As an executive business leader, you also set a culture and a tone by what you allow and don’t allow in your business. Every day you reinforce your values by the decisions you make. Is there a disconnect between what you say and what you do? Is there conduct that should be eradicated inside your organization? Are there unjust structures that maintain a problematic status quo?

June 4, 2020

In Memory of My Mother: Lessons from Post Guard Duty

“Keep your life multi-dimensional” was one of the perspectives Dr. Karen learned from her mother. In this podcast, she shares some cherished memories of her mother through several amazing stories and life lessons as an active duty Army officer at Fort Riley, Kansas.

June 2, 2020

Could This be a Sabbath Rest for the Land?

In Biblical times, the Jewish people were instructed by God to observe periods of Sabbath rests for the land. What if this current pandemic period is an opportunity for us to experience a Sabbath rest for the land? How can this time of quarantine be used to emerge stronger and ready to create a better new normal? What environmental benefits are already visible? In this podcast, Dr. Karen shares her insights with powerful and applicable lessons from the Bible.