Category: Leadership

Be Your Own Servant

Anika Madison, one of our partner bloggers, interviewed someone she greatly admires.  Here is her interview with Mrs. Cassandra Sheppard, President and CEO of Youth Impact Ministries, Inc. in Miami-Dade, Florida. — Mrs. Cassandra Sheppard, head of the Youth Impact Ministries, Inc., received her undergraduate degree from Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL. She received her Master’s in…
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A Smart Picture of Dr. Jones

Be Your Own Educator

Anika Madison interviews hometown hero, Dr. Billy P. Jones, a dedicated educator who uses his classroom as a springboard for more than just learning. We’re happy that Anika discovered his story! — My interview with Dr. Billy Jones took place in his office where he is always surrounded by treasured memories and an impressive library.…
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Be Your Own Caregiver

Bern Nadette Stanis (stahn-es) is best known for her groundbreaking role as Thelma from Norman Lear’s series Good Times. As the first black teenage girl with a recurring role on prime time television, she had the benefit of two families, her real-life family with her mother, father and siblings, and her TV one. The call…
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A New Series: Be Your Own [Fill in the Blank]

I was accepted as one of the fellows for the Founders Institute. It means that I’m getting invaluable mentorship from some badass business pioneers who have launched, helmed, and sold multi-million dollar businesses and then launched something else. One of the tremendous benefits I get from it (outside of getting my creative genius butt kicked…
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What Happened when Someone Stepped In Front of My Car

We never believe there is enough time in the day. Haven’t you caught yourself looking at the clock thinking, “Is that really what time it is?” So now, doing more than one thing at a time is normal. How else will we properly fill the time? Turns out, not very well. There’s tons of research…
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The Procrastinator’s Guide to Action

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Honestly…

It’s the hardest thing for me to be honest when I’m in pain. Pain makes you vulnerable. A feeling of pain is connected very deeply to a sense of powerlessness, because in mist cases, all you can do is surrender. If you feel the pain is bigger than you, you will resist it– and like…
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Adventures at Hermitage: Day 3

People from all walks of life are walking up and down the beach with these metal nets, digging up the sand, sifting through it and dumping it back on the beach. I walk up to one of them. “What are you looking for?” I ask. “Shark teeth,” he answers. “They’re here!” Apparently, shark teeth are…
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The Only Voice That Matters

Suzan McDowell suggested that I blog on the word cacophony. — For the last five months prior to my posting this article, I’ve worked with my 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes of elementary Theatre students as well as students in music and dance to mount Alice@Wonderland, a 21st century retelling of the classic Lewis…
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What’s Going On Here?

On Saturday, May 30, 2015, Be Your Own Answer will partner with 9 creative professionals to bring a new type of experience to South Florida culture. This official Broward 100 art exhibition happens as part of the 100-year celebration of Broward County, but this exhibition is different from others- it needs your presence. Why? The…
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