Leadership is not title, leadership is choice to walk in the light and not in darkness.
Google “What is leadership?” and you get 595,000,000 results. “Leadership is encouraging your organization to dance to music not yet heard.” “Leaders is having the ability to have vision and to inspire follow-ship” . But what it doesn’t say anywhere is leadership is a title. That’s because leadership is many things but a title it is not. There too many people who feel like they are trapped under a glass ceiling, that their value as professionals is only tied to advancement. What happens when your value is tied to advancement and organizational advancement is limited, or challenging, or takes too much time? You lose your best talent or worse they don’t leave but you lose the best of them instead.
Together we will explore how staff and mid level managers can be empowered to lead from where they are. Passion + Purpose + Pursuit of Organizational Goals = NO GLASS CEILINGS!
- The qualities of a person who leads from where they are
- Aligning purpose and passion with the pursuit of organizational goals
- How to develop a purpose, passion focused career development plan
- The value of servant leadership in leading from where you are
- How to inspire good follow-ship
Diversity is a culture not an initiative
As an African American woman in an industry dominated by white men, Roquita has seen diversity initiatives at their best and worse. In fact, the majority of her career she has found herself the beneficiary of one diversity initiative or another. But in an interesting twist, Roquita explores how disruptive diversity initiatives can be to our work groups, performance and profitability. Gender and minority balanced workforces is a matter of great importance, too important to close the conversation. Roquita opens up the diversity discussion in unexpected and refreshing way to ensure a side that is rarely discussed is put on the table.
- Discover the unintended impact on our diverse team members
- Considering the systems and solutions that are needed to move beyond diversity initiatives to a diversity culture
- How to empower open dialog about diversity
- How to know if you have a diverse culture
There is so much power in storytelling but the art of authentic wisdom sharing seems be lost. Instead of our young women relying on celebrities and reality tv to determine what it means to be women, they should be turning to us! It is now time for “the everyday woman” to find her voice, unpack her stories, explore the lessons her most difficult moments have taught her and share those lessons with the women walking the journeys we have already lived. Women have an opportunity to make our stories our legacy. Roquita will share her personal moments littered with lessons as tool for women who are ready to peel back the layers that we often hide behind.
- How to unpack your story
- Turning your story into a legacy
- Why the next generation needs less of our money and more of our wisdom
- How storytelling supports servant leadership, non-profit fundraising
- Bridging the gap between the marginalized woman the woman of privilege