The Speaker’s Voice

Refocus with Purpose in 2021

Refocus with Purpose in 2021

It’s a new year. While 2020 was not the year any of us were expecting, a new year always provides us a great opportunity to reflect on the year’s past and plan ahead for what’s to come. As leaders, it is important for us to take this valuable time to reflect and use...

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When I Found My Spark

When I Found My Spark

At a tender age of 22, I was trapped in darkness after the loss of my right dominant arm due to a horrific car accident. This life-changing event uprooted everything I once knew. Many days I didn’t see a way out of burying myself under the pain. I lost my sense of...

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Reset, Restart, Reconnect

Reset, Restart, Reconnect

By: Kinja Dixon On December 14th, 2020, my 42nd birthday, so many thoughts filled with gratitude ran through my mind. As I sat in solitude on the beach in Cabo Pulmo, Mexico looking at the endless waves in the Pacific Ocean, I reflected in a way that I never have...

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Top 10 Ways to Be a Rockstar This Semester

Top 10 Ways to Be a Rockstar This Semester

By: Linnita Hosten With the new year comes a new semester. That means new classes, new professors, and of course, a new workload. To be successful, you’ll need to develop new habits in the months ahead. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Top 10 Ways to Be a...

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What If This Is The New Normal

What If This Is The New Normal

By: Dan Faill After over six months of some sort of quarantine, lockdown, safer-at-home orders and general state of being in a pandemic, you would think I’d be used to it by now… but I’m still not sleeping well, I’m busy but don’t feel like I’ve been productive, and...

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Creating Engaging Virtual Meetings

Creating Engaging Virtual Meetings

By: Austin Arias It is safe to say, we are starting the semester in a reality we were not expecting. Our new virtual reality has tested us to rethink the way we do everything – our classes, our organizations, our access to services and offices on our campus and...

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Change Sucks, But Here We Are…

Change Sucks, But Here We Are…

By: Dan Faill Often times when people think of change it’s this monumental shifts or moments that will forever impact the way we think, act or live. I think it’s safe to say that COVID-19 has made us change a lot of how we view life, how we work, and how we interact...

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The Remote Leader Mindset

The Remote Leader Mindset

By: Chris Butsch As a leader, trying to keep your members engaged while remote is hard. Here are just some of the reasons why: Engagement automatically drops when everyone’s not in the same room Zoom isn’t perfect Everyone’s distracted There’s little validation in it...

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526 Words

526 Words

This essay is 526 words long. It is 526 words because that is how many seconds are in eight minutes and forty-six seconds. Eight minutes and forty-six seconds is the time it took former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin to murder Mr. George Floyd. As if...

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What You CAN DO

What You CAN DO

As a black woman AND an empath, I’ve found myself speechless and heavy-hearted lately. The tragic killings of George Flyod, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many more- has compounded a complexity of feelings toward year 2020. If you’re like me, maybe you too are...

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