Greetings Leaders! Happy September to you all. While I thought I was going to share some of my own “epic fail” facilitation moments with you all today, my heart said otherwise. But stay tuned…I’ma share some of those with you so we can laugh together! And you’ll get a bit of a peek into the hard-core facilitation moments that have strengthened me to this day.
For now, I’m really sitting with the fact that I was not raised to complain, but to innovate and be solution-oriented. My family allowed complaining but only for a while, THEN you had to come up with a solution or simply let it go. Learning that I was able to offer solutions to both my own problems and to the collective problems of the community, empowered me. I felt like I had dominion to make things better - and a responsibility of service-orientation to do so. My mama led the start of my leadership journey by instilling that belief in me.
Years later, Brené Brown would offer the definition of “leader” to be this: “A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes and has the courage to develop that potential. Leadership is not about titles or the corner office. It's about the willingness to step up, put yourself out there, and lean into courage.”
Friends, it’s time to lead differently. It’s time we empower ourselves differently. And if you’re at all curious about the role of scarcity in leading differently in times like this, then listen to the video 😉
I love you, so I lead.
Stay courageous -
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Tovi is an innovative visionary, healer, and award-winning educator whose career in education began over 25 years ago. She is also the visionary behind the new movement of Racial Healing Allies™. From her lived experience, Tovi teaches on what the future of successful, resilient leadership will require: emotionally intelligent consciousness, connection, and courage.
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