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  • Comments Off on Hot Off The Press: #MLK would have told Oprah not to run

i’m not feeling all this talk about oprah running for president.   it’s not clear she’s stuck on this idea but let’s go with the media circus and assume she is. as i took this morning to reflect on the life and legacy of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, i felt sure that she shouldn’t.

please don’t get me wrong; i love oprah.  she is greatness personified.  and perhaps at another time when our society is in a different place it would work. but not now.

one of things that made MLK so great was that he was and still is the moral voice to our country’s soul.  he pushed us to think about where we stood not only by what we said but our actions.   his speeches called us to do more than say (or tweet) we want peace. we have to BE peaceful too.   he showed us through his marches how to BE a loving ‘fighter’ for justice.  

if MLK was president i’m not sure it would have had the same impact.   his calling was as an outside agitator.  his calling was to wake up our internal voices, so our external voice would speak up for the good of humankind.  which brings me back to oprah.

she has lead our country and the world by calling us to look deep within and discover our purpose.  to ‘live our best lives’. that role to me is much more important than president.  her voice and other voices of conscious like MLK, awaken us to become ‘presidents’ of our own lives.  they implore us to evolve into better people and with better people, we have better families, better communities; a country and world that is better.  

we don’t need oprah as president, we’ve got ourselves.  as the great MLK stated…

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  • Comments Off on Hot off the Press: it’s an honor to be elected

i want to send a huge shout out to the president…president of the local school board, president of the girls troupe, president of neighborhood watch; all of our presidents who are doing the work of leading by positive example.  

as a former class president i recall how much of an honor it was to listen to what my high school senior classmates wanted and work to make it happen.   it was not an easy job because you can’t please everyone and you certainly don’t agree with all that’s said.  but you do your best to keep all interests in mind. that’s what most of us who have and continue to be in office work so hard to do.  

i know that president’s day is normally set aside to pay homage to the highest office in the country.  but this year, i think it’s most appropriate to pay tribute to the individuals who are presidential in more than name.   i want to thank the real presidents for all that they do to make our schools, communities and lives better. 

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  • Comments Off on Sage’s Rage: Message to #ClassOf2015 from @JoshShipp

many of you have graduated and the excitement is fizzling out.  

you’re on the next thing…

what’s a girl to do?

get your game tight says josh shipp, one of my favorite youth motivational speakers.

here are his very smart tips for the Class of 2015

 

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Ready Set Go

where will you take life in 2015?

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It’s graduation season and lots of celebrations are happening.  

Rightfully so, because graduates have worked hard to accomplish their goals.  But it’s also clear that the day after graduation difficulty awaits.  The challenge becomes what to make of the education you have received.   You’ve got goals; go for it. But when you fall (trust me you will fail) keep getting back up…the key is try & try again…

One of my favorite teen experts, Josh Shipp, had some great words for this year’s grads.  Here’s what he has to say

 

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at sassysage says we often highlight women who are doing amazing things.

this blog we give a shout out to all the ladies who go out today and VOTE!  

let the country know we are the electorate!    

young women voters are in charge…

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  • Comments Off on Hot Off The Press: Fellowship Opportunit​y in NYC @ New York University​- Deadline August 30th

Young women leaders looking to gain more training and networking opportunities consider applying to the below fellowship at NYU.   Please contact the program below, as I am not affiliated with the program.

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The Research Center for Leadership in Action at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service is now accepting applications for the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service.

The fellowship offers a chance for a diverse group of recent college graduates to:       
• Deepen their understanding of the public service landscape through discussions with senior leaders in the field;
• Gain a clear assessment of their leadership strengths and style and develop their leadership knowledge and skills;
• Receive ongoing mentorship;
• Think strategically about and plan for their careers based on personal assessments and their unique goals; and
• Build a support network of other talented, dynamic leaders in public service.  The program begins in November 2011 and runs through May 2012. Fellowship sessions are twice each month offer structured leadership and professional development opportunities to help Fellows define their path in public service.
Program elements include:
• Speaker Series. Fellows hear from senior executives across the spectrum of public service organizations. Speakers offer insights into their own career trajectories, guidance on practical strategies for succeeding in public service, and analysis of timely issues and trends.
• Personal Exploration. Fellows engage in workshops that help them explore their strengths, interests and goals, and develop a personalized career plan.
• Fellows Network. One of the most valuable resources and sources of support for fellows as they move through their public service careers is the other extraordinary fellows. From the very beginning of the fellowship, participants have the opportunity to get to know each other through various activities and events. Upon completion of the program, fellows become part of an active professional alumni network.

To be eligible for the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service, applicants must be working full-time in public service in New York City. (Internships and part-time work don’t meet this requirement.) Applicants may not currently be engaged in another significant fellowship program, and they must commit to attending all fellowship sessions, including a day-long Orientation on November 5, 2011. There is no cost to apply for or participate in the program.

The deadline to apply is noon EST on Tuesday, August 30, 2011.

More information and applications are available at:
 http://wagner.nyu.edu/felps
For questions, please email
wagner.felps@nyu.edu


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