You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.   In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.

Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014), Poet/Writer/Civil Rights Activist

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back”.

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

Read More Leadership Keys: Victory’s Detours

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“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.”

Andrew Carnegie

Lead: Delegate, Motivate, and Appreciate

LINK: My Non-profit Journey: Successes I’ve Achieved (Sofia Crisp)

“For myself, I can say that I am ‘coachable’.  I am not afraid to say I don’t know something.  I’m willing to find the person, or people, who do have the knowledge or expertise required.  You might call this an ‘I don’t know now’ mindset.  To put it simply, as a situation presents itself I learn from others I’ve sought out”.

As Executive Director and Founder of Housing Consultants Group, Crisp demonstrates this Carnegie quote. Read More Leadership Keys: Lone Rangers Stumble

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Sofia Crisp

Executive Director, Housing Consultants Group

“My journey started as a leap of faith and is now my passion! Seeing that box in the corner of my friend’s office moved me to think ‘out of the box’ – and launch, manage, and grow the non-profit organization I lead today . . . I have a great team of employees, contractors, and Board members that have allowed me to grow HCG to what it is today.  This was not a one-woman journey”.

“While I didn’t think the journey would be easy, I had no idea how hard it would be! Do I have any regrets? No, none. The journey has been a mixture joy, pain, successes and failures. Every emotion necessary has been experienced; it’s part of why I believe the organization has been successful.”

Why I Started My Non-Profit (Sofia S Crisp)

Why I Started My Non-Profit (Sofia S Crisp)

Working ‘in your Gift’

Challenges I’ve Faced – Challenges I’ve Faced (Part 2)

Building the Right Board

Successes I’ve Achieved

My Non-profit Journey: Avoiding Mission Creep

Growing Pains

Time Management

Collaborations and Partnerships

Sofia Crisp: Where Do We Go From Here?

Read More Series Snapshot / Sofia S. Crisp: My Non-profit Journey

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The decisions which a Leader consciously makes, to not do something, can be quite revealing of his or her leadership talents. In this Series post, Delquanda Turner offers another True Leadership quality; in her last post, the 6 Qualities of True Leadership were explored by her.  In this post, a 7th Quality of such non-profit and community leaders will be shared.

Read More The 7th Quality of True Leadership: Just Say No

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