Lisa’s Momentum Matters Interview

Lisa’s Momentum Matters Interview

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with C René Washington, Master Certified Life Coach, and April Benetollo, CEO of Momentum to discuss staying psychologically healthy as we re-enter life post-pandemic, our enduring friendship, and the importance of...
Women We Admire:  Hali Chambers

Women We Admire: Hali Chambers

For the March segment of our Women We Admire series, we talked with Hali Chambers, PhD, Vendor Boot Camp Facilitator and Operations Consultant with Osborne Enterprises, Inc. Each month, we interview an inspiring woman who is doing great work in our community. Osborne...
How to Build Trust on Your Team

How to Build Trust on Your Team

Last month, we responded to the first part of “Hopeful in Houston’s” question below. Today, we respond to the second part. Dear Drs. Graham and McDonald: I joined a new company in September 2020, becoming the manager of a team that has worked from...
Trust transforms

Trust transforms

Are you and the people with whom you work coordinating or collaborating? Are you a group of people, or are you a team? This quote from Stephen M.R. Covey’s book, The Speed of Trust, reminds us that leaders must invest time and effort into building and nurturing...
Trust determines failure or success

Trust determines failure or success

We love this quote by David Horsager, author of The Trust Edge, because we know that trust is foundational to the success of a leader and, ultimately, to the success of an organization. In the end, trust determines failure or success. Our mission at McDonald Graham is...
Women We Admire:  Tonya Allen

Women We Admire: Tonya Allen

As part of our commitment to anti-racism, we are starting a new monthly series highlighting Women of Color who lead great work in our community. Our inaugural “Women We Admire” interview is with Tonya Allen, Founder and Executive Director of Diane’s...
Do you have marble jar friends?

Do you have marble jar friends?

Trust is earned through many small actions over time. Dr. Brené Brown’s marble jar story about her 3rd-grade daughter exemplifies this principle. Brené shared this story about trust during one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sessions in 2017. Click here to...
How to Build Trust on Your Team

How to Build Trust as a Leader

Our planet is experiencing a “trust crisis.” Heads of state, chief executives, and leaders from civil society recently met virtually for the World Economic Forum. The theme of the forum was “A Crucial Year to Rebuild Trust.” This global “trust crisis”...
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