We check in with Renae Sanders, chair of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce. Here are her excerpts:
Now reading: “Group Genius – The Creative Power of Collaboration.” Because I am a small-business owner who engages with other organizations, collaboration is a critical skill to develop.
Notable reads for students: “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson, and “Our Iceberg is Melting” by John Kotter, which both deal with handling change. I also recommend “Do Hard Things” by Alex and Brett Harris. These young authors encourage us to rebel against low expectations. It's a great read for high school and college students, and their parents, too!
Favorite leadership book: “Deep Change” by Robert Quinn. Today, the hard thing is finding a way … to come together as one united America. “Deep Change” shows us how to become the change we want to see.
Finds inspiration in: Iyanla Vanzant's “In the Meantime.” It's during this time and in this space that we learn the most about ourselves … when it seems nothing is happening to move us forward. Celeste Smith
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