A Tribute to Congressman Elijah Cummings:
There comes a time when we must slow down, take a deep breath, and thank God for the life He has allowed us to live…and thank Him for the lives of others who have left their footprint for us to follow as a path toward a better future for coming generations.
On Thursday, October 17th, we’re taking a few moments to thank God for the life of Congressman Elijah Cummings and his legacy of service. We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge his legacy. As the Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce, we cherish those who have stayed the course, who have walked the walk, who have run the race for justice, equity and equality for all people. Not forgetting Congressman Cummings’s deeply rooted passion and concern for people of color and for the communities and neighborhoods in the 7th District that he represented. Specifically, West Baltimore where he resided and where he demonstrated great concern.
So on this day, the 17th of October, 2019, we pause for the cause of Congressman Elijah Cummings. Let’s take to heart his legacy by coming together as a community……a West Baltimore community….. A Baltimore City community…. To come together to bring his vision to light. That we once again become a community where we (all people in the community) prosper together. Those that are striving to take care of their families, those who endeavor to own and run prosperous businesses….A vision of a thriving community ecosystem that serves all willing and able bodies…..with the right resources in place to serve those in need.
Thank you Congressman Elijah Cummings for your example of a Servant Leader. May God bless the Cummings Family and the person who attempts to fill his shoes!
-Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce Leadership
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Book release: ‘Servant Leadership’ five-book series by best-selling author Kevin Wayne Johnson
August 5, 2019 – Clarksville, Maryland (USA) – Employees at all levels in the workplace feel undervalued, marginalized and underappreciated in more ways than one. U.S. companies spent $160 billion on employee training and education, yet:
v 58% of managers said they did not receive any management training.
v 79% of people quit their job due to lack of appreciation.
v 77% of organizations report they are currently experiencing a leadership gap.
v Only 10% of CEOs believe their company’s leadership development initiatives have a clear business impact.
v 63% of Millennials said their leadership skills were not being fully developed.
To reverse this disturbing trend, “Leadership With A Servant’s Heart” is a new series of books with you in mind. They will equip the front-line, mid-level and senior-level leaders of small, medium and large organizations, and churches, with practical and proven leadership principles, strategies, facts and real-time examples with the sole purpose of creating a new and dynamic cadre of leaders. Through the subtitle for book #1 – Leading through Personal Relationships – the principle goal is to teach, coach, mentor and share the concepts of leading others by valuing and caring for them. While it is true that “Many will not remember what you say, but most will remember how you make them feel,” the readers of this book will learn the truth of this emotion and how to effect change in their respective leadership styles. When leaders value and care for those that they are entrusted to lead, their influence increases exponentially.
“Leadership With A Servant’s Heart” is systematically divided into three parts, three chapters each, to emphasize the core characteristics of a servant leader – serving, inspiring and leading:
Part I - The Key to Servant Leadership: Serving Others
Part II - The Goal of Servant Leadership: Inspiring Others
Part III - The Result of Servant Leadership: Leading Others
Foreword by: Mr. Ed DeCosta, Founder of EDC University and Author of “Ascend” and “Release Your Superhero” and senior trainer/coach with The John Maxwell Team
Genres: Leadership/Christian Living/Spirituality/Personal Growth/Business/Relationships
ISBN: 978-0-9883038-5-0 /© 2019
Trade Soft cover / 235 pages / Edited by: Fresh Eyes Proofreading and Editing
Retail Price: $24.95 U.S.A. / €22.30 Euro / £19.90 U.K. / $32.70 Canada
Dimensions: 5.5” x 8.5”
Publication date: September 3, 2019
Praise for Leadership with a Servant’s Heart:
"Kevin Johnson has created a valuable resource to accelerate leadership development with a Servants' heart. His foundation of scripture supported by practical business examples, cases, and models provide a detailed guide for the growth-minded leader.”
- Nigel Adams
Owner, Adams Consulting LLC and C12 Group Chair, Washington DC Metro Region
Former Vice President, Customer Service - JetBlue Airways
“It is obvious that Kevin Johnson is a spirit-driven, kind and generous family man, servant of God and leader of men because he has lovingly crafted a book that speaks to those very traits. Quoting Kevin, “leadership is not convenient.” Being a leader and taking on a leadership role is a tremendous responsibility, and a frequent sacrifice. The characteristic of quality leadership is a gift from God and to whom much is given, much is required.”
- Joan M. Pratt, CPA, Comptroller, City of Baltimore, Maryland
“This book certainly packs a punch, it is loaded with solid statistics aligned with scriptural references. Highly recommended for men and women who want to be successful leaders in any field.”
- Dr. Reg Morais
Founder, Anoint the World Ministries
Founder & Senior Pastor, Living Faith Community Church Global, Perth, Western Australia
“I commend to you Kevin Johnson's latest book, as he describes not only servant leadership theories, but provides practical applications and examples which connect the dots. As the president of a Christian university, and having served as the head of a 60,000 person federal agency (TSA), and Deputy Director of the FBI under Robert Mueller, with over 35,000 employees, I understand and appreciate the importance of those who lead with a servant's heart.”
- Dr. John S. Pistole
President, Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana
About the Author:
As Founder and Chief Executive of The Johnson Leadership Group LLC, Kevin provides organizations, and the people who work within them, with the tools to forge effective personnel and interpersonal communication. He delivers training on the elements of dynamic relationships, to equip teams with the attitudes and attributes needed to develop individuals into leaders. He does so through motivating workshops, seminars, insightful keynote speeches and compassionate coaching – all to encourage personal and professional growth. He is a John Maxwell Team certified trainer, coach, mentor and speaker, and an active member of the International Coach Federation. Kevin enjoyed a 34-year career (retired) in government and private industry as a middle-to-senior level leader. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Management / Economics / Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Kevin is an ordained minister by the Church of God Ministries, Incorporated, Anderson, IN, and has held multiple leadership positions at the local, regional, national and international levels, including Senior Pastor. His best-selling book series – Give God the Glory! – earned 19 literary awards from 2001 to 2013. He authors a weekly blog (www.kevinwaynejohnson.com/blog) and is the co-host of the monthly radio show (www.blogtalkradio.com/christianauthorsontour). He currently lives in Clarksville, Maryland, with his wife Gail and three sons.
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SBA and VA Join Forces to Advance Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Veterans; Launch Upcoming National Veterans Small Business Week
SBA Administrator McMahon and VA Secretary Wilkie sign a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a new entrepreneurship training program for Veterans
Administrator McMahon and Secretary Wilkie signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two agencies to collaborate and scale a new pilot program that will offer intensive management and leadership training for Veteran entrepreneurs. President Donald J. Trump recently showed his continued commitment to our nation’s small businesses and to Veterans by donating his second-quarter salary to the SBA. These donated funds will help the SBA with develop and launch the pilot program.
“Veteran businesses owners are critically important to our nation’s economy. In fact, one in 10 business owners is a Veteran, collectively employing nearly five million America workers,” SBA Administrator McMahon said. “The VA and the SBA are proud to join forces to shape and scale this new management and executive leadership program specifically designed for Veteran small business owners. Our agencies’ collaboration is so important as we work to ensure this pilot program is tailored to leverage the skillsets of our Veterans and provide them with the resources they need to take their companies to the next level.”
“By signing this MOU between the VA and the SBA, we are committing two federal agencies to advance, improve, and expand opportunities for transitioning Service members and Veterans to own their own businesses,” said Secretary Wilkie.
Additionally, the two leaders used the occasion to launch the upcoming National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 5-9. This year’s theme is “Our Veteran Business Community,” highlighting specific aspects of the Veteran business community, ranging from aspiring to current Veteran and military business owners, including organizations that provide entrepreneurial training.
“We dedicate this week in honor of the many accomplishments of Veteran, service member and military spouse small business owners nationwide. Across the country, SBA district offices and resource partners, as well as local organizations, will be hosting numerous events to spotlight the success of our nation’s 2.5 million Veteran-owned businesses. Entrepreneurship is not a solo mission. I’m proud to be a part of a network that serves the needs of our Veteran and military business owners,” Administrator McMahon concluded.
For more information about National Veterans Small Business Week, including events and ways to get involved, visit www.sba.gov/vetbiz. For more information on the resources available for veteran entrepreneurs, visit www.sba.gov/veterans.