Leadership Matters

Dr. Sheryl White, with Guest Co-Host Dr. Undraye Howard

Leadership Matters, the forum of choice for current and emerging public and nonprofit leaders. Dr. Sheryl White and Guest Co-Host Dr. Undraye Howard, along with their guests, explore practical tips for issues management, human capital strategies, and improving leadership effectiveness. Leadership Matters, your forum for Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

All Episodes

Stress can be defined as the way our body and mind responds to change. There are no shortage of changes today. Leaders are constantly being called upon to cope, make the best decision, and positively influence stressful situations for the betterment of those they serve, employees, and the sustainability of their organizations. Tune in to Leadership Matters as co-host Dr. Sheryl White discusses with Dr. Charlotte Houston a clinical psychologist, NFL evaluator, and executive coach, strategies and tips leaders can use to increase their stress tolerance, resilience, and effectiveness in managing stressful and difficult situations. Leadership Matters: Informing leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Dec 8

55 min 53 sec

Looking for ways to meet your leadership challenge? Tune in for this discussion on Kouzes and Posner’s five practices of exemplary leadership with special guest Edward Condon, Executive Director of Region 9 Head Start Association and our host Dr. Sheryl White. Running a public or nonprofit organization means juggling the needs of many constituents as well as the myriad of tasks needed to operate any business organization. Meanwhile, organizations are experiencing enormous stress and additional uncertainty, budget restrictions, and increased poverty in families. How to achieve the extraordinary while overcoming the overwhelming will be discussed along with Konzes and Posner’s five practices of exemplary leadership.

Dec 1

56 min 51 sec

These are indeed challenging times. How does one stay calm, focused, and effective during difficult times and what does gratitude have to do with it? What is at the core of gratitude? How is it relevant to leadership, and how does one successfully employ it as a method for greater effectiveness during trying times? Join host Dr. Sheryl White, cultural psychologist with the Neighborhood House Association in San Diego, CA; Rich Miller, Senior Pastor of Perfecting Grace Church in San Diego, CA; and Cedric Manley, Founder and CEO of Family Synergy Center in Dallas, TX, as they discuss leadership and the power of gratitude in challenging times.

Nov 24

55 min 40 sec

Filling Workforce Gaps and Achieving Diversity, Hiring, Retention Goals With more than 40% of the workforce expected to leave their jobs in the next year and emphasis on diversity, leaders are all left wondering how to fill their workforce gaps in a way that ensures representation and equity. Join Dr. Sheryl White for a discussion with Arthur Woods on whys to meet this challenge. Woods is the co-founder of Mathison, a LGBTQ+ advocate, and the author of a new book Hiring for Diversity. This book is esteemed to be the first dedicated book on tactics and strategies to grow overall diversity by shifting hiring and retention practices. Tune in to Leadership Matters—Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Nov 17

55 min 21 sec

Filling Workforce Gaps and Achieving Diversity, Hiring, Retention Goals With more than 40% of the workforce expected to leave their jobs in the next year and emphasis on diversity, leaders are all left wondering how to fill their workforce gaps in a way that ensures representation and equity. Join Dr. Sheryl White for a discussion with Arthur Woods on whys to meet this challenge. Woods is the co-founder of Mathison, a LGBTQ+ advocate, and the author of a new book Hiring for Diversity. This book is esteemed to be the first dedicated book on tactics and strategies to grow overall diversity by shifting hiring and retention practices. Tune in to Leadership Matters—Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Nov 10

55 min 21 sec

Filipina Voices in Leadership: Increasing Understanding and Being an Ally Tune in to Leadership Matters as host Dr. Sheryl White explores life and lessons in leadership through the eyes of two dynamic leaders who are Filipina. Special guests Dr. Christine Umali Kopp, cultural psychologist, DEI facilitator, and higher education professor; and Anna Marie Cruz, founder and Chief Elevate-Her Officer at Entrepinayship will share lived experiences and food for thought on ways Filipinas, leaders, and allies of Filipinas can be supportive and successfully meet today’s challenges. Join us for Leadership Matters: Informing leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Nov 3

56 min 15 sec

Filipina Voices in Leadership: Increasing Understanding and Being an Ally Tune in to Leadership Matters as host Dr. Sheryl White explores life and lessons in leadership through the eyes of two dynamic leaders who are Filipina. Special guests Dr. Christine Umali Kopp, cultural psychologist, DEI facilitator, and higher education professor; and Anna Marie Cruz, founder and Chief Elevate-Her Officer at Entrepinayship will share lived experiences and food for thought on ways Filipinas, leaders, and allies of Filipinas can be supportive and successfully meet today’s challenges. Join us for Leadership Matters: Informing leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Oct 27

56 min 15 sec

Exemplary Leadership and What the Pandemic Revealed (based on Kouzes and Posner’s The Leadership Challenge) Tune in for this discussion on Kouzes and Posner’s The Leadership Challenge's 5 practices of exemplary leadership and lessons learned leading through the pandemic. Host Dr. Sheryl White will discuss this topic with special guest Edward Condon, Executive Director of Region 9 Head Start Association. Mr. Condon is also a certified Leadership Challenge facilitator. You do not want to miss this episode of Leadership Matters: Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Oct 20

55 min 30 sec

Join host Dr. Sheryl White, Cultural Psychologist with the Neighborhood House Association and guest Mr. Gregg Ward, author of The Respectful Leader: Seven ways to influence without intimidation for proven strategies on ways to become and coach others to be more respectful and influential. Join the conversation! Call-in or email your thoughts or questions to 1-866-472-5790 or LeadershipMattersQuestions@InnoVisions.org.

Oct 13

56 min 49 sec

Abrasive Leaders: The Bad, The Good, A Unique Perspective and Solution! Join co-host Dr. Sheryl White and guest Jordan Goldrich, author of Workplace Warrior: People Skills for the No-Bulls_ _t Executive, as they discuss solutions for addressing executives and leaders that are identified as abrasive or bullies. Goldrich, a speaker, author, executive coach, and self-identified recovered abrasive executive will share his unique perspective on why these often “warrior spirit” leaders can be crucial agents for success during our current VUCA environment (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity), and how to leverage their good and rid their negative style and impact.

Oct 6

54 min 57 sec

Latina Voices in Leadership: Increasing Understanding and Being an Ally Tune in to Leadership Matters as host Dr. Sheryl White explores life and lessons in leadership through the eyes of two dynamic leaders who are Latina. Special guests Vice-Chair Nora Vargas, San Diego County Supervisor, First District; and Annie Rodriguez, Executive Director of GenerateHope will share lived experiences and food for thought on ways Latinas, leaders, and allies of Latinas can be supportive and successfully meet today’s challenges. Join us for Leadership Matters: Informing leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Sep 29

54 min 47 sec

Latina Voices in Leadership: Increasing Understanding and Being an Ally Tune in to Leadership Matters as host Dr. Sheryl White explores life and lessons in leadership through the eyes of two dynamic leaders who are Latina. Special guests Vice-Chair Nora Vargas, San Diego County Supervisor, First District; and Annie Rodriguez, Executive Director of GenerateHope will share lived experiences and food for thought on ways Latinas, leaders, and allies of Latinas can be supportive and successfully meet today’s challenges. Join us for Leadership Matters: Informing leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Sep 22

54 min 47 sec

Black Women Voices in Leadership: Increasing Understanding and Being an Ally Tune in to Leadership Matters as host Dr. Sheryl White explores life and lessons in leadership through the eyes of 3 dynamic leaders who are Black women. Special guests will be Staajabu Heshimu, a concerned activist who over a career of 44 years served nonprofit, political, and government organizations in the advancement of communities; Khalilah El-Amin, Vice President of Global Human Resources for a public tech company; and Ebony Isis Booth, a transformation coach, cultural strategist, and event designer. Each will share lived experiences and food for thought on ways Black women, leaders, and allies of Black women can successfully meet today’s challenges. Join us for Leadership Matters: Informing leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Sep 15

56 min 32 sec

To continue building upon successful talent, Linda Scott, Vice President of Child & Family Solutions and Gerald Peters, Director of Training and Development at JFCS, will discuss why JFCS chose to develop a Leadership Academy to develop human capital within their organization. They will provide an overview of the Leadership Academy’s curriculum, structure, staff involvement, impact on the organization and on those participating in the academy, as well as lessons learned for steps moving forward to make a greater impact.

Sep 8

54 min 48 sec

Are you leading and living on purpose? Or are you caught up doing all the things you can do and rarely getting to the things you are purposed to do? Join host Dr. Sheryl White and special guest Wendy McKinney, fundraising expert and motivational speaker, as they discuss how to escape the “Busy Doing What?” trap and focus your talents, time, and energy on what matters most. You don’t want to miss this episode of Leadership Matters. Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Sep 1

54 min 48 sec

Are you leading and living on purpose? Or are you caught up doing all the things you can do and rarely getting to the things you are purposed to do? Join host Dr. Sheryl White and special guest Wendy McKinney, fundraising expert and motivational speaker, as they discuss how to escape the “Busy Doing What?” trap and focus your talents, time, and energy on what matters most. You don’t want to miss this episode of Leadership Matters. Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Aug 25

54 min 48 sec

How do we continue to move forward as a nation amidst the quadruple crises encompassing health, race, economics, and violence? How might individualism with conventional divisions of labor and specialization be counterproductive in healing and advancing our society? At a time when some argue lowering educational requirements to remove barriers and expand pools of qualified applicants, how might HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and other diverse sources offer more promising solutions? And how might education before and beyond high school play a critical role in reimagining policing and greater humanity in our communities. Join host Dr. Sheryl White and special guest Troy Bell, City Manager of Muskegon Heights, Michigan as they explore options for addressing these and other challenges for bringing hope, healing and help to our communities. Leadership Matters: Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Aug 18

54 min 42 sec

Exemplary Leadership and What the Pandemic Revealed (based on Kouzes and Posner’s The Leadership Challenge) Tune in for this discussion on Kouzes and Posner’s The Leadership Challenge's 5 practices of exemplary leadership and lessons learned leading through the pandemic. Host Dr. Sheryl White will discuss this topic with special guest Edward Condon, Executive Director of Region 9 Head Start Association. Mr. Condon is also a certified Leadership Challenge facilitator. You do not want to miss this episode of Leadership Matters: Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Aug 11

55 min 30 sec

Exemplary Leadership and What the Pandemic Revealed (based on Kouzes and Posner’s The Leadership Challenge) Tune in for this discussion on Kouzes and Posner’s The Leadership Challenge's 5 practices of exemplary leadership and lessons learned leading through the pandemic. Host Dr. Sheryl White will discuss this topic with special guest Edward Condon, Executive Director of Region 9 Head Start Association. Mr. Condon is also a certified Leadership Challenge facilitator. You do not want to miss this episode of Leadership Matters: Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Jul 28

55 min 30 sec

Join host Dr. Sheryl White and special guest Charlie Fleishman, Services to the Armed Forces Regional Director of the American Red Cross San Diego and Imperial Counties as they discuss resiliency and leadership. Tune into Leadership Matters: Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Jul 21

53 min 58 sec

Stress can be defined as the way our body and mind responds to change. There are no shortage of changes today. Leaders are constantly being called upon to cope, make the best decision, and positively influence stressful situations for the betterment of those they serve, employees, and the sustainability of their organizations. Tune in to Leadership Matters as co-host Dr. Sheryl White discusses with Dr. Charlotte Houston a clinical psychologist, NFL evaluator, and executive coach, strategies and tips leaders can use to increase their stress tolerance, resilience, and effectiveness in managing stressful and difficult situations. Leadership Matters: Informing leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Jul 14

55 min 53 sec

Join host Dr. Sheryl White, Cultural Psychologist with the Neighborhood House Association and guest Mr. Gregg Ward, author of The Respectful Leader: Seven ways to influence without intimidation for proven strategies on ways to become and coach others to be more respectful and influential. Join the conversation! Call-in or email your thoughts or questions to 1-866-472-5790 or LeadershipMattersQuestions@InnoVisions.org.

Jul 7

56 min 49 sec

LGBTQ+ Voices in Leadership: Increasing Understanding and Being an Ally Tune in to Leadership Matters as co-host Dr. Sheryl White explores life and lessons in leadership through the eyes of leaders from the LGBTQ+ community. Special guests Dr. Durryle Brooks, Founder of Love and Justice Consulting, LLC; Julia Loman, Senior Education Coordinator with the Neighborhood House Association; and Eric Lovett, Founder and President/CEO of Urban Street Angels will share lived experiences and food for thought on ways leaders and allies of the LGBTQ+ community can successfully meet and rise above today’s challenges. Join us for Leadership Matters: Informing leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Jun 30

55 min 20 sec

LGBTQ+ Voices in Leadership: Increasing Understanding and Being an Ally Tune in to Leadership Matters as co-host Dr. Sheryl White explores life and lessons in leadership through the eyes of leaders from the LGBTQ+ community. Special guests Dr. Durryle Brooks, Founder of Love and Justice Consulting, LLC; Julia Loman, Senior Education Coordinator with the Neighborhood House Association; and Eric Lovett, Founder and President/CEO of Urban Street Angels will share lived experiences and food for thought on ways leaders and allies of the LGBTQ+ community can successfully meet and rise above today’s challenges. Join us for Leadership Matters: Informing leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Jun 23

55 min 20 sec

Join host Dr. Sheryl White and special guest Charlie Fleishman, Services to the Armed Forces Regional Director of the American Red Cross San Diego and Imperial Counties as they discuss resiliency and leadership. Tune into Leadership Matters: Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Jun 16

53 min 58 sec

Join host Dr. Sheryl White, Cultural Psychologist with the Neighborhood House Association and guest Mr. Gregg Ward, author of The Respectful Leader: Seven ways to influence without intimidation for proven strategies on ways to become and coach others to be more respectful and influential. Join the conversation! Call-in or email your thoughts or questions to 1-866-472-5790 or LeadershipMattersQuestions@InnoVisions.org.

Jun 9

56 min 49 sec

Research has documented the positive effects associated with journaling, including the improved ability to form a coherent narrative and enhanced cognitive processing about the way people think about themselves and their relation to others in the world. Given the fact our leadership skills develop as a result of the insights we gain by processing our experiences – both positive and negative – journaling is key strategy for growing as a leader. Leadership guru Peter Drucker said, “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” Nevertheless, few people are successful in taking up and sustaining this powerful practice. Join co-hosts John Jeanetta and Dr. Sheryl Gee as they talk to Dr. John Price, author of three memoirs and English professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as they discuss strategies to use in developing the habit of journaling.

Jun 2

57 min 7 sec

David Duea is president/CEO of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, a non-profit human services agency serving communities throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. He has lead his organization to receive the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities 2017 Commitment Award for the Commitment Engaging All Voices. Lutheran Community Services NW exemplifies that when people are at the center of identifying their goals and aspirations and developing the plan to achieve them, they are more committed to the process and to being successful. High-impact organizations engage all voices in every aspect of their work. Duea created a public/private partnership called Pathways to Wellness (P2W) to systematically intervene by detecting mental disorders and emotional distress in refugees arriving in the U.S.

May 26

53 min 38 sec

How do we continue to move forward as a nation amidst the quadruple crises encompassing health, race, economics, and violence? How might individualism with conventional divisions of labor and specialization be counterproductive in healing and advancing our society? At a time when some argue lowering educational requirements to remove barriers and expand pools of qualified applicants, how might HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and other diverse sources offer more promising solutions? And how might education before and beyond high school play a critical role in reimagining policing and greater humanity in our communities. Join host Dr. Sheryl White and special guest Troy Bell, City Manager of Muskegon Heights, Michigan as they explore options for addressing these and other challenges for bringing hope, healing and help to our communities. Leadership Matters: Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

May 19

54 min 42 sec

How do we continue to move forward as a nation amidst the quadruple crises encompassing health, race, economics, and violence? How might individualism with conventional divisions of labor and specialization be counterproductive in healing and advancing our society? At a time when some argue lowering educational requirements to remove barriers and expand pools of qualified applicants, how might HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and other diverse sources offer more promising solutions? And how might education before and beyond high school play a critical role in reimagining policing and greater humanity in our communities. Join host Dr. Sheryl White and special guest Troy Bell, City Manager of Muskegon Heights, Michigan as they explore options for addressing these and other challenges for bringing hope, healing and help to our communities. Leadership Matters: Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

May 12

54 min 42 sec

Want to advance your or others' leadership effectiveness? Yes! Then, you will not want to miss this episode with our host Dr. Sheryl White and Verna Jaggers, Mindfulness Teacher/Personal and Professional Coach, on the what, why and how to advance leadership effectiveness through the artful use of listening and asking powerful questions.

May 5

54 min 51 sec

Tune in to Leadership Matters as co-host Dr. Sheryl White explores life and lessons in leadership through the eyes of Black leaders. Special guests Rudolph A. Johnson, III, President and CEO of Neighborhood House Association, San Diego, CA and Kerron Norman, Chief Program Officer of Lutheran Social Services of New York will share their thoughts regarding the revealed pandemic on racism, views on a way forward, and additional food for thought for Black leaders and allies facing today’s challenges. Join us for Leadership Matters: Informing leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Apr 28

55 min 37 sec

Building a Pipeline of Diverse Executive Leaders in the Nonprofit Sector Join host Dr. Sheryl White, cultural psychologist, and two nonprofit executives that have beaten the odds: Rudolph A. Johnson, III, President and CEO of Neighborhood House Association, San Diego, CA and Chanda Smith Baker, Senior Vice President of Impact for Minneapolis Foundation. Both will share from their lens as successful African American leaders: challenges they encountered along their journey; what helped fortify them to keep on keeping on; how they have reached back to help others; and what can be done to help dismantle racism and advance inclusion, equity, well-being and success of all people (the systemically oppressed and oppressors). You do not want to miss this episode of Leadership Matters: Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Apr 21

55 min 50 sec

Exemplary Leadership and What the Pandemic Revealed (based on Kouzes and Posner’s The Leadership Challenge) Tune in for this discussion on Kouzes and Posner’s The Leadership Challenge's 5 practices of exemplary leadership and lessons learned leading through the pandemic. Host Dr. Sheryl White will discuss this topic with special guest Edward Condon, Executive Director of Region 9 Head Start Association. Mr. Condon is also a certified Leadership Challenge facilitator. You do not want to miss this episode of Leadership Matters: Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Apr 14

55 min 30 sec

Exemplary Leadership and What the Pandemic Revealed (based on Kouzes and Posner’s The Leadership Challenge) Tune in for this discussion on Kouzes and Posner’s The Leadership Challenge's 5 practices of exemplary leadership and lessons learned leading through the pandemic. Host Dr. Sheryl White will discuss this topic with special guest Edward Condon, Executive Director of Region 9 Head Start Association. Mr. Condon is also a certified Leadership Challenge facilitator. You do not want to miss this episode of Leadership Matters: Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Apr 7

55 min 30 sec

Lessons Learned Living and Advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in the Workplace Join host, Dr. Sheryl White, a cultural psychologist with Neighborhood House Association, in San Diego, CA and guests Damon Carson, J.D., General Manager, Education, Instruction, and Operations and Chair of the Board for the National Head Start Association; and Dr. Donald E. Chick, President and CEO of New Synergist Consulting, also based in San Diego, as they discuss lessons learned while living and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. Tune in to Leadership Matters: Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Mar 31

54 min 42 sec

Lessons Learned Living and Advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in the Workplace Join host, Dr. Sheryl White, a cultural psychologist with Neighborhood House Association, in San Diego, CA and guests Damon Carson, J.D., General Manager, Education, Instruction, and Operations and Chair of the Board for the National Head Start Association; and Dr. Donald E. Chick, President and CEO of New Synergist Consulting, also based in San Diego, as they discuss lessons learned while living and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. Tune in to Leadership Matters: Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Mar 24

54 min 42 sec

Why have a Chief Strategy Officer position? The biggest advantage is just having someone dedicated to the strategic perspective of the organization. For many leaders, strategic priorities compete for attention with the crises of the day, and that can lead to less than ideal execution of strategic ideas. Having someone dedicated to looking after those longer-range priorities is beneficial. The interviewee will describe his specific responsibilities and emphasize key relationships within the organization.

Mar 17

52 min 24 sec

Leadership Development in the Human Services Sector – Current and Future State As we consider leadership across the human servicing sector, there is no doubt that preparation of leaders is a priority. However, an organization also needs to grow and develop to meet the changing needs of the community that it serves. Listen to how leaders in this sector currently meet the learning and development needs of their leaders and their organization and what the future looks like as they continue to adapt and change.

Mar 10

53 min 51 sec

Neighborhood House Association (NHA) is one of the largest nonprofit comprehensive human service providers in San Diego, CA. With 125 locations, 25 programs, and over 800 employees, NHA provides quality education, wellness, and social services to diverse community members across the lifespan from prenatal development to the golden years. Join host Dr. Sheryl White as she continues part two of the dialogue with members of NHA’s executive leadership on how the organization has managed to continue to safely serve the community and employ staff during the pandemic. Special guests Rudolph A. Johnson, III, President and CEO; Dwight Smith, Esq., General Counsel and General Manager of Legal; and Damon Carson, J.D., General Manager of Education, Instruction, and Operations and Chairman of the Board for the National Head Start Association will provide an update on the agency’s progress in providing in-person child development services and much more.

Mar 3

54 min 5 sec

Neighborhood House Association (NHA) is one of the largest nonprofit comprehensive human service providers in San Diego, CA. With 125 locations, 24 programs, and over 800 employees, NHA provides quality education, wellness, and social services to diverse community members across the lifespan from prenatal development to the golden years. Join host Dr. Sheryl White as she continues part two of the dialogue with members of NHA’s executive leadership on how the organization has managed to continue to safely serve the community and employ staff during the pandemic. Special guests Rudolph A. Johnson, III, President and CEO; Dwight Smith, Esq., General Counsel and General Manager of Legal; and Damon Carson, J.D., General Manager of Education, Instruction, and Operations and Chairman of the Board for the National Head Start Association will provide an update on the agency’s progress in providing in-person child development services and much more.

Feb 24

54 min 5 sec

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Efforts: What Works and What Does Not? Join host, Dr. Sheryl White, a cultural psychologist with Neighborhood House Association, in San Diego, CA and Dr. Donald E. Chick, President and CEO of New Synergist Consulting, also based in San Diego, as they discuss how leaders can effectively lead DEI efforts in their organizations. Reasons why some DEI efforts do not work and what can be done to get positive results will be examined.

Feb 10

55 min 3 sec

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Efforts: What Works and What Does Not? Join host, Dr. Sheryl White, a cultural psychologist with Neighborhood House Association, in San Diego, CA and Dr. Donald E. Chick, President and CEO of New Synergist Consulting, also based in San Diego, as they discuss how leaders can effectively lead DEI efforts in their organizations. Reasons why some DEI efforts do not work and what can be done to get positive results will be examined.

Feb 3

55 min 3 sec

David Duea is president/CEO of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, a non-profit human services agency serving communities throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. He has lead his organization to receive the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities 2017 Commitment Award for the Commitment Engaging All Voices. Lutheran Community Services NW exemplifies that when people are at the center of identifying their goals and aspirations and developing the plan to achieve them, they are more committed to the process and to being successful. High-impact organizations engage all voices in every aspect of their work. Duea created a public/private partnership called Pathways to Wellness (P2W) to systematically intervene by detecting mental disorders and emotional distress in refugees arriving in the U.S.

Jan 27

53 min 38 sec

These are indeed challenging times. How does one stay calm, focused, and effective during difficult times and what does gratitude have to do with it? What is at the core of gratitude? How is it relevant to leadership, and how does one successfully employ it as a method for greater effectiveness during trying times? Join host Dr. Sheryl White, cultural psychologist with the Neighborhood House Association in San Diego, CA; Rich Miller, Senior Pastor of Perfecting Grace Church in San Diego, CA; and Cedric Manley, Founder and CEO of Family Synergy Center in Dallas, TX, as they discuss leadership and the power of gratitude in challenging times.

Jan 20

55 min 40 sec

These are indeed challenging times. How does one stay calm, focused, and effective during difficult times and what does gratitude have to do with it? What is at the core of gratitude? How is it relevant to leadership, and how does one successfully employ it as a method for greater effectiveness during trying times? Join host Dr. Sheryl White, cultural psychologist with the Neighborhood House Association in San Diego, CA; Rich Miller, Senior Pastor of Perfecting Grace Church in San Diego, CA; and Cedric Manley, Founder and CEO of Family Synergy Center in Dallas, TX, as they discuss leadership and the power of gratitude in challenging times.

Jan 13

55 min 40 sec

Tune in to Leadership Matters as co-host Dr. Sheryl White explores life and lessons in leadership through the eyes of Black leaders. Special guests Rudolph A. Johnson, III, President and CEO of Neighborhood House Association, San Diego, CA and Kerron Norman, Chief Program Officer of Lutheran Social Services of New York will share their thoughts regarding the revealed pandemic on racism, views on a way forward, and additional food for thought for Black leaders and allies facing today’s challenges. Join us for Leadership Matters: Informing leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Jan 6

55 min 37 sec

According to Verna Jaggers, Mindfulness Teacher/Personal and Professional Coach, kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves. Mindfulness opens us to the present moment so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together mindful self-compassion comprises a state of warm-hearted, connected presence. You will not want to miss this episode of Leadership Matters with host Dr. Sheryl White, cultural psychologist and Verna Jaggers exploring the key component and steps to practicing Mindful Self-Compassion as a path to a greater confidence, authenticity and effectiveness as a leader.

Dec 2020

54 min 29 sec

Join host Dr. Sheryl White and special guest Charlie Fleishman, Services to the Armed Forces Regional Director of the American Red Cross San Diego and Imperial Counties as they discuss resiliency and leadership. Tune into Leadership Matters: Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Dec 2020

53 min 58 sec

Building a Pipeline of Diverse Executive Leaders in the Nonprofit Sector Join host Dr. Sheryl White, cultural psychologist, and two nonprofit executives that have beaten the odds: Rudolph A. Johnson, III, President and CEO of Neighborhood House Association, San Diego, CA and Chanda Smith Baker, Senior Vice President of Impact for Minneapolis Foundation. Both will share from their lens as successful African American leaders: challenges they encountered along their journey; what helped fortify them to keep on keeping on; how they have reached back to help others; and what can be done to help dismantle racism and advance inclusion, equity, well-being and success of all people (the systemically oppressed and oppressors). You do not want to miss this episode of Leadership Matters: Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

Dec 2020

55 min 50 sec