“Leadership is often about how we play rather than the hand we are dealt.”

Some takeaways from this morning’s online leadership seminar with Audree Jones-Taylor, an organizational consultant and former Oakland Parks and Recreation Director, and Freedom Center youth and staff.

“Leadership is not about position, but about commitment. It is not an easy task—your calling is not easy. It takes drive and a pride in yourself that you are making a difference. It is a never-ending task.”

“You have to know when to step up and lead and know when to be still and let others lead.”

The Freedom Center continues to turn on a dime with increased online classes and sessions during the shelter-in-place order. We are bringing experts from around the world with feet-on-the-ground experience in organizing, civic engagement and public service together with our youth and staff.

This is an excellent time to study the relevance and importance of transforming ourselves to make change in the world.

Audree Jones-Taylor

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