The Spirit of Leading podcast will help you find ways to get the most out of your current circumstances by becoming more INPowered to LEAD in every aspect of your life: at home, at work, and in your community.
Jose Vega is the youngest Program Director for Oklahomans for Equality and the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center in Tulsa, OK. After coming out as a teenager, Jose was rejected by his parents and survived by the kindness of friends who sheltered him while...read more
Nehemiah Frank left Tulsa as a child, became an elite gymnast, struggled to graduate from high school, blossomed in college, and returned to Tulsa as a young man to become a new voice for equity in education and social justice reform. Nehemiah...read more
Freshman Oklahoma State Representative Ajay Pittman will be in familiar territory when she answered the gavel for the first session of the 57th Oklahoma Legislature. She has been a familiar sight around the capitol building for more than half her...read more
Daniel Pae, the newly elected State Representative for Dist. 62 in Lawton, says that he and his fellow incoming colleagues, "Aren't interested in playing politics. We want to get the job done for the voters who sent us to the state capitol." In...read more
In this episode of the Spirit of Leading podcast, I comment on what I believe are the three most important words of the U.S. Constitution. They form the premise of why we have the constitution.Our elected leaders, uniformed military, and...read more
I am among the majority of Americans who are becoming increasingly more unsettled over the negative tone of political discourse. According to a Pew Research Center report (link below), 61% of Americans say respectful discourse is very important,...read more
The NextGen Under 30 Oklahoma movement continues to gather momentum across the state. The eighth class gathered for a Day at the Capitol October 1, 2018. NextGen Under 30 founder, Don Swift, told the class that they were selected as the best of the best...read more
Dr. John R. Wood, associate professor of political science at the University of Central Oklahoma, is passionate about student engagement. He believes the best way to learn about local government is to get involved with it. He gets students...read more
LISTEN NOW Do spirituality and the workplace mix? The disengaged workers I've encountered say they want to work in a place where they feel like they can give heart and soul, and managers say they want their employees to give heart and soul at work. So why...read more
For 19 years colorful home-made rafts dotted the Arkansas River between Sand Springs and downtown Tulsa on Labor Day. Then, they were gone. But now, after a 23 year absence, they are back. Seth Erkenbeck and members of the Tulsa Young Professionals (TYPROS) business...read more
Victoria McArtor (photo by Brian Bartlett) VICTORIA McARTOR wants to make poetry more a part of everyday life. She believes poetry can INPower people to project themselves into their communities as they reflect on how their communities have played a role...read more
Jeff Martin and Cindy Hulsey had a dream to open an independent book store in Tulsa's arts district, and on November 20, 2017, at 9:17 a.m. the first wave of jubilant customers streamed through the door of Magic City Books at the corner of Detroit and Archer. Jeff...read more
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