A Conversation on Leadership with Ambassador Ron Kirk
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 8:58 AM

A Conversation on Leadership with Ambassador Ron Kirk

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 8:58 AM
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 8:58 AM
An intriguing conversation on what it takes to lead, connect and motivate.  What it takes to lead and finish well.
 
The Honorable Ron Kirk is the first African American elected as Mayor of the City of Dallas. He led the amazing transformation of a sleepy downtown Dallas to a city within a city - brimming with a bustling nightlife, parks, trendy restaurants and attractive downtown living. Unheard of before his term as Mayor.
 
President Barack Obama would later name Mayor Kirk as U.S. Trade Representative.
 
Ambassador Kirk shares with us techniques and tools, attributes and skills necessary to lead well - especially needed in the tumultuous political climate today.
 
He led major expansion of thoroughfares, led the effort in pulling off what many said could not be done - bringing together voters and populations long at odds, divided by race and socio-economics, across the north/south divide; and, with tremendous opposition winning by a hair, the referendum to build the American Airlines Center, Victory Park --- resulting in a domino effect of economic development, business relocations and the Dallas that many have come to love today.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:29 PM

Christian Nationalism with Amanda Tyler and Frank Schaeffer

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:29 PM
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:29 PM
From Texas to Georgia to Arizona to DC. School boards, churches, city councils, state legislatures what is going on in American government today? With politicians and policymakers? 

Why are evangelicals acting so unevangelical?
 
Christian nationalism is playing a major role in policymaking today. It's not just Republican v. Democrat. It is an insidious and perverted theo-political philosophy that is a cancer eating away at Christianity. A majority of white evangelicals are complicit and it is having a negative impact on Christianity in America.
 
For the first time, Christian nationalism has major influence on public thought and policymaking.
 
As a leader, as a voter, as an American, listen to what Amanda Tyler and Frank Schaeffer, two sought-after speakers on the topic have to say about this important topic and movement that not only presents a threat to our democracy but to Christianity itself in America.
 
Not hyperbole. Fact.

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Equally Yoked
Sunday, October 10, 2021 11:26 AM

Equally Yoked

Sunday, October 10, 2021 11:26 AM
Sunday, October 10, 2021 11:26 AM

A conversation with two power couples in Texas politics.

Jim and Chief Justice (Ret.) Carolyn Wright-Sanders, former Chief Justice, Fifth Court of Appeals of Texas.

Aaron and Honorable Erleigh Wiley, Kaufman County District Attorney.

An inspirational and informative conversation for our time.

Marriage. What it takes to be the strong spouse of powerful women always in the spotlight and the need to sacrifice so much.

Leadership. Overcoming unimaginable challenges and odds out of the eye of the public while still maintaining the professionalism and commitment demanded in high-profile positions.

The value and rewards of finding and walking in your purpose. The absolute faithfulness of God.

Public servant leadership at its finest.

Listen and come away in awe of how God really does order our steps and meet seemingly the most impossible need in the most improbable ways.

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No Fear! A Conversation with the Honorable Helen Giddings
Friday, October 1, 2021 5:19 PM

No Fear! A Conversation with the Honorable Helen Giddings

Friday, October 1, 2021 5:19 PM
Friday, October 1, 2021 5:19 PM
Helen Giddings is President of Multiplex Inc., a specialty concessions company, which she founded in 1989.  
 
Ms. Giddings served in the Texas House of Representatives for 26 years.  During her last term she served as Vice Chair of the State Affairs Committee and member of the House Appropriations, and the Calendars Committee. 
 
For three terms, she chaired the Business and Industry Committee. The Speaker of the House appointed her to the Texas Legislative Council Governing Board, the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families, and the Joint Interim Committee on Alzheimer’s Disease. 
 
She is the past Chair of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus and currently serves as Honorary Consul for South Africa.
 
With a profound interest in the arts, Ms. Giddings has served on many boards including the African American Museum, Dallas Symphony Board, Dallas Summer Musicals, Dallas Historical Society, and the Dallas Theater Center.  Her contributions led to the African American Museum naming a room in her honor and the City of Lancaster naming its Amphitheater for her.
 
Strongly committed to public service, she has served as the Board Chair of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, Vice-Chair of the Dallas Transit Board, member of the Dallas Planning Commission, State Bar Grievance Committee, and the Dallas County Grand Jury.
 
Ms. Giddings serves as Chair of Black Women Empowering Black Women, which is a committee of the Western Area of The Links, Incorporated.  Additionally, she chairs the Women’s Leadership Summit, and serves on the Methodist Health System Board.
 
Ms. Giddings has been featured in Black Enterprise and has been recognized by Ebony Magazine as one of the 100 Plus Most Influential Black Americans.
 
Public servant leadership at its finest. A trailblazer.
 
Listen and be encouraged. Never quit. Never doubt yourself. Never fear.

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How to Talk Back to the Devil
Monday, September 20, 2021 12:00 AM

How to Talk Back to the Devil

Monday, September 20, 2021 12:00 AM
Monday, September 20, 2021 12:00 AM
The Devil is his title. Satan is his name. And he is after the control tower of our life. Our mind. If he can control our mind, he will control our life.
 
As the control tower dictates what happens in the cockpit and on the runway - so does our mind dictate what happens in our life, for all of our life.
 
A pilot isn't going anywhere until he or she has been cleared by the control tower. And our life isn't going anywhere if it isn't cleared by our control tower. Our mind.
 
If the control tower is off, the entire flight will be off course and may even crash and burn. That's what the Devil wants - to take control of our mind so that he can run our life into the ground.
 
If we allow him to take control of our mind, he will take control of our life. Why? Because from the mind comes our emotions. Whatever controls the mind, controls the emotions. And emotions control atttitude.
 
Thoughts control emotions. Emotions control attitude. And our attitude toward people, places and things dictates our actions and responses to the same. And it all begins in the mind with a thought, then a series of thoughts.
 
Our thought life is what Satan wants to control. Because as we think, so we are. Whatever we think, we believe. And whatever we believe we act on. And it is our actions, not our words that ultimately define us. Satan wants to redefine you and me.
 
And he strikes our mind again and again and again until he penetrates it. Always with untrue thoughts from untrue words.
 
All of humanity fell because of a conversation. One between the serpent by the voice of Satan to Eve. There are always two voices talking to us. The voice of truth from God and the voice of deception from the Devil and his demonic forces.
 
And if we are going to be successful in combating the Devil, we'd better learn how to hold a conversation with him. Putting him in his place - unlike Eve who allowed him to usurp her place and take control over the earth which God had given to her and Adam to manage.
 
God has given us life to manage well the time, talents and resources He's given. All of which one day we will have to give an account.
 
The Devil hasn't changed. His method hasn't changed. And to defeat him, we have to know how to talk back to him with the authority we have been given by God.

Never let the Devil have the last word. If you do, it will be the last of you. This podcast teaches you how to talk back to the Devil and put him back in his rightful place - under your feet.

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