The Leadership Chronicles

The EQ Factor

One of the cornerstone qualities of a leader in this day and age is the ability to assess and read the emotions in situations. This is known as many things in the leadership world, empathy and social awareness, but I like to use a term called “Emotional Intelligence,” which has become a generally accepted term […]

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Lead, don’t manage.

A time-old tale that has been discussed repeatedly in leadership – lies in the difference between a “manager” and a “leader.” In my humble perspective, one should always seek to be a leader. You’re probably asking, “Dennis, what is the difference?” Before sending my perspectives out into the universe, I must set up how to […]

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my first step?

Throughout my recanting of the many tales and adventures I’ve had in leadership – One of the biggest questions I’ve been asked is how I took my first step. And here it is, one of the first video blogs in the series is all about that! The hardest lesson for me at the beginning of […]

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TLC

This one is for all my Michael Jackson fans; It’s time for some TLC. (That’s Tender loving care for all my folks who have not kept their urban dictionary up to date. This is your friendly reminder from the universe to stop chasing waterfalls for a little while. Of course, the goal in leadership is […]

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Lead the way for others.

I didn’t choose to be gay or black; I just got lucky. Happy Belated #Juneteenth & #Pridemonth. Every year I celebrate the theme remains the same: “Be who you needed when you were younger”. And that’s always been key to even step I take on my adventures in leadership. That, and an amazing support system. I’ve always been #gay, #black, […]

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The long game

This one goes out to Zoltar, the fortune teller. Recently, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime when it came to my career. I was stuck between leaving a workplace well I was well celebrated, invested in, and had an amazing workplace culture. And, giving all that up to go join PlayStation – A […]

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Train had it wrong?

There’s a line in Train’s Drops of Jupiter that always hit for me and it goes like this: “Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chickenYour best friend always sticking up for youEven when I know you’re wrong?” Now, if I know anything, it’s I love chicken. It’s one of my food groups right next […]

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Who I am?

One of the biggest questions I always struggle to answer is who I am? Professionally and in a community sense. Well, here is how I describe myself to all my leaders. I hope you don’t mind if I talk about myself in the third person! I find it much easier that way. Dennis Green is […]

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The biscuit

One of my favorite mottos says, “you gotta risk it to get the biscuit,” and the simple fact of the matter is, that not everyone gets the biscuit. Whether it’s your mindset, your loyal, or your need to stay comfortable, there will always be something that stops you from leading with your best foot forward. […]

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Torchbearer

I never believed in luck, which is ironic for someone who grew up in Las Vegas. Having a felon for a father and being raised by a single mother had its conflicting way of playing out in the grand scheme of things. I am the eldest boy of 19 siblings, so responsibility is something I […]

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Opportunity Cost analysis

Opportunity Cost Theory: Opportunity cost is an economics term that refers to the value of what you have to give up to choose something else. In a nutshell, it’s a value of the road not taken.  There are two things I know for sure about leadership. One is that your leadership moments, where you truly shine, don’t […]

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Behind the MASK

Not even going to lie – I love being a superhero, and my favorite moment to come through for anyone in my life is the clutch. And it’s addicting and majorly exhausting. So, in the grand scheme of life, I hope that all my leaders take the opportunity to take a breather. So let’s do […]

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The borg & Diversity

In Star Trek, a group of cybernetic humanoids known as the Borg exists. Their ultimate goal was to attain ‘perfection’ through the forcible assimilation of diverse sentient species, technologies, and knowledge that would be added and absorbed into the hive mind, translating into a stronger, more flawless group of leaders. Now, I do appreciate the […]

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On edge of the galaxy

All right y’all – Time to get nerdy! Leaders are not afraid of success; we’re scared of failure. And that’s always been the way of things.  There are few things we understand in the great unknown and vast edges of space. And the critical part of understanding that, especially as it comes to leadership, is […]

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Protect your brand.

At the core of your being is a treasure full of potential that holds power to influence the masses, promote the quality of life in your community, and even change the world – And people want that.  The Eurythmics were not lying when they said, “Some of them want to use you” most relationships are […]

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Throw glitter, not shade.

Leadership plays a role in many venues, but one I haven’t touched on quite yet is my profession. My current profession is human resources, and it’s become my passion. Among the many lessons I’ve learned in my journey is that we play a part in culture; everyone assumes that it’s usually up to HR or […]

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The Little Things – Part 2

The bedrock trait of all leadership that I advocate leaders develop sooner rather than later is becoming Independent. And protect that independence. Because in the grand scheme of things, there will be pushes and pulls from others who want some part of your image for themselves. So how do you start promoting the development of […]

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The Little Things.

In all my leadership, I’ve gotten the chance to invest in and promote the growth of leaders. Would you be surprised if I told you one of the most notable leaders is only 11? (Yea, they start young nowadays). World meet Alex – One of the most mature, introverted, wicked, witty, and best leaders I […]

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Let me fail.

It’s easy to get caught in a mindset of moving a thousand miles per hour as a leader and then expect other leaders to keep up with you. But this is not the way my Kings, Queen, and Royalty – I urge everyone to have patience. You have to remember that every leader starts on […]

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