“The only person¬† you can control is yourself, and even that is a daunting task because we are a handful.” – Dr. Kareema Gray

In this episode, Corey and Sharma introduce Principle One: Manage Your Internal Environment, and talk with Dr. Kareema Gray, Department Chair and Program Director for the Bachelor of Social Work Program for the Johnson C. Smith University School of Social Work in Charlotte, NC. As a professor who studies human behavior, Dr. Gray shares the benefits of self-awareness, the importance of self-care, and her own personal journey of self-discovery and what keeps her anchored.

The Courageous Personal Leadership Podcast is a journey into the Four Principles of Courageous Personal Leadership: Manage your internal environment, Ask for what you need, Decide to take risks, and Embody your personal mission, vision, and values. Corey and Sharma Graham, founders of the Courageous Personal Leadership model and the leadership development firm, M.A.D.E. To Lead, discuss the impact the Four Principles are having in organizations, teams, and communities with leaders from various industries and sectors. Rooted in science and real-world experiences, the Four Principles of Courageous Personal Leadership offer a practical framework for those desiring to increase their influence and impact, but do not fit the mold of traditional leadership archetypes and are looking for a new perspective on what it means to demonstrate leadership. Our world is changing fast, and many of the old leadership paradigms are no longer working. The Courageous Personal Leadership Podcast is part of the community that is shifting the conversation toward new leadership paradigms and models that are more inclusive and representative of our beautifully diverse world. Follow on Instagram @CourageousPersonalLeadership and @MadeToLeadBiz, or MadeToLead.com.