Unlabeled Leadership

040: Shonia Brown Moves People towards Victory

April 6, 2021

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives.

In Episode 40, Shonia Brown explains a decisive question that became one of her guiding principles. She then shares a leadership story that illustrates her applying the guiding principle. Next, Shonia offers advice that has become her motto.

00:00 Prologue: Shonia Is A Lifelong Learner

From technical writing to instructional design, Shonia has enabled employees to learn, develop, and perform better. Her talent has enriched not only her professional career but her personal life as well. For example, Shonia has leveraged her videography capabilities to educate people in her community.

01:09 Part 1: Be A Victor

Shonia tells a story about her manager that occurred after NCR moved from Ohio to Georgia. Her manager asked a question that became one of her guiding principles.

08:30 Part 2: Serving Others through A Homeowner’s Association

In this story about leadership, Shonia describes how an issue with a townhome builder opened an opportunity for Shonia to serve her community. She describes a linkage between her professional and personal work.

17:58 Part 3: When Together Is Better

Shonia advises us to learn more, which enables us to do more, which leads us to be more.


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Episode links

Shonia’s LinkedIn Profile

Shonia’s website: girlygeek.biz

Girlygeek.biz promotional video[00:59]

Simon Sinek’s book: Together Is Better

Peter Veruki’s book: The 250 Job Interview Questions

Gary DePaul website 

Gary's books:

  What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?

  Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership 

Background Music

You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements.

00:00 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer

00:54 Folk Acoustic Guitar by pinkzebra

08:12 Let's Go Have Fun by pinkzebra

17:40 Happy swing by Praded

20:27 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia

Lead on!

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