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“Start where you are, with what you have.  Make something of it and never be satisfied.”
– George Washington Carver

Leading Change in an Ever-Changing Environment

Johnathan S. Hill

Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic, recent tragedies involving African-Americans and law enforcement and the word-wide response to both of these events has presented individuals, organizations, institutions, businesses, schools, and churches with an opportunity to explore and approach leadership in news ways. 

 Over the past few months, leaders have found themselves attempting to lead in an ever-changing environment. The current events have adapted how we convene, communicate, and process our thoughts and actions. While we have found technical solutions to convening and communicating (virtual meetings, increase communication via email and social media). However, what does it look like to lead adaptatively in our current environment? Adaptative leadership is defined as mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges and thrive. How do we mobilize people during a season where we are being encouraged to be physically distant as a result of COVID-19, while having to address one of the most important issues in our nation and communities, institutional racism? 

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Johnathan S. Hill
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Johnathan Hill is a  graduate of Capitol High School and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from The Southern University A&M College, a Masters of Arts in Ministry from Luther Rice College & Seminary and is pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. He is very active in his community by participating in a vast number of community organizations and serving on various boards. 

Currently, he is a Project Manager with Franklin Associates Strategic Consultants.


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