I read a quotation that you cannot control what happened in the past, but you can control the future. I would say at the very least you can planfor the future. What happens in the past is over. As Willie Jolley said, use your past as a place of reference, not a place of residence. […]
About Dr. Omekongo Dibinga
Dr. Omékongo Dibinga is a motivational speaker, TV talk show host, trilingual poet, rapper, and professor of Crosscultural Communication at American University. His writings and performances have appeared in O Magazine, as well as on TV and radio from CNN and TEDx to The BBC and NPR. He’s written songs for major motion pictures and organizations such as NASA. He has spoken before the United Nations and partners with the State Department to conduct leadership trainings overseas. He has shared his work in 25 countries. Omékongo provides leadership, and diversity & inclusion consulting for organizations. For more, please visit www.upstanderinternational.com.
Entries by Dr. Omekongo Dibinga
Let’s talk about that diet family! Some people say, you are what you eat or you eat what you are. Look, track star Carl Lewis said you cannot outrun your diet. You have to remember that we can work out and do all the things that want to do in terms of getting in shape, […]
According to the American Institute of Stress (AIS), “job stress is far and away the major source of stress for American adults and…it has escalated progressively over the past few decades.” Despite all of the technological advances that were supposed to make life and work easier, we as a society find ourselves more burnt out […]
You can listen and download the song for free here: We’re the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow Tired of the deaths, funerals, and sorrow We’re takin’ a stand so you understand We’re marchin for our lives and the future of our land Time to march for our lives time to march for […]
Motivational speakers are supposed to be objective. We are supposed to speak about how there is always a window opening when a door closes. We are supposed to speak matter-of-factly that life doesn’t care about our excuses, only our results. We are expected to be apolitical and focus on the […]
The chosen few are the few who chose To step up and open doors tightly closed So you call yourself a leader, but what does that mean? Getting green, turning green, badly running your team? Sadly killing the dreams of a hopeful teen? Madly willing your ideas, not even listening? Does it mean you celebrate […]
“Leadership ain’t for the lame, don’t take it in vain Time to rethink your position, understand why you came.” These are two lines from a poem on leadership that I often recite when I speak around the world to student leaders. I share this line to underscore two points. The first point is that leadership […]
This article appears in The Huffington Post, where I am a contributor: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-is-losing-but-were-not-winningyet_us_59ca9a9ae4b0e02ffdb77f37
This article appears in The Huffington Post, where I am a contributor: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tv-show-arrow-has-every-right-to-discuss-blacklivesmatter_us_59babf92e4b02c642e4a14a7
This article appears in The Huffington Post, where I am a contributor: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-the-racist-president-made-in-america_us_59960b5de4b033e0fbdec27a
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