Author: Dawn Mason

Candid Q&A With Ron Busby, President & CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.

Robert K. Greenleaf, founder of the modern servant-leadership movement, defined a servant-leader primarily as one who focuses on “the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong.” Ron Busby fits that definition. With a focus on empowerment, Busby is a visionary with an innate desire to serve his community, develop the expertise of others and improve the performance of businesses for socio-economic sustainability. Referred to as one of the most successful CEOs in America, Busby answered the call in 2009 to take the helm of the U.S. Black Chambers. As president and CEO of the...

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We Want to Keep the Romance Alive, Sure—But How?

What did you think of when you heard the word “romance” before getting married? Ladies, did you immediately imagine yourself in a horse drawn carriage with a flawless version of the love of your life? Was he holding a bouquet of fragrant long-stem roses in one hand and an upgrade to your already-upgraded ring in the other? Was he singing your favorite love song—in perfect tune—with the fireworks lighting up a moonlit sky? Fellas, did the word “romance” transform you into a superhero? Did you carry your damsel-in-distress to a love nest, then to a one-way trip to that...

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The Power of Keeping the Love Tanks Full

My falling in love with William was an inevitable consequence of his selflessness. Within the first month of meeting, we found ourselves on weekly dates and nightly phone calls, due primarily to his efforts. He lived two cities away and, no matter the time of day, fighting traffic was an undefeatable certainty. But regardless of his stress level or magnitude of road rage, he took on this challenge and never once missed a date.   His actions consistently proved his commitment to spending time with me and I was sold. Though his faith, intellect, humor and good looks won...

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