Leaders

Leaders of Tomorrow: Jose Gomez

Author: Judith M. Wilson
Nov, 2017 Issue

When Jose Gomez resurrected Novato High School’s chapter of Friday Night Live (FNL), he took on a challenge—convincing local liquor storeowners to make alcohol less attractive to teenagers. Gomez, 19, was a freshman, when he discovered FNL at a school club fair. FNL’s focus on developing leaders and encouraging healthy lifestyles, impressed him, so he joined and spent time raising awareness of issues related to teenage alcohol consumption and conducting a survey to find out if stores were aware of the laws. FNL disbanded after difficulties with a transition in leadership and the coordinator’s reassignment and was dormant for a year. However, Gomez and his friend, Jack Anderson, revived it when they were juniors, recognizing that alcohol and drugs are a majort part of teenage social life, and FNL could convince young people that booze and drugs aren’t the only way to have a good time.

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Our Disingenuous Leaders

Columnist: Bob Andrews
Nov, 2017 Issue

 “Disingenuous” means sly, dishonest or insincere. These days I see examples of disingenuous political actors and actions almost everywhere I look.

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Guest Column: Meditation: Sage Principles for Leadership

Author: Lorraine Alexander
May, 2017 Issue

Leadership is not a mindset, but instead, it’s a way of being. Leadership takes a spirit that is open and flexible. Neutrality and a willingness to embrace change; this is the path to leadership. To achieve this altruistic way of being, you must place your pride aside. For many, this is easier said than done.

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May 2017 Leaders

May, 2017 Issue

Welcome to the second annual May Women Business Leaders issue—a celebration of successful and influential North Bay women. Last year, we spotlighted a number of business leaders on these pages, and the feedback from our readers was so powerful we’re devoting this section to another sampling of women, making an impact on the North Bay. We asked these business leaders to answer two of the following questions:

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Investing in the Future

Author: Cerrissa Kim
Jan, 2017 Issue

Nonprofits and businesses working together to support at-risk youth. Research shows that youth who engage in their communities are less likely to use drugs and alcohol, drop out of high school or be involved in criminal behavior. Involved youth also perform better academically and have lower rates of teen pregnancy. The North Bay is fortunate to have many outstanding organizations working to meet the needs of at-risk youth, providing tools that will help them become self-sufficient and offering them the support they need to become our next generation of leaders. 

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2016 BEST Nonprofit/Charitable Organization: Social Advocates for Youth

Author: Alexandra Russell
NBB Best Of, May, 2016

Social Advocates For Youth has been voted Best Nonprofit/Charitable Organization in the 2016 BEST Of the North Bay readers poll.

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Redefining Women's Work

Author: Judith M. Wilson
May, 2016 Issue

Misperceptions about a woman’s role in the business world still exist, but talented female executives are proving their worth and leading the way for others.                          

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Navigating the Leadership Labyrinth

Author: Dr. Susan Duvall-Dickson
May, 2016 Issue

The next generation of women—and men—in my classes seem to view the idea of having a woman boss or women in leadership as being the norm in their futures.

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January 2015 Nonprofits

Jan, 2015 Issue

North Bay nonprofits in the news

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January 2015 Volunteer

Jan, 2015 Issue

How to get involved in your community

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In this Issue

Going Solo

 The simple definition of an entrepreneur is a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risk to do so, according to the New Oxford Ameri...

Leaders of Tomorrow: Noah Block

 Noah Block knows what it’s like to feel helpless and disconnected. A victim of bullying that began when he was in fourth grade, Block, 18, developed emotional problems that left him a...

Growing Together

When companies support community service activities, everyone benefits...

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