Jan 23

My Dream

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Following this week’s national holiday in honor of the Rev. D. Martin Luther King, Jr., I am living my “dream” that has produced lots of fruit, fulfillment and service to others. This is the life that Dr. King lived as well.

Last evening, my god friend and fellow author interviewed my on her TV show “Writer’s Haven” that is aired on 23 channels. At the core of my interview was my thankfulness for the many blessings and the opportunity to write and inspire others. It’s been an honor to be on this journey.

As you travel life’s road, be mindful of the needs of others. They need and require your gifts. When you do, you will live fulfilled life that is joyful, happy and endearing.


Jan 09

Why Follow?

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Uncategorized

One of the many leadership nuggets that I have learned from my mentor is the importance of influence and our followers as we lead.

This week, I am training federal government mid-level employees about leadership that are not impacted by the partial government shutdown. While they are not managers, by title/position, they are leaders although they do not know it yet. I am eager to share with them that they are indeed leaders and can get colleagues and staff to follow the based upon their example, work ethic and character.

Remember, it’s not about the position or title, it’s about your ethical behavior and unwavering character that will attract followers.


Jan 02

Happy New Year 2019!!

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Uncategorized

We begin another new year together and I am super excited about the possibilities!

Less than one year ago, I started a leadership development business – The Johnson Leadership Group – with a specific focus on training and coaching the front-line, mid-level and senior-level employees of the federal government, corporations, non-profits as well as churches. The need is tremendous and I am available..

In parallel, I continue to be active in the publishing industry through my writing journey as I convert my current series of books to audio format and begin writing a new series of 5 books on the topic of ‘leadership.’

I urge you to please write down your goals and begin to execute. You cannot finish until you first START. Happy New Year.

Dec 19

Wash, Rinse, Repeat

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Uncategorized

When we do a great job and give our best efforts to excel, our clients call us back for a repeat performance.

My latest example is the work that I recently completed for a national men’s conference in Florida over the Labor Day weekend. At this conference, I was entrusted to facilitate a 90-minute leadership development training workshop followed by executive coaching. Well to everyone’s surprise, we had a standing room only crowd at the workshop and a waiting list for 30-minute sessions for executive coaching. All reviews were favorable.

Black Enterprise called me on last week to begin discussions for the 2019 conference and how we can make it bigger and better. In 2018, I was not paid as this was our first time working together, however, in 2019, I will be compensated on my terms. All it took was to do great work and leave a lasting impression. Also, from that experience, I will potentially earn the business of a prominent group of leaders in North Carolina for a job well done.

So….as we prepare for your next assignment, remember to wash, rinse and repeat in order to sustain your presence in the marketplace. Leave a favorable impression and make a difference. It works!!


Dec 12

The Season – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

‘Tis the season to reflect and restore. We have all been moving at light speed with our business transactions, networking, engaging others and meeting various deadlines. To this end, we tend to be a bit fatigued as the end of the year approaches.

So…I encourage us all to take a step back, unwind and begin a period of relaxing and reflecting. It will recharge your batteries and set the tone for a successful 2019 and beyond. After all, your laser focus on what’s to come is the perfect set-up for great things that will happen.


Dec 05

Unity – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Today, our nation pays respect and honor to our 41st President of these United States. President Bush’s life will be replayed as we come together, with his extended family, to honor his life, his work, and his dedication to our country in his varied positions of responsibility.

What’s ironic about death is that it brings people together, albeit for a brief moment in time, as a sign of unity, togetherness & oneness. There is power in unity!! We set our differences (perceived and real) to the side, shake hands, hug each other, say “I love you,” and even shed a tear together. Death commemorates a certain closure to an era and its significance is endearing and long lasting.

So today, as we watch our former President’s funeral procession, honor his legacy, remember his leadership and reflect upon his service – both military and as a government civil servant – I ask that you also take the time to put aside differences and come together with your fellow U.S. citizens, take time to reflect upon this great life that the Lord has granted to us and be thankful that the 41st President crossed our paths. Even if you disagree with some of his policies and his leadership, he is a child of God. His family extended their hand to the 45th President with an invitation despite the past unkind rhetoric that was directed toward the Bush family during the recent presidential campaign.

Use today to reflect, celebrate, honor and promote unity. In doing so, we will honor the Lord through our actions.


Nov 21

Thankful – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day with family and friends, I urge you to take time to be thankful for everything that you have – joy, happiness, material possessions, the ability to earn income, family, friends, a home and peace.

We live in a great country and we can freely express our faith in God. Be sure to remember these blessings


Nov 14

Vision – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Vision is the ability to “see” far ahead of others through faith, drive, grit, tenacity and perseverance.

To this end, visionaries are ‘trend setters’ in that they can “see” an outcome to their goals, dreams and aspirations. Then, they act on what they can see. This is the difference between success (where opportunity meets preparation) and falling short (missing the mark).

I encourage you today to visualize the outcome of what you are aiming for. This is vision. Then, construct a solid plan of action in writing, that is measurable, and place it in your office to see each and every day. This is keep you motivated!

As you live your dreams, you realize your aspirations and exercise the steps toward your goals. I ma living mine….as CEO of The Johnson Leadership Group, in only 7 months, I have earned 5 subcontracts and 8 prime contracts to teach leadership training across the federal government, churches and corporations. This does not just “happen.” I have a plan and vision – and putting them to work!!

You can too!! Do it!