Hard work and solid ethics may be old-fashioned…but they’re indispensable to success in life. Succeeding While Black draws attention to and provides solutions for many of the issues facing African-Americans. Many young African-American men will find themselves in prison, in gangs, and on the streets without opportunities to succeed. African-American children still trail behind other ethnicities in almost every academic statistical category in America. By sharing his own story and personal struggles, author Matt Drayton debunks the myth of a challenging early life inevitably resulting in failure, and candidly shares his journey of changed focus and better decisions. Drawing on a lifetime of mentoring and leadership, Matt provides the building blocks to success—from appearance to attitude—in an accessible voice that will appeal to all readers. If you are working with African-American youth, this book is a must-have.
Being a great leader is not easy for anyone, and for African Americans, it can be even more challenging. Matthew R. Drayton tackles this timely subject in his new book, Leading While Black: Leadership Strategies and Lessons for Today's Black Professional. The book has been published by Outskirts Press—the fastest-growing, full-service self-publishing and book marketing company.
Leading While Black draws attention to and provides solutions for African Americans who are in leadership positions, and those who aspire to be. From Martin Luther King Jr to Barack Obama, Black leaders have faced leadership challenges and obstacles other ethnicities do not. While many strides have been made regarding equality and opportunities, Black leaders still face a huge array of new and old challenges from negative perceptions, stereotypes and a lack of support in the workplace and society. By sharing lessons learned from his exemplary military and corporate careers, Matt Drayton addresses many of the new tests Black leaders face. He focuses on new leadership challenges from technology to social media to inspiring young professionals. The strategies and lessons can be applied by anyone, and the book is an excellent resource for all current and future leaders