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A Family Affair

Larry Papasan has been a NEXUS mentor seven times and has impacted seven proteges in many, different ways. He is the recipient of the Sandy Willson Outstanding NEXUS Mentor award and has been an ongoing advocate and supporter for NEXUS. Several years ago, Larry suggested that the NEXUS class read the book “THE ONE THING”, …

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Live In The Day-NEXUS Lunch Series with Rex Jones

“Foundations are the quiet driver that is making a difference to make our city better.” -Rex JonesNEXUS recently hosted one of our Lunch Series events. NEXUS Alumnus Rex Jones, President of the Christian Community Foundation was the speaker. The event offered the opportunity for members of the NEXUS Network to connect with current participants and …

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Five Leadership Lessons from a 525 Mile Bike Ride

NEXUS Class of 2019 Mentor Bob Willunsem recently wrote a post about leadership through his experience. “Five Leadership Lessons from a 525 Mile Bike Ride” provides some though-provoking content. Take a few minutes and READ HERE .

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2017-2018 Year Review

A YEAR IN REVIEW As I reflect over the past year, I am confident in saying I have the best job ever! I have the opportunity to meet so many leaders, both young and experienced, in different areas of our community, including business, non-profit, entrepreneurship, education, and religion. In addition to working with the dynamic …

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Message from NEXUS Board Chair

May 2018 This year NEXUS is celebrating 15 years! I am proud to say I have been involved in NEXUS most of those years as a Mentor, volunteer, Program Committee member, and Board member. The NEXUS experience is so unique and I learn something each time I am around members of the NEXUS Network. As …

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The Math of Leadership Development

NEXUS was recently featured in a Second Presbyterian Church’s publication. The article shares about NEXUS and gives perspectives from a Mentor and Protégé point of view. Second Presbyterian Church is a founding partner of NEXUS and remains a supporter. To read the article CLICK HERE.

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Jason Wexler Speaking on Planning

“Memphis provides you the access to people and gives you the opportunity to be impactful.” -Jason Wexler Jason Wexler, President of Business Operations for the Memphis Grizzlies was the speaker at the NEXUS October session. Jason is an innovative and authentic leader who shared his thoughts on “Planning as a Leader.” A few points that …

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A Conversation About Race and Leading Through Change

“Crossover and intentionally get to know other people.” -Jose Velazquez“I don’t look at diversity and inclusion as a thing but what I do.” -Terri Freeman At the November session we had a conversation about “Leading Through Change-Diversity and Inclusion in Memphis”. Terri Lee Freeman, President, National Civil Rights Museum; Jose Velazquez, Co-Founder & Managing Member …

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Building with Mauricio Calvo

Mauricio Calvo, Director of Latino Memphis spoke to the NEXUS Class of 2018 in February on the topic of “Building as a Leader”. He shared 12 things he believes it takes to build a leader: 1. show up 2. know yourself and your strengths 3. learn the art of negotiation and compromise 4. have a …

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Rob Carter Talks About Dreaming

“Can I dream to be the best? Do I have the courage to dream?” -Rob CarterRob Carter is a exceptional leader and presenter. We have hosted him at NEXUS several times and his presentation at the December session was the most impactful that I have heard. Rob Carter, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer …

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