Bring Your Best to 2020

“Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.”
~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The hard-fought-for holiday honoring Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is not just a day off from work or school. Dr. King, Jr. day is a time to pause, remember, and celebrate this great man’s contributions to the education and well-being of all Americans. During this time, I encourage you to assess how far we’ve come since the inhumane days of Jim Crow; evaluate our current racial, socioeconomic, and political conditions; and recommit to your best self.

Dr. King, a humble, selfless, and courageous visionary leader, stood firm on a rock of steely perseverance. He always strove to be his best. No matter how often others knocked him down or pushed him back, Dr. King got up with his best self and kept pressing on toward his goals. So, in honor of Dr. King, let’s enter 2020 with our best selves – our best leaders, best managers, best assistants, best C-suite executives, best supplier diversity champions, best MBEs!

The technical resources provided by my team and me at The Council are designed to help you get to best. We remain devoted to providing minority-owned enterprises and corporate members the support they need to be their best innovative, cost-saving and effective selves. Like Dr. King, we understand that any move forward is a win as long as it includes our best efforts. Quantum leaps, e.g., a major contract award and significant revenue increases, are marvelous, but the small and authentic steps, such as being invited to bid on a contract or partnering with other MBEs, also make huge differences when we bring our best to the table.

In commemoration of Dr. King’s birthday, let your best shine through.

Terrence Clark
President & CEO

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