• HE Is Right. WE Are Right. YOU Are Wrong, Period.
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    By Tim Carthon (Blog #43: Greek Life, Race Relations, Sports)


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    There comes a time in a person’s life where they’ve had enough.  Whether it’s being financially unstable or being in an unstable and unhealthy relationship, it’s a point that one reaches where a fork in the road comes and they take the road marked ‘Exit.’

    Colin Kaepernick finally reached his fork in the road.

    If you didn’t know who Colin Kaepernick was, you probably do now.  He’s a member of Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Inc.; one of the 5 historically Black Greek-letter fraternities within the National Pan-Hellenic Council, and a professional athlete who plays for a team within one of the four primary sports leagues in America: The NFL®.

    This league is so gargantuan in America that its flagship championship game is the 4th largest sporting event ever watched in world history.  The National Football League, the league’s official name, has so much power and wealth that it even fought off facts of what 200 lb – 400 lb men colliding with one another at great speeds and with devastating force did and does to its players, particular their brains.  They even made a movie about it.

    The NFL®, in essence, did the same thing that the tobacco industry did when it came to what tobacco did and does to its customers(CLICK HERE to Read More…).


    * The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Greek All-Star™ Awards™.






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  • What Happens When Leadership Needs Help?
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    By Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th (Blog #6: Greek Life)


    What Happens When Leadership Needs Help


    Many members of a Greek-letter organization have no idea what the Executive Board of their fraternity/sorority goes through.  They are required to attend the meetings that their general membership may or may not attend.  They are responsible for disseminating information from headquarters to their chapters.

    The Executive Board has to work tirelessly to make sure that by-laws are followed, programs are implemented, encourage and inspire membership and at the same time, hear some members call to complain or whine about trivial things.  However, what happens when leadership needs help?

    If a member has NEVER been in any type of leadership role, that person has NO idea what their leader faces.  Unfortunately, to make matters worse, the news reports in the media about…(CLICK HERE to Read More…)

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    Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th.

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    Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th, Writer
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    * The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Greek All-Star™ Awards™.






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  • Training Up the Next Generation: Alumni Giving Back.
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    By Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th (Blog #5: Greek Life)


    Training Up the Next Generation: Alumni Giving Back.


    Many times, when a college student graduates, they NEVER look back.  They don’t go back to visit their former professors, they don’t go back to visit their friends, they don’t go to Homecoming.  They just don’t go back at all!  Time passes.  Five years, ten years, twenty years, and still some alum simply do not go back.

    Why not?

    Many reasons are given such as, “I had a bad experience” or “I live too far from my Alma Mater” or “I have no desire to do so”.  We get that.  Life is different and full of new challenges.  You are in a different place.  You now have a career, a family and you are making a name for yourself.

    But wait – what about the undergrads that are now at your former collegiate institution?

    Graduate, don’t you know that the degree that you earned from you former university has positioned you to be a role model?  According to Wikipedia, the phrase “role model” is defined…(CLICK HERE to Read More…)

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    Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th.

    Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th.

    Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th, Writer
    Member of Zeta Phi Beta® Sorority, Inc.

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    * The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Greek All-Star™ Awards™.






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  • The GLO Leaderboard
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    By Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th (Blog #3: Greek Life)


    The GLO Leaderboard


    If you are a sports fan, you know that there is always a leaderboard.  For example, in football, there is a ‘leaderboard” on NFL.com that shows the rank and statistics of each team. In bowling and golf, the leaderboard shows the rank, scores and stats of each person.  The objective of the leaderboard is to show everyone who the leaders are and how they are doing.

    Many competitors like watching the leaderboard for various reasons.  Some watch it so they know who to beat.  Some watch it for inspiration.  Others watch it for research.  Whatever the reason, the leaderboard is visible to all who want to see it.

    So, the question of the day is this.  How does your chapter rank on the leaderboard?  How are your stats?  Better yet…DOES YOUR CHAPTER HAVE A LEADERBOARD?  If a future member looked at your chapter’s leaderboard will they…(CLICK HERE to Read More…)

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    Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th.

    Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th.

    Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th, Writer
    Member of Zeta Phi Beta® Sorority, Inc.

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    * The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Greek All-Star™ Awards™.






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  • The Duplicable Leader
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    By Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th (Blog #2: Greek Life)


    The Duplicable Leader


    According to the Free Dictionary, the word, “duplicable” is defined as “identically copied from an original”.  A leader must be one that has “mini-mes” in their organization.  No, not robots or clones but people with their energy, their style.  The organization should be a direct reflection of its leader.

    If the leader is energetic and charismatic, then 9 times out of 10 the organization will be energetic and charismatic.  If the leader is sad and tired, then the organization will reflect the same.  The leader duplicates themselves by setting the tone of the organization through their leadership style.

    A wise leader also duplicates themselves on an individual level.  They’re forward thinking in knowing that they will not always be in that role. Someday, someone else must takeover the reins.  However, many organizations either have leaders who are past their prime in their roles because no one is poised to replace them or that leader has not invested time to groom a replacement.

    Many people ask, “How do I know who to groom to be a leader?  Better yet, who do I groom to be my replacement?”  Good questions.  In order to identify the leaders, YOU as the leader must…(CLICK HERE to Read More…)

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    Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th.

    Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th.

    Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th, Writer
    Member of Zeta Phi Beta® Sorority, Inc.

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  • The Toxicity of An Antiquated Mindset
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    By Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th (Blog #1: Greek Life)


    The Toxicity of An Antiquated Mindset


    According to the Pew Research Center, 89% of 18-29 year-olds and 82% of 30-49 year-olds use social networking sites.  However, the usage percentage among older adults decreases dramatically.  There are some that proclaim they will never use social media, it’s a passing phase, and they like things the way there are.  What those people don’t realize is that social media is here to stay and is vital to our very economy.

    According to the Social Media Marketing Industry Report, “business owners and sole proprietors Social Media Examiner surveyed use social media marketing; of those, 92 percent agree or strongly agree that it’s important for their businesses.”  Social media is now used to announce weddings and funerals, give words of encouragement, and promoting business.

    This form of electronic communication has replaced the ways we communicate which makes it increasingly difficult to be ‘in the know’ without it.  Yes, social media has made networking, training, balancing a budget, and everyday life a little easier. Wouldn’t you agree?

    So, I have a question for you.  If you can embrace this new way to communicate and will ridicule anyone else that does not do the same, then…(CLICK HERE to Read More…)

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    Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th.

    Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th.

    Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th, Writer
    Member of Zeta Phi Beta® Sorority, Inc.

    Lisa M. Bryant’s Official Blog
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  • GASA Launches New ‘Bait-and-Switch’ Greek-Life Product
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    CLEVELAND, OH – December 28, 2015 – The Greek All-Star™ Awards™ today announced its launch of the 2016 Greek-Life Calendar Contest.  The contest allows eligible Greek-letter organization members to enter formal photos of both themselves individually and of them with a group of their fellow Greek-letter organization members for possible selection as Calendar Models for the Official 2016 National Greek Awards™ Greek-Life Calendar.

    The launch of this Greek-Life Calendar Contest today serves several purposes, one of the primary ones being to help shed a more positive light on Greek-letter organization members and the Greek-Life community as a whole,” said Tim Carthon, GASA Executive Director and a member of two Greek-letter organizations, “With the negative hits Greek-Life has taken in recent years, we’re attempting to find new ways to be a sea of positivity to that pool of negativity.  On the surface, this calendar just looks like a great product.  However, underneath the surface, it’s programming positive images into the minds of individuals who don’t yet fully understand the importance of Greek-Life and what it positively does for communities worldwide.

    This isn’t the first time Carthon and his company have attempted to positively change a community and the perception many have of it.  In September, he hosted his first SBI Workshop™; a business infrastructure workshop specifically designed to help aspiring inner-city entrepreneurs by guiding them from the concept to development stage of their startup business, right within the workshop.  He negotiated a title sponsorship from Fiverr® International; an online marketplace that offers creative and professional services starting at $5, and is currently in talks with them to potentially expand his exclusive startup business infrastructure workshop through a long-term sponsorship contract.

    GASA 2016 Greek-Life Calendar Contest entries can be submitted online through the official #GreekLifeCalendarContest page (GreekAllStarContests.com) or to the official email address (Contests@GreekAllStars.com).  You can see detailed photo submission instructions and contest rules now at GreekAllStarContests.com.

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    About the Greek All-Star™ Awards™

    The National Greek All-Star™ Awards™ is the national standard for the highest levels of individual academic excellence, community service involvement, team performance, and career achievement within the Greek Fraternity and Sorority world.  Handpicked by the members of the Hall of Greeks™ Awards Academy™ and members of the Greek fraternity and sorority world abroad, this All-Star-studded red-carpet awards event showcases yearly “The All-Stars of Greek Fraternities and Sororities™.”  READ MORE…

    The Greek All-Star™ Awards™, also known as the National Greek Awards™ and the National Greek Fraternity and Sorority Awards®, is a privately held subsidiary of Carthon Choreography™ headquartered in Ohio.


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  • The Eerie Similarities Between ‘Greeks’ and Police
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    By Tim Carthon (Blog #17: Greek Fraternities and Sororities/Greek Life)



    As I watch the posts being placed on my company’s social media pages, I began to notice something.  At first I thought it was just a fluke, but then I began noticing the repetitiveness of it; a repetitiveness that sparked me to look into it in more depth in order to quench the thirst of my suspicions.  As I dived into the Sherlock Holmes-ess realm of mystery, I was met with the shocking, utterly terrifying truth:

    Divine 9 Greek-letter organizations don’t really like ‘liking’ other organizations’ pics.

    Ok, so it’s not shocking and utterly terrifying, but it does, based on the evidence, look like the distasteful truth.

    Frequently the National Greek All-Star™ Awards™, or GASA, posts what we call “TODAY’S FEATURED #GREEK.”  We find or are sent photos that are either formal or community service-based in nature and decide if the photos are a good visual representation of Greek-letter organization members and different aspects of their greatness.  Once we determine so, we(CLICK HERE to Read More…).


    * The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Greek All-Star™ Awards™.

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