Donna Marie Johnson
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About Donna Marie Johnson
Donna Marie Johnson provides leadership development and business consulting services nationally to leaders who feel a resonance with the messages she shares. She has been serving entrepreneurs — mostly women leaders in the Atlanta Metro region — since 1996. After learning about the benefits of having a more formalized business structure beyond just consultant or sole proprietor, she filed articles of incorporation and created the parent company,
Ggene S.I.S., LLC. Donna knows that she is called to equip entrepreneurs to be blessings, creating a ripple effect that reaches all families of the world.
“I’ll make you a great nation and bless you. I’ll make you famous; you’ll be a blessing… All the families of the Earth will be blessed through you.”
~ Genesis 12:2-3 (MSG)
My personality type is that of a “compassionate counselor”. I have great empathy for small business owners.
I know the…
*feeling “a fraud”
*belittled & overlooked
*patted on the back and applauded but not sponsored for true monetary elevation
*fear of failing my team (and actually failing them, unfortunately, which is why I am an MBA candidate now)
Despite it all, I have continued to learn and continue to work to build my business in a sustainable way. My goal is to ensure that I am able to keep moving forward with helping other leaders despite the challenges I am constantly facing in both personal life and in business life.
I know that I am creating a ripple effect on lives and businesses, and, as a result, maybe some of your lives and businesses will continue the ripple in a more empowered way now, too.
I am not just writing to give you information, but also to inspire you. All of the small business clients that I have consulted with over the years needed more than half of what I do for them in the form of inspiration alongside the practical services I have been providing.
Being an entrepreneur is hard, and we have to keep each other encouraged because if we don’t do it, who will?
Please watch my videos (shorter excerpt or longer version) to learn more about what I am discussing in the book [4 Basic Areas for Better Small Business Leadership: How Conscious Selfless Servants Impact the World] regarding organizational identity and organizational culture development for small businesses.
Also, please follow my goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/leadlikeaqueen
Titles By Donna Marie Johnson
According to Littlejohn & Foss (2017), the culture of the organization is actually the organization itself (p. 316). It follows that, as Hatch & Schultz (2002) hypothesized: organizational identity can also be seen as analogous to individual identity with analogous social impact (p. 989). One important question to answer is: what is the organizational value of a cultural approach to managing from a servant leadership perspective? Peer-reviewed literature shows that businesses and organizations improve their competitive position, for hiring and within the marketplace, by intentionally and skillfully developing their organizational culture with an authentic, consistently implemented mission statement that goes beyond just aspirational and inspirational tenets and incorporates selfless service by all levels within the organization, starting with top management.