Reuel Barksdale is an established organizational development specialist with over twenty years of corporate experience. As an Assistant Vice President of a Fortune 500 corporation, he had direct responsibility for the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of organizational development strategies and activities. Mr. Barksdale was responsible for functional and operational responsibilities at regional and corporate levels for managing Human Resources, organizational development, and training in areas of sales and marketing, management and diversity.
Mr. Barksdale is currently a tenured full professor in the Business Programs Department at Columbus State Community College where he teaches Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, Business Management and Interpersonal Skills Management. He is also Coordinator of the Human Resources Development Degree and Certificate Programs. Mr. Barksdale has served as an adjunct professor at Ohio Dominican University and Franklin University and has been a guest lecturer at Otterbein College and The Ohio State University Todd A. Bell National Resources Center on the African American Male.
As a motivational speaker and organizational development consultant, Mr. Barksdale has addressed audiences across the country on the topics of change management, diversity management, strategic planning, leadership, and employee development.
Reuel Barksdale received his Bachelor of Science degree from Franklin University, and a Master of Science in Administration degree from Central Michigan University. With the exception of his dissertation, Mr. Barksdale finished the coursework necessary for his Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Ohio University.
Lessons Beneath the Mask
by Reuel Barksdale
What do a little Iranian girl with a dream, a white boy from Detroit on his way to alcoholism, a black boy from the inner-city, and a church girl suffering from sexual abuse have in common? They all wear a mask that hides their pain, and yet God had a plan for each of them.
Each of us has a story that others may never know. It is that part of our reality that we keep hidden.
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