November

📕It’s #NoThanks FREE GEAR FRIDAY! 📕

I’m gifting THREE free #nothanks protective masks today only for three random folks who go to nothanksbook.com and buy a paperback of No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself. Say #NoThanks to community spread while you make a statement about leadership and inclusion. These breathable, comfortable, protective masks will make a fashion statement while you keep yourself, colleagues and sisterfriends safe. I love the stretchiness of them. Get the signed, paperback…

How to break it to the fam: You’re not coming to T-Day Dinner (NBC DFW)

(photo courtesy: Debra Hunter Johnson) The pandemic has spiked in many states. The CDC is issuing warnings about holiday gatherings.  That’s all fine,  it then it hits you: you have to break it to your family that you won’t be coming. Afraid to face off with your mother or that demanding uncle? Today, I recorded an interview on NBC DFW on how to break that  news to family.…

Exec. Coach L. Michelle Smith on Navigating Corporate Environments | The Network Journal

In a piece from Harvard Business Review, Zuhairah Washington and Lauren Morgan say that “women of color don’t need to be told to “lean in.” Research shows that the vast majority of them have confidence and ambition, determination and desire.” Stated in the article’s title, women of color simply “get less support at work.” This concept is not lost on executive coach, author and speaker L. Michelle Smith.…

Engage the 80:20 Rule for Employee Advocacy

  Filling your #Linkedin timeline with “corporate rah rah?” …and that’s a good look for whom, again, Sis? It’s time to do better. Your #nscrockstarleadership tip of the day is to leverage the 80:20 rule for employee advocacy, because it really is a win-win for you and your company. Over rotate, and you’ve just squandered your social media real estate…and for companies that have a far bigger marketing budget than you do.…

Privilege: what’s in it for those who aren’t?

What is the opportunity for outsiders in privilege? This conversation between America’s Psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere and myself unpacks a very nuanced view on privilege which can unlock a new mindset for Women of Color battling bias on their way to executive leadership. Here is one of the many gems jammed pack in my book No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself about how to…

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