September

Global DE & I Summit (October 11-15)

  To all the FHamily in my social media community, I’m looking forward to making a little history with you at your first-ever Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit Oct 11-15. I’ll be sharing on two days at this internal event—Oct 12 & 13— hosting what I’m planning to be two thoughtful, reflective and actionable leadership development sessions. That means I will speak twice, and you’ll get double the…

OPERA America Launches 2021–2022 Year with New Board Leadership and Structure

I’m so pleased to be elected to an officer role on the board of OPERA America. I look forward to supporting the incoming Chair, Carol F. Henry as Co-Chair over the next few years. Carol is an esteemed philanthropist and founding trustee of the Los Angeles Opera. I’m extraordinarily proud of the work that Marc A. Scorca, CEO and Timothy O’Leary Chair Emeritus and Executive Director of Washington Opera and the Kennedy…

There really is only so much merchandising of your own work that you can do. You need to create buzz about your work, and allow influential people to carry the word about your good work in order to propel you into executive spaces. Today’s #NSCRockstarLeadership Tip of the Day provides one strategy, the echo effect, that may help you create the kind of buzz about you that matters.…

This Little Girl Was Me

Or is it? Some think if not for the grainy image, it is probably my daughter Joni and for a great reason– we look exactly alike at every age. This little girl never thought she couldn’t. She always knew she could, even when she was picked on by others. She always beat her own path and marched to the beat of her own drum. Eventually, she would have something to say,…

Scenes from D CEO’s 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Symposium

Author, speaker, and executive coach L. Michelle Smith of No Silos Communications brought the message home in her closing keynote, “Uncommon Times. Uncommon Action: 5 Ways to Break the DEI Paradigm,” at the D CEO DEI Symposium. Business leaders gathered at D CEO’s 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Symposium for a timely and necessary conversation on creating a more inclusive workplace. D CEO welcomed nearly 400 guests on Sept. 9 for its third annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion…

How do you break the paradigm on DE&I?

My guest Thursday believes the answer lies in the concept of culture and not necessarily segmentation. Ring a bell? In my last days in integrated marketing, I was applying the same principal (inclusion marketing). Leslie is now applying it to people resources in organizations. My conversation with Leslie Short Founder of The Cavu Group couldn’t have been more timely, as themes from my latest message to DE&I decision…

Transition into the new gig like the rockstar leader you are

So many of my clients have landed new gigs within the last several months, and many of them are looking for ways to look smart within their first 90 days of transitioning. It is important to be intentional and have a plan. Today’s #NSCRockstarLeadership Tip focuses on what to do while you’re still getting your footing, so you will look like the rockstar they hired you to be…

The Arc of Change: An Update on DEI Efforts at North Texas Companies

The social justice movement caused business leaders to get serious about their role in effecting change. Our report digs into what’s working—and the challenges that remain. Lisa Ong’s phone won’t stop ringing. Company execs are desperately seeking chief diversity officers and other DEI professionals, and they’re asking for her to consult and help them reach their diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. “It’s the fourth-quarter scramble,” says Ong, a…

✨THIS IS 50!✨

I have so much to be thankful for, especially YOU! I’m so blessed to know you because you are blowing up my phone this morning with sincere BDay wishes. And it actually started yesterday! Half a century is a special milestone, and I’m grateful for the acceleration and forward movement in my life, simply because I continue to bet on me and knew since the age of 4…

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