L. Michelle Smith

How do you activate your tribe?

It’s one thing to assemble your tribe. It’s quite another to activate them on your behalf. How do you do that? Today’s #NSCRockstarleadership Tip of the Day shares one way: develop an innovative platform that will excite and inspire them to get behind you. This accomplishes a at least five things that will benefit your forward motion to executive leadership: 1) Getting behind your inspiring platform signals that…

It’s Virtual.  It’s Monthly. It’s all about your next.

If you are looking for a way to take your leadership vision to an actionable plan, I have something for you. NSC eLearning has upgraded its monthly membership subscriptions, and as always, no contract is required. You won’t even receive invoices. This new package upgrades the Premium subscription. but with more coaching time over the course of the year or indefinitely if you so choose. You will receive:…

Who’s In Charge?

“I was going to, but I keep being blindsided by all these meetings!” You may said this yourself. You know, you tried to carve out some white space…that crucial time that you set aside just to think, meditate, strategize, re-center or plan your leadership journey…but the people swirling around you seem to sabotage it. Guess what…you have far more control than you think. Set boundariesActively communicate your availability…

A bad apple in your basket?

Some lessons in life are also lessons in business. Guard access to yourself. Not everyone has your best interest in mind. Motive matters, and not everyone is transparent about theirs. 🔥Ask yourself: what’s their why?🔥Watch to see if their actions align with their words.🔥Notice who doesn’t cheer when you have wins.🔥Accept that some people will see your sharing wins as boasting because they don’t take time to really…

NSC Reveals Cover Art for No Thanks for Girls

Just in time for back to school, my daughter Joni’s debut children’s book, No Thanks for Girls:7 Ways to Say I’m Beautiful, Strong and Enough is set to release Aug 22, 2021. It’s the company’s first children’s book published to date! Inspired by my book, No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself, this colorfully-illustrated book is perfect for kids ages 6-10. It’s a lesson in…

Thrive Global compares No Thanks premise to Microsoft CEO’s thinking

Clearly, when a journalist compares your thinking to that of the CEO of Microsoft, you’re probably on to something! Thank you Thrive Global, for likely the most thoughtful piece on my book #NoThanks yet. Indeed… solve for Black women…solve for everyone. “L. Michelle Smith, an author, professional speaker and a certified executive & business coach, sat down with me a few weeks ago to speak specifically about the…

Are you undercutting your credibility?

You’re finally getting called on to do the “sexy stuff.” You know, you’re beginning to get a bit of the exposure that most experts say will propel your career because your personal brand is finally being amplified. Let me tell you, these grand gestures can be like a drug, if you allow them to be. They will lead you to believe that you are finally being accepted, included…

DALLAS BOOK SIGNING: Pan African-Connection Bookstore

SAVE THE DATE! The world has opened up a bit, so I’m coming out to to bookstores in select cities to participate in meet & greets, signings and sometimes fireside chats with friends that you may know in the news media. We are planning a big homecoming in Dallas…all the way down to the zip code where I grew up! Mask up, and join me at the Pan-African…

LeadHERship Global Podcast: How to uncover your value as a woman leader

We’ve all been told over and over again that, as women, we need to know their value. But how do you actually go about doing that as a high-performing leader seeking higher heights in business? How do you dig into understanding your value proposition? First, you need to understand the consistent parts of your life’s story. There are literally keys to your purpose, and your future, embedded in…

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