L. Michelle Smith

How to spot a microaggressive bully in the workplace

Do you know how to spot a microagressive bully in the workplace? Hint: they aren’t who they *say* they are. Today’s NSC Rockstar Leadership Tip of the Day comes from bonus chapters from a special edition of No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself coming later this spring. Learn more about the book that’s out right now at lmichellesmith.com/nothanks. The audiobook will be out within…

LMS on IG LIVE with @TheCodeVault Clip 2: How to handle privileged people in the workplace

It happened again… You’re on a Webex, and it is your turn to add some value to the conversation, and here comes that colleagues that has a way of asserting themselves so it appears that they have far more authority than you. Its belittling, and you’re tired of it. After all, who died and put them in charge, let alone at your expense. Asserting authority is one way…

The Culture Soup Podcast: Ep 130: Black History Hit Different with Sacha Thompson

Companies are going all out for #BlackHistoryMonth, and it’s…awkward. I wouldn’t be the first to say that in the current cultural context, watching Black History Month unfold in social media news feeds is a bit surreal. If you are Black, you may be in one of two camps: you are either loud and proud and a bit defiant in your celebration of Black Excellence, or you are completely…

A letter to my brothers…

My brothers… Please be careful. You sound like the All Lives Matter crew when you question why Black Women require advocacy. You too can be an ally if you open your minds, and it would mean a lot. It’s amazing how many Black men get a little frazzled when they learn that I’m an advocate for women and women of color. They start asking questions like: “what about…

LMS Discusses #NoThanks and “Work-Jacking” on The Back Pack Show LIVE

  Let’s talk about the relationship between White women and Black women in the workplace for a moment. It’s time. Let’s keep it 💯. I had the privilege of going live on The Back Pack Show LIVE with Chris Brogan and Kerry Gorgone talking about my new book No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself. I broke news there about the remix of #NoThanks that is upcoming. It’s…

Zapier: Leading in a New Video-Centric Business Environment

As I work in my private coaching practice, which blends leadership development and strategic communications, I find it interesting to hear how so many professionals are being required to have dozens of “camera-on” conversations and appearances every day. It isn’t without its awkwardness either—the work-from-home environment has collided simultaneously with online school at home for many of us, and, well, camera-on isn’t always possible. Imagine giving a keynote…

Start typing and press Enter to search

Shopping Cart

No products in the cart.