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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…

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…

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…

RadioONE:  Not Everyone is Thrilled to Head Back to Work, but Here’s What You Can Do

Returning to the office is one of the hot topics right now among companies and professionals. Let’s face it. Not everyone is thrilled about it. Your point of view on it may depend on who you are. For many Black women, the thought of returning to the office environment isn’t as simple as finally returning to a quiet workspace conducive to getting things done. Actually. the pandemic and…

Dress the part now, Sis!

First impressions are only part of it. And while, many women of color concern themselves what they wear and whether to be natural or not, the ultimate concern should be a matter of this: Are you ready to lead and are you already demonstrating it? In No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself, The Remix, I tell the story of how my mother, who was…

No Thanks, The Remix on DeDe In the Morning

I made a prediction lately that when 2020 Census data is released about the number of Black women business owners, we will see another surge in the stats that already had us opening more businesses than any other group. That’s primarily because women/moms were forced out of the job market to handle home management and students, but also because women in corporate are starting side hustles more than…

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