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Carve out some dedicated time for your goals once a day

  High performing executives are so busy killing it for everyone else, that many times they forget to direct that same energy into goals for themselves. Try carving out 20 minutes a day to focus on those things that will move you forward, and see what a difference it makes. Sign up for the NSC Spring Cleaning Group Coaching that kicks of Monday, April 12, 2021. We’ll take…

Ready to Refresh Your Leadership Aspirations and Get After It?

You cast the vision at the beginning of the year. Some of you even fasted and prayed over your desires to move forward and move up in business. How’s it going so far? By June, will you have met your halfway mark on your goals for 2021? If the answer is somewhat or no, I want to invite you to experience that will supercharge your efforts, removing the…

…Tackling Imposter Syndrome as a Black Woman in HR

How Zapier Director of Compensation Jocelyne Wright-McLemore Is Tackling Imposter Syndrome as a Black Woman in HR by Kathrine Plumhoff/PowerToFly Jocelyne Wright-McLemore has a sticky note that she looks at every day: “I’m overqualified and I can do this.” Zapier‘s Director of Compensation put that sticky note up shortly after she rolled out a big new project at the online automation company and received some critical feedback on…

How Do Women Move Forward Now?

Experts say that women were one of the hardest hit by fall out from the pandemic in the U.S. According to one of the latest job reports, women were 100% of the thousands of job losses, with the weight of caregiving and online school weighing heavily on them.  But with our country showing initial signs of opening up again—vaccines, businesses cautiously reopening, some to full capacity and mask…

6 Ways to Be a Better Advocate for Your Sisters #InternationalWomensDay

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Being an advocate for women is even sweeter on a day like today. It’s great to honor women past and present for what they do or have done, but what will you do to advocate for your sisters today? I’ve written extensively about how women can and do play into the male power center by othering one another. Here are 6 ways that you can ensure that you…
It’s a job, not a marriage.

Where does treating your relationship with your company like a marriage get you? . ❌You discuss looking into other positions like it is creeping, and that not looking around is an act of righteousness. ❌You only share company related posts on LinkedIn as if sharing other content is unfaithful. ❌ You won’t entertain recruiters and interview like it’s extra marital. ❌ You treat your current position as if…

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…

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