Covid-19

ZAPIER: 3 Ways to Gear Up for More Change

I remember it clearly. I was planning our annual spring break quest to Disney, just me and my 8-year-old. But when my current events question of the day for my strategic communications writing students turned to the evacuation of a cruise ship off the coast of Italy, and then to the canceling of SXSW in Austin, I knew that unprecedented change was upon us. It was hard to…

How to break it to the fam: You’re not coming to T-Day Dinner (NBC DFW)

(photo courtesy: Debra Hunter Johnson) The pandemic has spiked in many states. The CDC is issuing warnings about holiday gatherings.  That’s all fine,  it then it hits you: you have to break it to your family that you won’t be coming. Afraid to face off with your mother or that demanding uncle? Today, I recorded an interview on NBC DFW on how to break that  news to family.…

Small Businesses: Are you being tested? Support is here.

To my entrepreneurs… How are you doing? That’s a real question. I want to know. These are unprecedented times. For small businesses, it’s been extremely trying. What can you do? Whatever you believe you might need to do, you need a smart plan of attack to get started. There are 5 important questions you’ll need to ask yourself in order to kickstart this accelerated planning process. I have…

What are you learning from this crisis?
What do you know now that you didn’t before coronavirus changed everything? This pandemic has blown the cover off of so much, from our leadership at all levels, how companies did business and how they will do it moving forward to the disparities between the haves and have nots, the rich and poor, the tech enabled and tech poor, black/brown and white, health disparities, the privileged and unprivileged.  Even…
5 Ways to Lead with Tech in a Fractured Digital Age

WATCH: Today’s #NSCRockstarLeadership Tip of the Day– Lead with Tech. A couple nuggets for you in the video, but I’ve also highlighted what I shared with leaders at the Opera America Conference last week as we explored Technologies and Their Impact for OPERA America. If you want to lead as a brand or an individual, here are 5 Simple Questions to connect and engage with tech that will…

5 Ways Leaders Can Prepare for What’s Next After Covid-19

  I had a wonderful time engaging with 100 of the Executive Leadership Council’s finest mid-level and executive managers from Fortune 500s from across the country when I hosted an online workshop that blended coaching and training that focused on preparing them for life and work after Covid-19. I provided five cornerstones to navigate and lead through what’s next with this pandemic and I also provided a hierarchy…

Mompreneurs Discuss How They’re Making It Work Amidst a Pandemic

BY LAUREN HAWKINS • MAY 18, 2020 Since 2018, The DEC Network has teamed up with Capital One, which is the WEDallas founding partner and title sponsor, on the WEDallas Mompreneur event. Despite the ongoing pandemic, the two organizations still hosted the annual event—this time as a virtual happy hour.  As always, the event centered on being both a mom and a business owner, but this year’s event had…

FREE NSC Small Biz COVID-19 Recovery Checklist

LISTEN NOW: NSC Small Biz Covid-19 Recovery Audiocast Concerned about the future of your small business? What will it take to finish 2020 strong? What if you could finish stronger than you originally planned…before COVID-19? Perhaps you’d need to ✅ Double down on strategic planning ✅ Reconnect with clients and customers you’ve lost touch with ✅ Get more clients/customers fast ✅ Engage processes and tech to increase efficiencies…

Ep 94: Self Made with A’Lelia Bundles

SO MANY GEMS DROPPED! Did you know that Madam CJ Walker hosted one of her first Mary Kay-like conventions in 1917? Do you know what date that was in history? Just on the heels of the so-called “Spanish Flu” the only other pandemic in American history, and much like the #bossbabes of today, she had to weather the storm with her business during her era’s own #covid-19. Other…

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