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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…

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…

LMS’ Inauguration Day Tweet Makes the Orange County Register

What a historic moment for our country with yesterday’s Inauguration Day! I was absolutely impressed with the young poet laureate who rendered verse at the ceremony. So much so that I tweeted about it, and reflected my conversation with my 8 year old daughter. The tweet about my and my daughter’s reaction to Amanda Gorman, including it with tweets from the amazing organizer and public figure Stacy Abrams…

L. Michelle Smith pens guide for women wanting to become ‘rock star’ leaders

L. Michelle Smith is the founder and CEO of no silos communications LLC in Cedar Hill, Texas, where her focus is speaking, writing and providing female leaders with culturally nuanced, accessible executive coaching to reach their highest potential. She is also the creator, executive producer and host of “The Culture Soup” podcast. Rolling out recently caught up with the business entrepreneur to discuss her new book, No Thanks:…

LMS Talks Recruiting Women of Color in Tech on SnackWalls Podcast

Thanks to Mike Roberts for having me on your Snackwalls Podcast for this important conversation about recruiting more women of color in tech. And of course we discuss the gems in the book that reveals what Black women and women of color already baked into our DNA that makes us great candidates to lead in tech as high-performing, over credentialed professionals. #podcast #womenofcolor#womenintechnology Checkout my #snackwalls @sdcs_iointerview with…

Forbes: Recognizing the Power of Your Story Can Empower You to Say No

  The importance of asking for help is often communicated to women. While the ability to seek guidance and assistance in life and career is a highly sought out trait, some find that asking for what you need can be taxing when your requests often fall on deaf ears. L. Michelle Smith, CEO of No Silos Communications LLC, can attest to the power of saying, “No, Thanks,” as…

TheGrio: L. Michelle Smith shares tips and tricks to get Black women to the C-Suite

Professional speaker and business coach L. Michelle Smith says Black women in corporate America are taught to blend in. “If I stand out, if I shine, I get backlash,” Smith says. “I heard from women who lost their positions because the shine got too bright.” That’s why Smith says she wrote her latest book, “No, Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Include Myself,” which Smith describes as a “hardcore leadership…

Afrotech Calls The Culture Soup Podcast One of the Best Podcasts for Black Tech Entrepreneurs

Afrotech has called The Culture Soup Podcast®️one of Seven Great Podcasts for Black Tech Entrepreneurs. 🙌🏽🙌🏽 Shout out to the incomparable Morgan DeBaun and her incredible team at Blavity and more. Thanks for the recognition. We are on hiatus until January 2021, and we are planning some great shows. Meantime, there are about 200 episodes for you to binge listen to over the holidays to get caught up. Enjoy! Read the…

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