Leadership

The Dallas Weekly Features LMS and No Thanks

Speaking of People: L. Michelle Smith June 17, 2021 By Catrina Satterwhite, Dallas Weekly We are all familiar with companies like American Express, Microsoft, and Amazon creating the kinds of brands that set standards for other companies to emulate. But have you ever wondered who helps these companies thrive? As Daymond John of Shark Tank says, “Don’t focus on you, focus on what you can give others.” The…

The No Thanks Online Course & Discussion Guide is LIVE

  The No Thanks Online Course & Discussion Guide is also now LIVE and available on my site (lmichellesmith.com), and I’m so thrilled to bring you this work. It took me about 4 months to produce, and I’m with you as a certified hybrid instructor all the way. Today I multi-streamed live on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter/Periscope and YouTube to share what it’s all about and walk you through…

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…

Surviving AND Thriving in a Changing Workplace (DOWNLOAD)

How do you lead through unprecedented change? This is the question that leaders are continually faced with, but it isn’t as pronounced as it is in this very moment in time. I had the ultimate privilege of “going home again” and speaking to the attorneys at AT&T as a part of their Living Well Legal Network series on mental health. I spoke on “Change Well: Survive & Thrive in a…

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 Now Available Exclusively on Amazon

When I decided to release a bonus edition, I thought about everything that had happened in our world since Aug 2020 when #NoThanks was first released and what learnings and coaching I could provide to my sisters that was relevant to what was happening in the world. I also took into consideration what I was hearing from readers. After hosting two twelve-week bookclubs, speaking to hundreds of professionals…

Who is standing in the way of your happiness?

“If only this person would stop…“If only that person would let…“If only my company did…I could be happy.” Really? But this is how many of us think. I had to shift my mindset to understand that I was the only person standing in the way of my happiness. Sis, you can’t even blame your ex. Why is this important? Happy people are successful people. You want to be…

How to handle Mansplaining and Whitesplaning As it Happens

Mansplaining and Whitesplaining happen in broad daylight in rooms, virtual or not. There are witnesses. So how is it that so many people get away with it? Is anyone willing to step up and face this phenomenon head on? One of the main reasons why we don’t speak up for ourselves and others is because we don’t have a plan. Planning is your No. 1 way to tackle the…

LMS on PR Yourself with Leah Frazier

I had the massive pleasure of joining THE Leah Frazier of Think Three Media or her new and HOT podcast, PR Yourself to have a deep conversation about how to show up as a leader, in business and beyond. Here, we talk about how get your dream client to chase you, not the other way around. Stop chasing! Here’s a glimpse. I’m proud that I can now call…

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