Leadership

Transition into the new gig like the rockstar leader you are

So many of my clients have landed new gigs within the last several months, and many of them are looking for ways to look smart within their first 90 days of transitioning. It is important to be intentional and have a plan. Today’s #NSCRockstarLeadership Tip focuses on what to do while you’re still getting your footing, so you will look like the rockstar they hired you to be…

3 Ways Leaders Can Improve The Way They Communicate in Challenging Situations

This is especially important during times where much of the interactions we are having are virtual, and social and political issues arise at work—especially in a multigenerational and multicultural setting. The year was 2015, and I was working at a large company. It was about the time that marriage equality became the law of the land. My workspace was not private—it was one of those open spaces where…

Promoted to VP 6 Months Ago, 3 Months in, She Was Given GLOBAL Responsibility

Headline: Promoted to VP six months ago, 3 months in, she was given global responsibility. Industry: Global Financial Services How it was: She wanted to be promoted, but they said it was delayed because of the pandemic. She was disenchanted, especially because she is a tech expert in business that only had so many roles for someone at er rank. On the journey: She learned that everything she…

She Runs a Brand New Department at Her Agency and Is Hiring New Team Members

Headline: She runs a brand new department at her agency and is hiring new team members. Industry: Public Relations How it was: She joined an ad agency that didn’t see the value of PR, and therefore her own value as a strategic communicator. On the journey: She leveraged relationships at the top of the food chain, merchandised her excellence while growing client demands for more PR services. Though…

She Got Promoted and Is Building a Team That Will Take Her Company to The Next Level

Headline: She got promoted and is building a team that will take her company to the next level. Industry: Marketing How it was: She felt stagnant. She’d been at her current title for years, and she was feeling invisible. On the journey: She looked internally and externally and discovered her market value. She also started making more time for herself and her hobbies. Her secret sauce: She shifted…

Do you have all the support you need to go where you’re planning to go, my sister?

  HEADLINE: Do you have all the support you need to go where you’re planning to go, my sister? Do you have all the support you need to go where you’re planning to go, my sister? You’re going to need it. You have big goals. I’m not necessarily talking about a Tribe…I’m talking about the life stuff…the things that help your life run smoothly so that you can…

She Bossed up With a Chief Title and Expanded Responsibility

Headline: She bossed up with a Chief title and expanded responsibility Industry: Legal How it was: Newly promoted to VP only six months ago, she was pretty comfortable. Nothing was broken. But she had forgotten how to dream, didn’t consider her value and was a slave to her calendar. On the journey: She learned that the boss of her time was the boss of her destiny. She reclaimed…

Her Suite Dreams Lead Her to The Top

Headline: Her suite dreams lead her to the top, now reporting to the Publisher at one of the largest newspapers in the U.S. Industry: Media/Journalism How it was: When we first met, she felt stuck, overwhelmed and uninspired. On the journey: This was a surprisingly short journey, but she rediscovered her happy place and opened her eyes to her potential and the recruiters she’d been ignoring. Then she…

Are you controlling or being controlled?

If you are a woman, chances are that the answer could be “both-and.” Did you know that as a woman and especially a woman of color, you may be predisposed to controlling behavior? Whether that means someone attempts to control you, or you tend to control others, recent stats show that men and women are more than likely to identify their most micromanaging boss as female (Gallup). It…

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…

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