L. Michelle Smith

Are you trying to do too much?

  Bigger isn’t always better. In fact, sometimes it can be draining and produce a small return. Are you trying to do too much? It could be what’s slowing you down. In today’s #NSCRockstarLeadership Tip, I give one example of how keeping it simple meant working smarter. These small yet smart actions allowed one of my mentor coaches to launch one an extremely successful practice in a short…

Can I phone a friend? ☎️

If you’re a longtime listener, you know that when it gets a little crazy in our culture, I phone a friend. Episode 170 is no exception. I don’t know about you, but after putting $112 dollars in my tank, hearing more of my friends and family contract Covid, still tearing up about Buffalo and Uvalde and the many mass shootings since, and watching parts of the January 6…

How should corporations recognize Juneteenth?

I’m so glad that the Black leaders at Audible raised this insightful question. I had an awesome time speaking to BEN@audible this afternoon. I shared a bit about my background as a Black Texan and my experience with the holiday before it became nationally recognized, and it may surprise you that my family never celebrated, but we definitely acknowledged it. Perhaps it had more to do with my family’s…

When it feels like they are coming for you…

Are you facing a challenging time at work? If a toxic boss or culture is closing in on you, there is hope; however, it is up to you to seek it. Hope comes in the form of opportunity. According to applied positive psychology, hope fuels goal setting. So it’s important to have a vision for your life and work–a reason to look forward.When times get tough, refocus on…

Want to manage your stress during these difficult times?

How do you manage stress as a leader as it seems to be piling on with everything going on in the world? There’s even word of a recession looming. There are ways to look out for yourself and your people as you move forward. Today’s #NSCRockstarLeadership Tip of the Day provides some insight from some of the latest neuroscience research on the topic, and provides some examples of…

Juneteenth is a holiday. Now what?

I hope that you will wake up early with me on Sunday, June 19th where I will be discussing the meaning of the Juneteenth holiday and how people and brands can better celebrate and commemorate this day of freedom. DFW-area community can tune in on WFAA Channel 8 for Daybreak. Outside of our area, you can catch the replay video on wfaa.com after it airs.

Get your tribe moving for you

It’s time to put pen to paper to get your tribe moving on your behalf. In today’s #NSCJournalPrompt, you get to explore what you need to say to them to call them to action. Remember to provide detail in what you write in your journal. Clarity of thoughts will provide you with clear direction. Let’s go! It’s mid year. How are you doing with your goals? Want to…

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