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Mastery is your license to mentor

There’s a disease that is rapidly spreading on social media, and that’s people teaching, mentoring or even coaching on topics that have little to no experience or credentials in. It’s the other pandemic. Smarts can get you to the table. Experience and wisdom will not only keep you there, but it will elevate you to access to rooms where the real business is done. So Sis, slow down.…

How your words can limit  you

There’s some wisdom in the saying: “Your words have power.” But did you know there is actual research to back that? However, the findings begins with our brains. According to neuroscience, repetitive thoughts or actions cause the hippocampus to grow larger. This is key to learning. So by the time those thoughts manifest into words, you can bet that your brain is already trained to think a certain…

Leave, then watch the learning that happens

Proximity can be an aspiration killer. When I was running my agency, I recall putting a policy in place for interns that they could not immediately be hired on to my staff until they joined another agency. Then they could boomerang if they’d like, but only after experiencing another work environment. They didn’t understand it. In fact, one of my intern’s parents called and tried to talk me…no,…

Real leaders push back

  Consistently agreeable? It’s probably why your leadership aspirations are stagnant. Learn to provide a well-informed insight. Pose a question that interrogates the norms. “Go along to get along” will never take you where well-placed pushback will. It’s what transformational leaders do.

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…

If your gut says so, trust it.

Second guess yourself often? Ladies, I’m talking to you, especially my sisters–the high performing ones who are mid-to-late career yet still stuck in the middle of the leadership pipeline. You know, it isn’t that we don’t arrive at a decision as quickly as men do. It is that men tend to trust their first mind and then act on that decision. We tend to question our first notion.…

Push back to lead better

Consistently agreeable? It’s probably why your leadership aspirations are stagnant. Learn to provide a well-informed insight. Pose a question that interrogates the norms. “Go along to get along” will never take you where well-placed pushback will. It’s what transformational leaders do.

How your words can limit  you

    There’s some wisdom in the saying: “Your words have power.” But did you know there is actual research to back that? However, the findings begins with our brains. According to neuroscience, repetitive thoughts or actions cause the hippocampus to grow larger. This is key to learning. So by the time those thoughts manifest into words, you can bet that your brain is already trained to think…

Debunking good intent in business

Is it always good intent? Really? We know better. We now have research to back it in the case of women and women of color. Microaggressions and bias in the workplace is real according to multiple credible and reputable sources. So let’s lay the advice, “Always assume good intent” to rest once and for all. RIP

Build a relationship and their criticism will soften

We had a saying in corporate communications when it came to reputation management… sometimes you have to simply aim for fair and balanced because there may not be any winning. It’s especially true for your critics. But what if you could change that? Considering your interpersonal relationships: Have you learned that someone who actually has some meaningful impact on your career had something negative to say about you?…

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