What do people say about you behind your back?

In interviews, I don’t ask people what their weaknesses are. I always ask: “What do people say about you behind your back?” Every single time, the person has told me they’d never been asked that before. It creates an excellent conversation, and I tell them what people say about me. I think you always know. If not, you should. Self-awareness is a beautiful thing. But … Continue reading What do people say about you behind your back?

To enlighten and drive change in Corporate America

Over the past two weeks I’ve felt compelled to speak out about racial inequality, particularly in the workplace, and share my thoughts and experiences in a way I haven’t publicly in the past, which is moving people to action. The calls, text messages and  emails I’ve received have made it clear to me there’s another area of which I must get involved, further share my … Continue reading To enlighten and drive change in Corporate America

Be courageous, be bold and adopt a bias for action

As told to WRAL TechWire and outlined in this piece they published sharing my thoughts, I am encouraging courageous acts far beyond lip service. Here are the answers I provided to the questions posed: What is your view on the ground here in the Triangle?  My view is the same no matter where I am in America. It does not change. I have friends and … Continue reading Be courageous, be bold and adopt a bias for action

You’ve issued a public statement, now look inward

It’s time to do the real work. Now that the post on social media supporting the Black community, Black Lives Matter movement, acknowledging that you stand with employees and denigrate racism at all costs has gotten ample recognition, many companies who strategized on how they’d present the message and did so successfully, must now look at themselves with a critical eye. Your message told the … Continue reading You’ve issued a public statement, now look inward

Network is a verb so put some action behind it

My network showed up for me this week. But this isn’t that surprising. I take networking seriously, and stay close to those of whom I seem to connect with strongly. I also notice fakes or the people who only want something a mile away. They are painfully transparent, and not my jam at all. I posted on LinkedIn that I was in need of a … Continue reading Network is a verb so put some action behind it

Don’t stop networking

If you depend on a robust network and continuing to grow it so you can make strong connections and help others do the same, don’t stop networking. It is an absolute must you continue to meet new people and expand your sphere of influence, so keep meeting people. I met 15 new people at the Raleigh Chamber‘s Virtual Business hours at the beginning of the … Continue reading Don’t stop networking

Beware the salary target on your back

If you’re over the age of 40, you may be walking around with a target on your back. And you know what it is? Your salary. Yes, as you enter what may be the pinnacle of your career success or very close to it with feelings and expectations of nothing but greatness and high wage-earning years ahead, they could be cut short. Before I launched … Continue reading Beware the salary target on your back