The truth about resilience

I’ve had to make some tough decisions this week. Actually, I made them over the weekend, and had to act on them this week. I was not looking forward to the week because I knew what was ahead – but now it’s Friday. I followed through on it all. Every conversation, every act. None of it was easy. One change was particularly tough. I did … Continue reading The truth about resilience

You get none of the things you don’t ask for

I am honored to be featured in Episode 4 of “GRIOT – Power in Narratives,” a great new web series and podcast from Tamara Gibbs, a very talented journalist and communications professional. In this 14-minute video, Tamara and I discuss a plethora of topics from a historical moment that has had relevance throughout my life to dealing with being “th eonly” in Corporate America. I … Continue reading You get none of the things you don’t ask for

I won’t take my conference virtual and that’s my prerogative

I decided to postpone my second annual Women Inspiring Women Conference to 2021. It was scheduled for next month. This was no easy decision, but I do not believe the magic can happen virtually and choose not to go that route. This is an in-person, shared experience and I don’t want to lose that. The first year, I promised a unique-intimate experience where attendees and … Continue reading I won’t take my conference virtual and that’s my prerogative

Beware the mind-controlling algorithm

Beware the mind-controlling algorithm. When it comes to professional growth and development, allow me to urge you not to depend solely on algorithms developed by your favorite social media platforms of choice. Even if these algorithms are rooted in your previous behavior and seemingly provide you with an acceptable amount of content that piques your interest, and keeps you adequately informed, I find it dangerous. … Continue reading Beware the mind-controlling algorithm

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?

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

Should you be seeking permission before posting Zoom meetings on social media?

Everyone’s doing it. Posting images of their various Zoom conferences, happy hours, team meetings and other virtual events on social media, particularly LinkedIn. I am personally getting tired of seeing so many, but I don’t judge how others use social media. I can just scroll past the items that don’t interest me. I’m also keen on using the tools provided, whether it’s muting content, unfollowing … Continue reading Should you be seeking permission before posting Zoom meetings on social media?

What if you don’t want to do virtual events?

There is never a single way to solve a problem. There are obvious ways. There are easy ways. There are ways that everyone else adopts in short order, making it seem as if it’s both: obvious and easy. And then there are new ways. The definition of the word new as an adjective is this: “not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now … Continue reading What if you don’t want to do virtual events?