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February 18, 2021 27 min
I get questions all the time about the The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) (https://www.linkedin.com/company/elcinfo/). It has been embedded in my career journey since 2007, and it became a part of my origin story as chronicled in my new book No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I'll Just Include Myself in 2016.Well, this week, I sit down with one of the officers at the ELC to lift the veil a bit on the organization and how you too can ...
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February 12, 2021 54 min
I've decided to coin a phrase: "The Heartpreneur"She is someone who not only pours their heart into their work, but she pours it out to others. Many people don't understand why you would give away value, but Leah Frazier (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAABmMVwUBmd84R5LJBMupE7MKP2ZHid2wVEA) understands why.It is a part of her why. At the heart of it is empathy and a very high emotional intelligence quotient (EQ). It&...
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The Coaching Corner episode is back for the new year.  This time, I discuss how to lead in a new video-centric business environment.  Enjoy the video!  It is a replay of the multistream that we did earlier on Youtube and Facebook.
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I wouldn’t be the first to say that in the current cultural context, watching Black History Month unfold in social media news feeds is a bit surreal. If you are Black, you may be in one of two camps: you are either loud and proud and a bit defiant in your celebration of Black Excellence, or you are completely exhausted. You’re exhausted because after last summer’s promises, pledges and performances, we are realizing that not much h...
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Social media is not only "Culture Soup", it's a double-edged sword. You can get found or get found out. The choice is really yours.I had a compelling conversation with my sister in tech Stephanie Humphrey (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAAAD56rIBfTj1gvLVWZ_DszC_kHW1xfbmsDQ), technology and lifestyle expert about how your digital footprint can be a boost to your reputation and brand, or it can kick you squarely in your b...
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Our 2021 premiere episode is a special Inauguration Day edition which will actually begin streaming today, into tomorrow when the show typically airs, each Thursday.I had the honor of discussing my sorority sister, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris' historic new role as the second most powerful person in the United States--only a heartbeat from the Presidency.I'll be speaking to Charisse Jones (https://www.linkedin.com/in/...
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Ready to get serious about your brand? Join me for the next installment of our #NoThanks (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=nothanks&highlightedUpdateUrns=urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6734829114835972096) Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside Chat series, a rebroadcast of the live multistream from Wednesday.Strategic communications is the one ingredient that leadership development is lacking, and there is no way to be a ...
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Leading up to our next #NoThanks Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside Chat Live on multistream, we're teeing it up with another way to build your brand... public speaking.  Beside that fact that everyone feels they can do it simply because they can talk, we upend other myths.. that speaking is all about the speaker...and that s/he is speaking to everyone in the room.
Quite the opposite.  Meet Lisa Vanderkwaak, one my private practice&#...
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Leading up to our next #NoThanks Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside Chat Live on multistream, we're teeing it up with another way to build your brand... public speaking.  Beside that fact that everyone feels they can do it simply because they can talk, we upend other myths.. that speaking is all about the speaker...and that s/he is speaking to everyone in the room.
Quite the opposite.  Meet Lisa Vanderkwaak, one my private practice&#...
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Sis, grab your lunch. Take a break from election madness. Secure your headphones and a quiet spot to listen and engage in this conversation between myself and Trudy Bourgeois (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAAAA4XbwBS4ezRz4fDsSWLYzyaCh5CktB8to), one of the expert voices and influences in my new book No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I'll Just Include Myself.Trudy says you can indeed "create your own equality," even in times like...
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Ready to go beyond pat answers on how to handle bias and microaggressions in the workplace?Join me and Dr. Jeff Gardere, America's Psychologist for this special #NoThanks (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=nothanks&highlightedUpdateUrns=urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6727656694635126785) Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside Chat focused on privilege and how we can flip it to move forward despite biases.Join us at a ne...
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In the run up to the launch of the audiobook of my new book, No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I'll Just Include Myself, I am featuring the voices of the expert and executive leader voices that are in the book.  It's also a preview of the #NoThanks Rockstar 2 Rockstar Fireside Chat Series that is currently underway.  This podcast informed the book as much as it expanded my reach.  And if you check out the chapter that talks about be...
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Leading up to the release of my audiobook for No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I'll Just Include Myself, I'm reaching back and re-racking voices from the book and conversations that provide even more insight to the book.  This one is also the precursor to another #NoThanks Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside chat.  This one with none other than the fabulous Trudy Bourgeois. Get your value on.  Ready?
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How do we move past the tropes and biases to still ascend into executive leadership?We have answers.The rebroadcast of the #NoThanks (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=nothanks&highlightedUpdateUrns=urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6720147430815367168) Rockstar 2 Rockstar Fireside Chat with Cheryl Grace (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAAADCbNQB531Z9TjTnP_mefuRoPAmB6_xSEg) is now streaming on The Culture Soup Podcast®...
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If you want inside scoop on my new book, No Thanks, this is a great place to get it. It also teases the upcoming Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside Chat with Cheryl Grace on Tues. Oct 6 at 12:35 p.m. CT. Be sure to register: https://lnkd.in/eTHQVh7
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As we continue to celebrate the launch of my book, No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I'll Just Include Myself, I'm bringing back conversations with voices that are featured therein.  If you haven't listened intently before to the podcast, now is the time.  This is the context and the inside scoop that you're craving.  Sheryl joined me this week on the local NBC affiliate to discuss her tips in the book about how to shine as ...
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Covid and politics and elections, oh my!  I don't know about you, but all this has caused it's quite a thing at my house.  How about yours?  Are you frustrated?  I am.  It's not all unicorns and rainbows  Just ask my 8 year old, who makes a cameo because...that's how it is, and I'm known to keep it real.  How are you coping?  Do you have hope?  We end the show on a high note because, we really, direly needed to....
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Today's episode of The Culture Soup Podcast® takes a cue from today's #nscrockstarleadership tip of the day: be intentional about your personal brand.
 
My guest is someone who is absolutely leaning out to lean in. Shannon LaNier (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/#) isn't only a news anchor for Houston's CW39, he is also the ancestor of Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Heming, and a dedicated husband and father.
 
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Sometimes they call rockstar leaders nuts.When Jamie Roberts (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAAAx2vlgBE4U0-kcxbUgc28bzmWKnRLoCopQ) told friends and colleagues he planned to launch a radio station in the #1 media market, they told him he couldn't do it. They really thought he was nuts when he planned to do it in the middle of a pandemic.But he did it, and he's doing it! 108soul.com (http://108soul.com/) is a reality. If he h...
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Sometimes they call rockstar leaders nuts.When Jamie Roberts told friends and colleagues he planned to launch a radio station in the #1 (https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/1/) media market, they told him he couldn't do it. They really thought he was nuts when he planned to do it in the middle of a pandemic.But he did it, and he's doing it! 108soul.com is a reality. If he had asked me, I would have told him he could do i...
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