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To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics, and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.

To know even one life has breathed easier, because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

4 Communication Barriers Curtailing Your Success

Good communication is essential to strong relationships. Communication is the glue that holds together relationships, families, and friendships. Also at work, communication is one of the most important skills. It’s often the difference between a project succeeding or failing – or even a business floundering or thriving. Yet most of…..

How to Be Happy

Here’s a brilliant message about being happy. It’s a loose English translation of  “Palco de vida” attributed to the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) not Pope Francis as some online posts claim.  I hope it inspires you and helps you find the renewal of HOPE, HEALTH, and LOVE. Happy Easter…..

How to Find CALM in Conflict

Conflict is inevitable. No matter how hard we try to avoid it, we all become entangled by conflict in our personal and professional lives. In the workplace, clashes with coworkers might erupt because of disagreement on strategy, interpersonal friction, mishandled responsibilities, etc. Even with family and friends, conflicts will arise…..

3 Key Traits of Successful Leaders: Inspiration, Inclusion, Integrity

What are the characteristics of a good leader? It’s an age-old question and everyone has an answer. Most people say good leaders have some core characteristics like influence, courage, vision, empathy, the ability to delegate, strong communication skills, self-awareness, learning agility, gratitude, respect, and more. While these characteristics matter, leadership…..

Your Mindset & 5 Keys to Effective Leadership in Uncertain Times

Right now marketing calls for relevance, empathy, performance, productivity, focus, resilience, and so many skills. What is the most valuable skill you can have in these times of great uncertainty? I believe it’s LEADERSHIP. As a leader, there’s a part of you that’s strong, regardless of what’s happening around you……

3 Ways to Thrive Remotely

83% of employees feel they do not need an office to be productive, according to the Fuze Global Report on Workforce Future. Knowing how to motivate virtual team members is now an essential skill for team leaders. Let’s dive into the art and science of motivating yourself AND others. 1:…..

The Social Dilemma: Do We still Trust Our Social Networks?

Have you seen The Social Dilemma? I just did. It’s a Netflix documentary that uncovers how social platforms manipulate our attention purely to maximize their own profit. Of course, as a digital marketer, I’ve known this for a while. But when it’s told from that perspective, it makes you think…..

How to Have Conversations on Racism

I’ve been having a lot of conversations about racism. It’s not something we talk about because it’s incredibly uncomfortable and for a black woman in tech who already feels marginalized it can be tough to say what’s on my mind. Yet in some sense, I can empathize with the executives…..

Silence is Violence: It’s Time to Have the Tough Conversations

Both coronavirus and the pandemic of racism have shown how we are inextricably connected through our shared vulnerability. As the world watched the blatant murder of a black man in broad daylight, hearts stopped simultaneously. After a difficult and painful year dealing with personal battles of racial injustice, my initial…..

How to Survive the Pandemic with Self-Care

Social distancing may be lonely, but you’re not alone.   Emotions are in upheaval for all of us, but this hard moment isn’t how you’ll feel forever.   If times are tough, remember, so are you! Click To Tweet   You are a well of creative ingenuity and even if…..