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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……

Letting Go of Love

If you are trying to forget someone who was once a beautiful part of your life, the answer is — you don’t. You don’t try to sanitize your experience, go numb or cut out the pain. You don’t downplay it. You don’t try to sweep it under the rug or…..

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…..

Forgive Yourself

It’s time to forgive yourself for accepting less than you deserved. For the ones who made you feel like you were not worthy of being loved the way you loved others. It’s time to forgive yourself for the people you fought for that you should have fought off. It’s time…..

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…..

5 Ways to Power Your Small Business Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The world has been turned upside down. The ability to adapt is a matter of life or death for many businesses, because even when we are past the chaos, things won’t likely be the same again. For most businesses to survive the storm, they need a new game plan. Adapt……