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Episode 20 | Career Nation Show with Shellye Archambeau

Shellye Archambeau is a Silicon Valley leader, who is one of High Tech’s first female African American CEOs. She has been featured frequently in Forbes and New York Times and Business Insider and has been an executive at IBM, CEO of blockbuster.com, and then the turnaround CEO for a Silicon Valley startup, which is now […]

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Episode 18 | Career Nation Show with Brian Lillie

“When you’re passionate about getting to the right answer or doing a great job, you’re not there to just get by. You want to approach it with energy and passion. Otherwise, that’s not a life worth living.” – Brain Lillie, Career Nation Show, Episode 18. Brian Lillie is a U.S. Air Force veteran; he has […]

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Establish a Trusted Advisor Relationship to Grow Your Brand

If you’re a trusted advisor, you’ve gained the credibility and trust of your customers and stakeholders. Trusted advisors are very influential, and they can advise their stakeholders and help them make critical decisions. In a world where trust is hard to come by, being a trusted advisor is rare, precious, and it’s commendable. That’s why […]

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Establishing Currency Will Build Your Professional Network

One of the ways to build your brand within the organization is by creating currency. No, we’re not talking about the Federal Reserve. Let’s say you help executive A and provide some value. Then you’ve built currency with that person, and you’ve made a small currency deposit. Building Network Internally and Externally Over time, you […]

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What are the Best Investment Plans?

Where should you invest now?  The stock market is touching all-time highs, which makes it an expensive area to enter into now. Real estate is already expensive and Bitcoin is still very speculative. With their low rate of returns, savings accounts in banks are also out of the picture. So, where should you invest that […]

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Driving Change

The only constant in our work lives today is change. Leaders are going gaga over driving change – creating something new, improving existing things, making things better.  As a leader, if you are not driving change, that means you are maintaining the status quo. The longer you maintain that status quo, the higher the risk. […]

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Pattern Interrupt – to Solve Work Repetition

Imagine your typical workday.  You get ready, commute to work, and you walk into the office. You got meetings, assignments, work, projects, products, customers, employees, colleagues, and so much more to take care of. And once you get done with the day, you commute back, rinse and repeat for the next day. This pattern continues […]

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Creating a Collaborative Environment With New Teams

It is so important for our teams to have a collaborative environment where they can bring their best to the table, create value, help each other, and play to their strengths. There are a lot of times when we have to create this collaborative environment. Especially when you’re working with a brand-new team from some […]

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Demonstrate Performance for the Next Level to Get Promoted

Most people or coaches are interested in moving to the next level. They want to accept higher levels of responsibilities and create more value. That’s great because the world needs more ambitious and passionate leaders. But then the conversation quickly turns to promotion; getting to the next level. There are many parts to this answer. […]

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5 Ways to Develop Empathy

Empathy is critical for any leader. It is a skill that helps you better understand customers, stakeholders, and team dynamics. The insights you receive from having empathy enable you to solve problems efficiently, allowing you, as a leader, to deliver great results. Empathetic leadership is the most appreciated leadership style today, simply because an empathetic […]