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Networking Is a Super Power

The old question for success was “What do you know?” In the information age, though, we all have access to Google. Knowledge has become a commodity and is taken for granted. What you should be asking yourself instead is “What can you do, and who do you know?” (Yes, I know it should be whom, but…

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Making Introductions: Tips for A-List Networking

Perhaps you’ve already built a deep CHAMP Network through participation in Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), attending conferences, and building your personal brand on social media. You’ve started to build genuine relationships with a diverse collection of talented people. Now the real fun begins: making introductions. Everyday people make connections, but Superhero Networkers use introductions to create…

How Long Will You Continue to Work? Combating Age Discrimination

Age discrimination is gaining more attention in the media, as Baby Boomers’ influence in the workplace is dwindling. Millennials now comprise the largest segment of the workforce. Ask anyone over 50: it’s tough to compete with tech-savvy, confident 20-somethings who know how negotiate wages, benefits, and company culture. During several recent conversations within and around…

Race and Privilege: 10 Steps in the Right Direction (I Hope)

In the United States, few words are more polarizing than “race” and “racism.” Yet, Americans suffer from constant racial tension, race-based economic disparities, and institutionalized racism. White Americans must listen to people whose experiences and perspectives could inform and enlighten us. Our blindness to our own privilege is oppressive. Our sense of entitlement is embarrassing.…

My Book, My Business, and My Mission

I recently connected with Executive Coach Andre Boykin of Capital Idea. The first question he asked me was, “What are you creating in the world?” I loved the way he phrased the question. And I hope he doesn’t mind that I will be using it in the future. Later that day, I had an equally…

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Press releases, media mentions, and externally published articles. If you know of something we’ve missed, please send a link to amy@leadatanylevel.com. 2018.05.24 Corner of the Court Feature Article 2018.05.15 InsNerds Guest Blog Post: Coming Out in the Insurance Industry 2018.05.13 L@AL Press Release:  2018.05.13 L@AL Press Release:  2018.05.09 Small Town Leadership Feature Article 2018.04.02 L@AL…

Network Beyond Your Industry: 7 reasons to connect with “outsiders”

Network as Broadly as Possible In my programs on networking, I stress the importance of diversifying your professional network. This includes expanding your network beyond your current industry. The first step in assembling your CHAMP network, after all, is to build a relationship with your customer. And customers almost always work in a different industry.…

Employee Resource Groups: 4 Benefits for Companies

Author’s note: This article is adapted from my book, Network Beyond Bias. 4 Ways Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) Benefit Companies 1. Finding and attracting diverse talent There is a significant talent shortage in many industries. Many companies have aggressive recruiting goals they are struggling to meet. These companies may be in a rut: recruiting from…

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