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Learn to get comfortable with change

Learn to Get Comfortable with Change

Your world is changing more rapidly than ever before, bringing a barrage of industry discussions about disruption, agility, and resilience. Professionals who adapt quickly can seize new opportunities and manage their careers. It’s time for each of us to get comfortable with change. What Keeps CEOs Up at Night? Deloitte tells us that 90 percent…

Create a learning culture to engage employees

Why Create a Learning Culture?

Why Create a Learning Culture? Peter Drucker famously said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” In other words, your strategy will go nowhere if your culture doesn’t support it. I would take this a step further and say “culture IS strategy.” Any goal that you intend to reach will fail, unless your culture is aligned to that…

Inviting diverse clients into your insurance agency

Why Your Insurance Agency Should Be More Inclusive

Typically, my articles speak generally to professionals in a variety of roles and industries. Today though, I want to address insurance agents directly. Why Insurance Agents? I spent more than a decade working in the insurance industry. Because of this, I appreciate the unique role insurance plays in our society. First, insurance makes all economic…

Deviled eggs

Deviled Eggs and the Recipe for Success

My grandma’s deviled eggs were legendary. They were always the first thing to go at family gatherings. One time I asked her what she put in them to make them so good. She said “It’s not hard. You just put a little bit of whatever you’ve got in your fridge.” “But, Grandma,” I said, “I…

Network Like a CHAMP Networking Activity Journal

Networking Goals: How Much Networking Is Enough?

After a conference or corporate training event, I try to follow up with each participant. Have they made progress toward their goals? Are they using what they learned? What questions do they have? How can I help? This week, someone sent me the following response. Their question is one that other people may also wonder…

"Don't I know you?"

“Don’t I know you?” A lesson in inclusion

A fantastic question landed in my inbox, and I wanted to share it with you. “If I run into someone I know, presenting in a different gender outside of work, how should I handle that? Do I acknowledge that I recognize them? If so, do I use the name I know them as, or do…

Minda Harts Delivers with The Memo

My ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review of The Memo by Minda Harts: The Memo, by Minda Harts, is full of practical career advice for anyone struggling to navigate the unwritten rules of corporate America. What makes The Memo unique is that it centers the experience of black women in the workplace. Harts provides community for women of color…

How do you measure inclusive culture?

How do you measure “inclusive culture”?

It’s back-to-school time in Indiana, which means new teachers, new classes, and new classmates. Every year, I worry whether my kids will have friends in their classes, whether their teachers will recognize their unique talents, and whether the administrators support a truly inclusive learning environment. Is being an employee really any different? As our organizations…

Logos for Diverse Supplier Certifications

Indiana Diverse Supplier Certifications

Lead at Any Level, LLC is proud to announce its diverse supplier certifications as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) in the State of Indiana. This recognition allows women-owned companies like Lead at Any Level, LLC, as well as minority-owned companies, to compete with larger, more established firms when…

Living Corporate: Media as Mentorship

Living Corporate: Media as Mentorship

I often ask my audiences, “What perspectives does your network IGGNORE?” If you’ve read Network Beyond Bias or attended one of my programs, you know that “IGGNORE” is an acronym that represents different aspects of diversity. One great way to learn from different perspectives is to seek out media from non-traditional sources. You can even think…

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