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mistakes at work

Ask Sheree: Minorities Get Singled Out At Work

Dear Sheree,
I am a 55-year-old male engineer who travels for his work 60% of the…

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filmmakers

How Two Filmmakers Are Taking on the Complexity of Black Girlhood

Nikyatu Jusu and Yvonne Shirley discuss their award-winning short film 'Flowers,' and how to work in the indie space as black female filmmakers

Nikyatu Jusu and Yvonne Shirley discuss their motivation to make ‘Flowers’ and navigating the indie…

By Kali Wilder

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identity

How to Embrace Your Identity to Increase Your Productivity

If you’re trying to be someone you’re not, you probably aren’t reaching your full potential at work

Check out these 5 strategies to help you discover your true identity and go from…

By Black Enterprise

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wellness

The Mask of Wellness: When Is It OK for Women to Say, “I Am Not Well”?

Handle stress with these empowering tips for busy women

The great poet Langston Hughes, as he evoked the voice of black women, once wrote,…

By Dr. Atira Charles

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stuck

Has a Recent Career Decision Left You Feeling Stuck?

Senior Brand Marketing Manager Yvonne Bryant shares tips to overcome feeling stuck in a career rut

Has a recent career decision left you feeling stuck? Yvonne Bryant Senior Brand Marketing Manager…

By Elisha Lowe RN, BSN, MBA

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network

Here’s What To Do When You Can’t Network

Use what you have to get what you want

Check out these few tips you can use to find other ways to effectively network…

By Safon Floyd

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manager

Here are Tricks to Managing Your Manager

Your managing up is as essential as their managing down

Check out this essentially list of tricks that will help you to manage your manager…

By Safon Floyd

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pitch

How to Really Make Your Pitch Stick and Story Resonate

Take your audience on a journey and give them faith in the future

Check out this pitching insight learned from working with such clients as Google, NASA, General…

By Black Enterprise

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drowning

6 Essential Keys to Not Drown at Work

Keep your head above water and make a wave when you can

Find out the 6 things you can do to avoid drowning under an ever surmounting…

By Safon Floyd

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concentrate

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Ability to Concentrate

You might think multitasking is increasing your productivity, but how focused are you during each task?

Check out these several reasons why your meetings aren’t as productive as you think —…

By Black Enterprise

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roundtable

3 Lessons I Learned Around the Executive Roundtable

Executives at a roundtable discussion are there to learn — and here’s what you can learn from them

Check out some of the important business takeaways learned from top executives, based on an…

By Black Enterprise

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World Hiring Day

Get Your Video Ready for the First Ever World Hiring Day

Secure your next job by just being yourself

Learn how a video could be the access you need to secure the job of…

By Safon Floyd

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balance

4 Fundamentals Key to Attaining Work-Life Balance

Find fulfillment in your life and career by concentrating on these four areas

Find out the four pillars under which everything else falls regardless of your status, wealth…

By Black Enterprise

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Work Stress

Ask Sheree: Owning Your Personal Power During Work Stress

Tips to cope with job challenges and come out on top

Dear Sheree, I am a seasoned professional with an MSW (Master of Social Work) who…

By Sheree Franklin-Hill

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black emotional intelligence

Black Emotional Intelligence (BEI) for Executives

Developing yours allows for fluid and agile movement across time, context, personnel, and circumstance

The following was written by James C. Wadley, Ph.D.:
As a licensed professional counselor and marriage,…

By Dr. James Wadley

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procrastination

Today is the Day We Fight Procrastination…and Win.

And to think---this day would fall directly after a holiday.

Today, September 6th, is the unofficial holiday, Fight Procrastination Day, for those who tend to…

By Safon Floyd

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3 Jobs Everyone Should Have

Three types of jobs that shape your career and your humanity

In one of my first jobs, I had a boss that, in reviews, told me…

By Natasha Miller Williams

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office romance

5 Ways to Govern Your Office Romance

If there is a will, there is a way

Check out 5 helpful tips for navigating your office romance to ensure your situation is…

By Safon Floyd

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social media mishaps

How to Avoid Social Media Mishaps in the Workplace

If employees’ inappropriate posts can be traced back to your company, they immediately become your problem, too.

It’s early on a Monday morning, but your office is already buzzing. At first, this…

By Black Enterprise

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helicopter parent

Your Helicopter Parent is Ruining Things for You

There is such a thing as going too far

There is a place where each child (or adult) must draw a firm line in…

By Safon Floyd

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How To

hire talent

How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

People make the difference. You can have incredible systems and procedures in place, the right software…

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grief

How to Deal With Grief While at Work

Regardless of where you live in the world, all of us in some way have…

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