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How to Get Useful Feedback When You’re a C-Suite Executive

C-Suite executives are often insulated from criticism and have increased autonomy and responsibility. Here’s how…

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What Patti LaBelle Taught Me About Business

How a night of unplanned entertainment turned into a business lesson

I had planned to work over the weekend but an opportunity to attend the concert…

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5 Tips to Help Companies Attract and Retain Minority Female Talent

Key ways companies can respond to workplace issues faced by women of color

A report by Working Mother Research Institute offers tips to help companies create a more…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Ways to Be the Mentee Every Mentor Wants

Learn how to make the most of your mentor-mentee relationship

Five helpful tips for young professionals looking to improve their role in a mentor-mentee relationship.

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5 Brilliant Ways to Begin Your Next Presentation

Darlene Price, president of Well Said Inc, shares tips for holding your audience's attention

Darlene Price, president of Well Said Inc, shares tips for gaining control of your next…

By Brittany Dandy

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Dear New Graduates: 10 Lessons for the Newly Employed

Tips for long-term workplace success

Here is an open letter to recent college graduates on what to do and what…

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Make Peace With Your Inner ‘Maverick’

Why the 9-to-5 routine may not be for you

Have you ever considered that, all things being equal, your success and happiness might require…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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5 Success Tactics for Trailblazers in Business

Strategies for innovation and business success

Ethel J. Davis, principal of VZD Capital Management, talks about five strategies business trailblazers employ.

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Rose Stuckey Kirk Shares Insights in ColorComm Twitter Chat

Verizon executive offers tips for healthy work/life balance

Chief Social Responsibility Officer, Rose Stuckey Kirk, shares career insights and advice in ColorComm Twitter…

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5 Strategies for Building Your Emotional Intelligence

Improve your outcomes in the workplace and beyond

Emotional intelligence is our ability to be aware of, influence, and express our emotions, and…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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5 Female LEVO Mentors You Should Know

Meet dynamic Levo women willing to help you navigate your career

Meet 5 female Levo mentors that may help you to navigate your career.

By Brittany Dandy

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So You Want To Be Famous?

The Root Live talks how to become famous and the best way to use it for business

The Root Live talks how to achieve fame and the best way to use it…

By Brittany Dandy

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[WATCH] Veterans Talk Transitioning from Military to Civilian World

Veterans at US based company's talk how they transitioned from military to Civilian world

Veterans at top US based companies talk about how they transitioned Military to Civilian world.

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Dr. Steve Perry Talks Leadership, Education, and Our Children

This dynamic educator is transforming our communities

African American educator is working to effect change in our communities.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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‘This is Her Way’ Founder Talks Accountability and Sisterhood

Sherry Williams says professional women crave spaces to celebrate who they are

Sherry Williams, founder of ‘This is Her Way’ talks accountability and sisterhood.

By Brittany Dandy

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Delatorro McNeal II Delivers Closing Keynote to 80 Countries

The professional speaker talks breaking into the industry

Delatorro was named the closing keynote speaker at The Million Dollar Round Table Annual Convention…

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5 Resources for Turning Veterans into Entrepreneurs

Are you ready to enter the world of entrepreneurship?

As a military veteran, are you ready to enter the world of entrepreneurship? Check out…

By Kandia Johnson

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7 Job Search Tools For Veterans

Find employment after military service with these invaluable resources

Are you or someone you know struggling to find employment after military service? If so,…

By Kandia Johnson

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What Masks and Identities Do You Bring to Work?

Using Rachel Dolezal as an opportunity to self-reflect

The identities that we utilize in our lives are based on the experiences, values, and…

By Dr. Atira Charles

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5 Tips For Starting Your Own Magazine

Tenyse Williams, co-founder of Dapper Dads Magazine, shares her secrets

Many niche writers have dreams of one day starting their own magazine or publication but…

By Brittany Dandy

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Great Tips for Female Creative Directors

Set yourself apart from the crowd

AdWeek contributor, Edward Broches reports on 18 great things creative directors can do everyday to…

By Brittany Dandy

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10 Steps to Asking for the Raise You Desire

Tips for getting the pay increase you want

Key tips for negotiating the salary you desire

By Courtney Connley

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Dr. Ruben West’s Advice for Professional Speaking

Strategies for communicating effectively

Professional athletes spend hours watching film of themselves in action. They are looking for things…

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7 LinkedIn Upgrades That Will Help You Find a Job

Key ways to help you maximize your profile

Seven upgrades that will help you maximize your LinkedIn profile.

By Courtney Connley

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3 Tips to Help Graduates Land Employment

Helpful advice for college graduates looking to enter the workforce

Three useful tips to help college graduates land employment

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10 Ways to Become More Likeable in Business

If you want people do business with you or invest in your firm check your likeability factor

If you want people to do business with you, you have to be perceived as…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Tips to Help Millennials Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance

Survey shows nearly half of millennials report an increase in their work hours

Five tips to help young professionals create a better work-life balance.

By Courtney Connley

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[WATCH] 3 Healthy Ways To Manage Working With Jerks

Michigan University professor, Gretchen Spreitzer, talks how to navigate de-energizing relationships in the workplace

Michigan University professor, Gretchen Spreitzer, talks how to navigate de-energizing relationships in the workplace.

By Brittany Dandy

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Be Empowered: A Simple Strategy for Today’s Young Woman to Find Success

'The Girlprint' author Valeisha Butterfield shares secrets for ultimate advancement

Valeisha Butterfield, author and WEEN co-founder who has seen major career success since age 18…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How Job-Hopping Affects Your Career

Survey shows the pros and cons to job-hopping

New survey shows the benefits and negative impact of job-hopping on an employee’s career.

By Courtney Connley

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4 Career Building Tips for College Students on Summer Break

Tips for helping college students be better prepared for the workforce

Tips and advice to help college students get ahead in their career.

By Courtney Connley

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The Big Career Mistake That’s Causing Recent Grads to Miss Out on Income

Survey shows only 38 percent of millennials negotiate their salary

A recent survey by NerdWallet says that only 38 percent of recent college graduates negotiate…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Essential Factors to Consider When Selecting a Career

These elements could prove critical to your long-term career satisfaction

Which factors should you consider in determining which career is right for you? They could…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Five Aspects of Body Language That Affect Business Communication

These unspoken cues can make or break understanding in the office

Master these techniques to communicate better in business.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Hot Summer Reads: Top Picks On the U.S. Army

Books to help you understand the Army's history, strategy and overall environment

Whether you’re considering a career in the U.S. Army or an active service member, there…

By Kandia Johnson

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3 Top Reasons Good Business Relationships Go Sour

Take heed to these and don't be a victim or violator

Avoid these pitfalls with your colleagues and clients who you’ve built solid relationships with.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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How Young Professionals Can Land a Job in Media

CEO of Emma Bowen Foundation, Rahsaan Harris, offers tips for working in media

Emma Bowen Foundation CEO shares tips and advice for young professionals looking to work in…

By Courtney Connley

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[SURVEY] The 40-hour Work Week is Dead

Research shows that the majority of full-time working Americans put in more than forty hours

Research shows that the majority of full-time working Americans, put in more than forty hours.…

By Brittany Dandy

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Top Reasons Workers Leave Their Jobs

New survey reveals the top factors the lead to an employee quitting

New survey released by EY reveals the top reasons workers quit their jobs.

By Courtney Connley

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How to Handle the Emotions of Racial Injustice While at Work

In the aftermath of Freddie Gray case, here's how to cope while in the office

As our country sits enraged about numerous moments of injustice, we still have to get…

By Dr. Atira Charles

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Top Jobs and Industries for the Class of 2015

Graduating from college in a few weeks? Here are some of the top industries for new graduates

Graduating from college in a few weeks? Here are some of the top industries for…

By Kandia Johnson

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The 5 Best Cities for Women Owned Business

The top cities for women owned businesses

Some of the best cities for women owned business include Boulder, Colorado, Sante Fe Mexico…

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[WATCH] Black Enterprise and Combs Enterprises’ Kenny Burns Celebrate the ‘Good Life’ with Google Hangout

Lifestyle specialist talks fulfilling career, brand management and inspiration

Black Enterprise hosted a Google Hangout, sponsored by Lexus, with Kenny Burns, SVP of brand…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Survey Says Bad Bosses are the Leading Cause of Bad Work-Life Balance

Participants offer solutions to help improve employees work-life balance

New survey from Workfront says that a bad boss is the No. 1 cause of…

By Courtney Connley

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3 Things You Must Do to Achieve Post Promotion Success

Three counterintuitive things that will improve your chance of success after a promotion

Here are three counterintuitive things you must do to reach success after a promotion.

By Brittany Dandy

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3 Big Tips to Brand Following Success

Founder of Curls Understood, Sylvia Kerali, reveals her insights on building a successful following

Sylvia Kerali gives her three big tips on how to achieve brand following success.

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Post Interview Etiquette: 5 Tips for Handwriting Proper Thank You Notes

Jotting down a proper thank you is a sure way to stand out from the rest

Tips to handwritten thank you notes that help interview candidates stand out from the crowd.

By Brittany Dandy

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Female Professionals Winning: 5 Work-Life Balance Tips to Stay Sane

Steps to reach your highest potential and tap into your power

Five successful professional women share their tips on maintaining a healthy work-life balance while climbing…

By Brittany Dandy

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[JOIN US LIVE] Kenny Burns and Black Enterprise Celebrating the ‘Good Life’

Google Hangout to be hosted April 22 to talk ultimate success with Combs Enterprises executive

Lexus and Black Enterprise is hosting a Google Hangout with Combs Enterprises executive Kenny Burns…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Fool-Proof Career Advancement Tips from Powerful Women

'The success of every single woman is an inspiration for another'

Some the best career advice from some of the world’s most influential women of our…

By Kandia Johnson

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Best Answer to the Question: What are your salary requirements?

Gain control over your new salary in your next interview

Get interviewers to make first offer and gain control over your new salary during an…

By Brittany Dandy

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5 Unconventional Places to Network This Spring

Don't forget to add a few places to network to your social calendar

In the midst of making plans to enjoy warmer temperatures don’t forget to add a…

By Kandia Johnson

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

Active ways millennial women can make a difference today

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young Professionals: 7 Boss Moves to Make Before Attending Any Conference

A smart leader's guide to maximizing your experience

If you’re a millennial, entry-level employee or boss on the come-up attending a professional, don’t…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top Three Ways to Attract and Retain Millennial Talent

Tips for helping companies engage millennials in the workforce

Executive leadership expert, Curtis Odom, shares tips for helping companies attract and retain top millennial…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Signs It’s Time To Divorce Your Employer

Career coach shares cues for saying goodbye to your employer

Nicole K. Webb, a human resource consultant and founder of the NK Webb Group, shares…

By Kandia Johnson

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Jovian Zayne Talks Living on Purpose, Plus Partying with FLOTUS

The jovial expert helps others to live their best lives, purposely

Chances are that if you check in multiple times a day via Instagram to obsess…

By Essence Gant

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Interview and Get the Job With These Winning Tips

Ace your next meeting with this advice

Use these tips to ace your next interview.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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3 Strategies for Ultimate Time Management

At the top of the week, it's great to get a good start in protecting a valuable asset

Use these strategies to make a bigger impact in the workplace, increasing productivity and reducing…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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6 Women of Power Quotes that Will Inspire You to Elevate Your Career

Motivating quotes from Women of Power speakers and honorees

Six inspiring quotes from Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of Power Summit

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Women of Power Summit: 5 Career-Boosting Lessons from Mellody Hobson

Tips from the power woman and president of Ariel Investments L.L.C.

A list of five career lessons we learned from Mellody Hobson’s one-on-one conversation at the…

By Courtney Connley

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Women of Power: How to Make a Vision Board

Lisa Nichols gave women the power to manifest goals through creative visualization

Vision Boards are a powerful way to manifest dreams and goals in life. So the…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Beware Toxic Employess

Five Tips for Handling Tough Workplace Personalities

How to use emotional intelligence with office peers

Learn how to not only deal with different personalities at work, but get along with…

By Jamie Harrison

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Women’s History Month: 5 Tips to Get What You’re Worth

Don't shortchange yourself from getting the best for your life

If you’re a professional woman, you won’t want to forget these four pivotal tips in…

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4 Savvy Things Every Recruiter Must Do to Find Good Talent

Expert shares how recruiters and human resources professionals can find great talent effectively and efficiently.

By Janell Hazelwood

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The 4 Cs of Being a Powerbroker

Skilled negotiator and business leader Harold W. Johnson II shares secrets

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A powerbroker is defined as “a person or group having the ability…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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3 Ways to Escalate Career Development for Rookies

Use these strategies to get ahead

You’ve just started a career that you love. And while your education—and likely your charisma—helped you…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Black Women Who Work Night Shifts at Higher Risk for Diabetes

Working the night shift may be wearing on your health

A study published in Diabetologia used data from the Black Women’s Health Study to conclude that…

By Essence Gant

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Deidre Jefferies Talks ‘Kingdom’, Shares Wealth with Fashion Designers

This rising designer talks her label and fashion's money resources

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Deidre Jefferies was born and raised in D.C. where she was inspired by the…

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee on Leadership and Standing Alone

She is not afraid to stand against the majority

Some of the most successful women in the world are women who are simply not…

By Kandia Johnson

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8 Tips to Accelerate Your Climb Up the Corporate Ladder

With this strategy you can boost your chances to get the corner office you deserve

This strategy can help you boost your visibility and get the corner office you deserve.

By Marquita Miller

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Leadership at Work: 3 Ways to Sharpen Your Communication Skills

These steps will help you enhance dialogue and listening skills

Use these strategies to enhance your dialogue in the workplace for leadership success.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Boss Habits: 5 Steps to Boost Your Executive Presence

Can you thrive in unpredictable circumstances? Relate to an audience? Learn how

Whether a manager, entry-level professional or budding entrepreneur, this strategy can help you enhance your…

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6 Kinds of Small Businesses That Don’t Qualify for Bank Loans

Do your research to find alternatives if starting one of these

Funding a new business is not something that most people can do on their own,…

By Cristie Leondis

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A Perfect Pair: The Role of Competence and Confidence in Business

Understanding this vital match will help boost your success

Don’t underestimate the necessity of this vital pair to your professional success.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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A Winning Network: 3 Critical Relationships for Career Survival

These people will ensure your professional success can be sustained

As you climb the ladder, it’s vital to ensure you have established several critical relationships…

By Michelle Awuku-Tatum

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Lucidity CEO Michele Gilliam Morrissey Talks Tips for Communicating Competence

Knowing how language and relatability correlate with your skills is vital

Michele Gilliam Morrissey, CEO of Lucidity, a corporate communications and consulting firm, shares strategies to…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Why You Should Ditch Your Traditional Five-Year Career Plan

Three tips for developing a scalable strategy that works for you

As you grow, develop, acquire new skills, and stumble upon new dreams it is important…

By Daron Pressley

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Setting Intentions: How to Get Your Desired Outcome

This four-step strategy will help you focus and see results

Check out this four-step strategy to produce the ideal outcome in any situation—from home to…

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From Tech to Style: Web Developer Launches E-Commerce Fashion Retailer

ERIN/ANDERSON provides quality at an affordable price

There’s no doubt that millennial women are hustlers. Avonda Turner is the definition of a…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Why Procrastination Hurts Your Performance

It's a choice you make, that postpones the opportunity to take action

Ever get a sinking feeling when you set out to complete a task—especially one that’s…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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15 Quotes to Inspire Business Growth and Leadership

Here are some words of wisdom from top leaders

Whether you’re a small business owner, corporate executive or new employee climbing the corporate ladder,…

By Kandia Johnson

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Workplace Conflict Resolution: Two of the Most Useful Models

Try these strategies to best manage issues and diffuse problems in the office

Based on research, collaboration and accommodation play a major role in resolving conflict at work.…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Job Search Success: 3 Résumé Myths Debunked

Executive recruiter offers tips for more success in getting a new gig

Deborah Manning, senior Partner of Human Resources Search Division at Lucas Group, a recruitment…

By Courtney Connley

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7 ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ Career Moves We Can Learn from Missy Elliott

Here are some of her bossiest moves, from her start to Super Bowl stardom

Top-selling, legendary music start Missy Elliott’s major career moves started well before the Super Bowl.…

By Essence Gant

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How To Get Hired…Even With A Few Employment Blemishes

4 tips to explain flaws in your employment history during a job interview

Whether it’s a layoff, termination or abrupt resignation, chances are you’ll have to face a…

By Kandia Johnson

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Part Two: Google SVP Reveals Top Resume Mistakes

The Google SVP answers common resume questions

After “The Biggest Mistakes I see on Resumes, and How to Correct Them“ received over…

By Essence Gant

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Part One: Google SVP Reveals Top Resume Mistakes

Laszlo Bock reveals big resume don'ts

Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of People Operations at Google, wrote a two-part feature on…

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Five Steps to Own Your Dreams

Ona Brown, founder of World Impact Now shares how to turn vision into reality

Ona Brown, life coach and founder of World Impact Now (WIN), shares steps in order…

By Marquita Miller

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Women of Power Summit: Social Media 101 for Senior Professionals

Tech leader and panelist Angela Pitter shares the 5 tough truths and strategy

Social media isn’t just a playground for millennials. Check out tips from Angela Pitter, a…

By Raqiyah Mays

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6 Things You Should be Doing While You’re Unemployed

Unemployed? Don’t wait for things to happen, get out and make them happen

Regardless if you’re a recent graduate looking to begin a new career or a seasoned…

By Kandia Johnson

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Success Today: My Message to Millennials

As I gratefully celebrate my 80th birthday, here's business advice key to your success no matter what generation you claim membership in.

While I am decades removed, in terms of age and lifestyle, from where you may…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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[Infographic] 13 Tips for Happiness in the Workplace

What does it really take to be happy at work?

In a study by Happify, only 47% Americans reported being satisfied with their job. Men…

By Kandia Johnson

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New Year,New You: The Best Jobs For Your Personality Type

How to find a suitable career for your personality

There are some of us who decide on a career path very early in life.…

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5 Seeds to Sow and Reap Big in 2015

If you want different results, you must plant different seeds

Have you ever read a book and received a profound take away? What about watching…

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Get Connected in the New Year: 5 Professional Networks for Black Women

Get connected and better your career in the new year

Network, network, network. It’s probably one of the most said words among professionals. Whether you’re on…

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Hate Your Job? Quit…But Not Before You Read This

Check out these five tips before making your decision

Per a Gallup report released on October 10, 2013, there are way more unhappy people…

By Monica Cost

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New Year, New You: 6 Tips to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Learn to do better in time management and productivity with these tips

Next year should be about working smarter to reach your goals. Here’s how.

By Kandia Johnson

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Gallup: Employees Favor Men Bosses, Though Women Prove Better

Do you prefer a male or female boss?

In 1953, 66% of Americans preferred working for a male boss, only 5% preferred working…

By Essence Gant

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Women of Power Summit panelist Lauren "LC" Johnson talks using platform to boost careers

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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6 Perfect Work-From-Home Jobs for Family-Focused Women

Have the best of both worlds with these stay-at-home jobs

These jobs are ideal for family-focused women and stay-at-home moms who want to maximize time…

By Essence Gant

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The Tech Skills That Got People Hired In 2014

From data mining to user interface design, Linked In research reveals advantageous qualifications

Tech skills dominated LinkedIn’s end-of-year list of skills in demand, ranging from data mining to…

By Patrick Austin

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Do Your Career Resolutions Pack a Punch?

Follow these 3 strategies to get ahead of the game for 2015

Do your career resolutions inspire you to get up early or stay up to achieve…

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Two Young and Powerful Lawyers Are Successfully Building Their Firm

Donte Mills and Lennon Edwards provide advice for young lawyers

Donte Mills and Lennon Edwards provide advice for young lawyers, and tell us how they…

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Expat Life: Young Professional Relocates Family from Atlanta to Abu Dhabi

The Founder of The Global Gazette moved so her husband could fulfill his career dream

Thinking of relocating overseas? Then consider this family’s relocation tips.
Tamara Clark, Founder of The Global…

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From Prison to Purpose: 3 Steps to Owning Your Power

Find the key to unlock the door of determination and encouragement

Entrepreneur Lucinda Cross details how prison taught her valuable lessons about the human spirit and…

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4 Steps to Developing Solid Business Relationships

Use this strategy to create a network that is long-standing and lucrative

This strategy will ensure your relationships are lucrative, longstanding and not a flash in the…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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3 Ways to Separate Work From Personal on Your Mobile Device

Try these tips to avoid messy fallout or conflicts of interest

Take heed to these tips as to avoid messy mishaps, conflicts of interest or embarrassing…

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Keke Taught Us: 7 Power Moves We Can All Learn From the Young Star

The multi-talented celebrity proves she's just as bright as she is beautiful

Big star Keke Palmer has been getting much attention lately, and rightfully so. The actress…

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Young Leaders: Karen Civil Talks Fighting Female Stereotypes in the Hip-Hop & Media Industries

Branding strategist gives tips for success for young women

Brand strategist and entertainment professional Karen Civil shares how young women can succeed in male-dominated…

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5 Quick Steps to Ensure You Look Like a Boss

Take heed to these grooming tips to be taken seriously in the workplace

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6 Ways to Snap into Greater Success in 2015

Take this advice to see success

The new year is coming. Are you prepared?

By Marquita Miller

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10 Motivation Career Insights from the Bible

Check out these powerful scriptures for any challenges climbing up the ladder

These ten inspirational verses from the Bible, known as the world’s best-selling book, inspire…

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Cool Jobs: Get Hip To ‘Black & Sexy TV,’ The Now Generation’s Netflix

Dennis Dortch and Numa Perrier are beautifying the game

Dennis Dortch and Numa Perrier are two of the four founders of Black & Sexy…

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Study Shows Why American’s Don’t Take Vacation

Have Americans adopted an all work no play culture?

Are you one of the many U.S. workers who are not using their vacation time?…

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Business Etiquette 101: 5 Rules Every Professional Should Know

These nuances could make or break an opportunity

Sometimes opportunities are lost and gained simply because of business courtesy or nuances. Here’s etiquette…

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3 Sage Tips to Overcome Career Setbacks

Failure is a common part of life that should motivate and inspire. Here's why

Whether you’re a professional or entrepreneur, here’s a strategy to help you recover from setbacks.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Student Athlete Career Readiness: Howard University Athletic Director Talks Advocacy

Louis “Skip" Perkins details how undergrads can prep for employment

For many years there has been a universal stereotype that the majority of collegiate athletes…

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Relocating? How to Build a New Professional Network

Whether it's your next opportunity or a fresh start, here's how to expand your network

Relocating for a new opportunity or just a fresh start? Check out these tips on…

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Relax, Relate, Release: 4 Calm Steps to Accomplish Any Goal

This approach can ensure you're effectively approaching issues with a clear head

This four-step approach will ensure you’re approaching issues effectively and with a clear head.

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3 Essential Steps to Discouraging Social Loafing

Nip this productivity-stealing habit in the bud with this strategy

Have you ever worked in a group where some members contributed and others did not?…

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4 Ways To Get Noticed for the Job You Want

Don't let another opportunity pass you by

Figuring out how to climb the ladder within your company is no easy task. You’ve…

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NOBEL Women Executive Director Waikinya Clanton Talks Leadership (Part 2)

The 28-year-old exec shares her career advice

Naysayers might tell you that you’re not ready for a big opportunity, but you have…

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NOBEL Women Executive Director Waikinya Clanton Talks Leadership

Organization teaches women how to become exceptional leaders

One organization that has made an effort to help women become powerful leaders is Washington,…

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Young PR Pro Hosts National Empowerment Events to Elevate Career

Founder and CEO Lillie Mae gives advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

Founder of Lillie Mae Public Relations firm,  talks how empowering others to succeed helps her…

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3 Career Lessons You can Learn From Hip-Hop Cash King Jay-Z

Get the blueprint to success here

As Jay-Z continues to evolve, and reinvent the game of artistry and business there are…

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15 Business Quotes For Every Successful Entrepreneur

The feeling of winning has never felt better

Greatness requires work, skill, a bit of luck, and a whole lot of faith. As…

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3 Ways to Empower Yourself Outside the Office

Clinical therapist Terrie Williams shares tips on finding power

Author and clinical therapist Terrie Williams shares three tips on professional and personal empowerment.

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From Frustration into Profit: Former Dancer Talks Journey to Launch Eco-Friendly Undergarments

Erin Carpenter, founder of Nude Barre, saw void in the market and decided to fill it

Erin Carpenter, CEO of Nude Barre, a specialty line of eco friendly undergarments, talks turning…

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6 Reasons Working For Free Can Get You Paid

Sometimes it's worth the risk when you can get a return on your time investment

Working for free can be a gamble, but keeping these six things in mind will…

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Why Your Personal Life Impacts Your Professional Brand

Brands don’t only pertain to businesses, but people, as well.

We can’t help it. Whether we hear Apple, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, or Target, we habitually create…

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We All Need Advice: 

Staring a side business is scary, and most times this will be your first time stepping out on faith but you are not alone. Finding a mentor or someone who has already paved the way can be beneficial in your own success. He or she can offer advice on what mistakes to avoid and what steps to make to ensure success. "Don't be afraid,” says Speller. “Just do it."

The Career Advice You Rarely Hear…..

Your mindset determines your success

One of the many reasons why people get stuck in a job rut is they…

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Are Your Emotions Sabotaging Your Success?

Learn how to manage your emotions to increase your success

Psychology Today defines emotional intelligence as “the ability to identify and manage your own emotions…

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How to Access High-Powered Business Networking on LinkedIn

Learn how to expand your business network

LinkedIn offers a goldmine of opportunity for business savvy professionals who want to capitalize on…

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How To Handle Workplace Gossip and Stay Productive On the Job

Learn the 3 tips necessary to deal with trash talk in the office

3 ways to effectively handle the trash talking and gossip that takes place in your…

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10 African Proverbs to Inspire Every Entrepreneur

From Xhosa to Ashanti, these quotes will inspire

In life and business, these African Proverbs can help you find motivation to achieve success.

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Why Management Is Not Leadership

It's vital to know the difference between the two

Although management and leadership are complementary, they are, by no means, the same thing. In…

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Singer Avant Talks Music Business and Changing Landscape of R&B

With more than 10 years in the business, he offers wisdom for young talent

Singer-songwriter Avant talks the business behind the music industry, longevity and advice for young talent…

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10 Career-Building Tips For Aspiring Publicists

PR professional Kandis Knight offers advice to rookies

Kandis Knight, the knowledgeable publicist, offers some tools and tips for any aspiring PR personality…

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Branding Out: 4 Strategies for Perception Management

Finding a balance between what's real and what's not can help you leverage success

Use these tips for better business branding.

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[RECAP] Oprah’s ‘The Life You Want Weekend’ in Washington, D.C.

Check out highlights from this East Coast stop

Now is the time to escalate your passion, purpose, vision, and mission. The key to…

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Present Like a Pro: 3 Tips for Mastering Professional Presentations

Use this strategy to make a vital part of business that much easier

Check out this quick guide on how to give a polished, professional presentation.

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The Sports Resume: ESPN Recruiters Share Tips for Gaining Employment

Three professionals detail keys to employment

Three recruiters from ESPN get real about how to get employed in the sports industry.

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WIE Symposium Inspires and Connects Female Power Players

Media and business leaders offer insights on success and advancement

WIE Symposium inspires NYC businesswomen with empowering event that includes insights from top power players…

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National Black MBA Conference: How to Rule the Corner Office

Cub Foods' Keith Wyche shares 6 unavoidable realities of being the boss

Keith Wyche, president and CEO of Cub Foods, talks unavoidable realities executives face and strategy…

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How To Manage Emotions In The Workplace

Carrying too much emotional baggage could result in a total breakdown

Emotions are a touchy subject because we like to act like they don’t have an…

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The Sports Resume: How to Use Professional References

Has inclusion become an archaic practice?

Employment experts have many theories as to whether job seekers should include professional references on…

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Take Advantage of Workplace Opportunities to Enhance Your Career

This strategy will get you on the right track

As we get wrapped up in our daily grind it is important for us to…

By Daron Pressley

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Texting Etiquette Every Professional Needs to Know

With popularity of non-verbal communication, there are still rules to follow

Don’t let a few hundred characters derail your career success. Though texting has become more…

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Flawless Leadership Lessons from Beyoncé: 3 #PowerMoves for Success 


Even if you're not part of the Bey Hive, these tips will help you upgrade your skills

Not part of the Bey hive who loves superstar Beyonce? Doesn’t matter. Her killer work…

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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