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Power Women: 3 Ways to Overcome Workplace Stereotypes

HR and career development professional shares insider secrets to success

Workplace stereotypes are still prevalent in terms of how women are perceived. Here’s how you…

By Antoine Moss

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NASCAR Appoints New Managing Director of Brand and Consumer Marketing

Kenny Mitchell brings leadership experience from companies including Gatorade/PepsiCo

Kenny Mitchell has been named managing director of brand and consumer marketing, NASCAR announced recently.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Life-Changing Leadership Lessons from a Batkid

Take a cue from Miles' fearless journey to see his wish become reality

San Francisco’s Bay Area has been shut down by a fearless 5-year-old battling leukemia dubbed…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Miles Davis Biopic: Don Cheadle Set to Expand Career Profile with Directorial Debut

Actor working in collaboration with family, Herbie Hancock

Actor Don Cheadle is making more Hollywood boss moves with a new Miles Davis biopic…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Epic Records VP Shares How Women Can Break Out and Make it to the Top

Traci Adams' keys to success: Power guidance and confidence

From Georgia to New York City, Traci Adams has made her mark on the music…

By Amber McKynzie

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4 Smart Habits of Your Boss You Should Mimic

Many things your supervisor avoids doing are the most telling

Your boss can be a perfect source for leadership inspiration. And oftentimes it’s what he…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Productivity Faux Pas? 3 Smart Reasons Being a Late Sleeper Is Not Such a Bad Thing

It's quite fine if you'd rather get your best work done well after the crack of dawn

True early risers see productivity benefits, but here are 3 reasons night owls—and late sleepers—…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Gladiators in Action: 5 Ways to Avoid Scandal in Your Career

Take a cue from Olivia Pope's team of fixers to avoid professional travesties

Scandal’s popular gladiators can teach us all a thing or two about avoiding scandals in…

By Antoine Moss

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Cool Jobs: Former Marketing Executive Launches the Ultimate Beauty Arsenal

Entrepreneur took experience working with moguls like Russell Simmons to thrive in self-employment

Founder and CEO of COCOTIQUE talks transiting from marketing career into beauty industry entrepreneur.

By Kimberly Wilson

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Career Servant: 3 Steps to Standing Out via Service

Volunteering not only serves organization, but your professional bottom line

You can maximize your career success options by simply doing good deeds on a daily…

By Antoine Moss

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African Diaspora Awards to Kick Off with UN Ambassadorial Tour for Young Professionals

Tour will facilitate networking and career development

To kick off the African Diaspora Awards, Applause Africa is hosting the ADA Ambassadorial Tour…

By Janell Hazelwood

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It’s Criticism, Not Hate: How to Take Critique in the Workplace

Don't lose the lesson while you're all in your feelings

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No one is always right or does everything perfect. It’s a fact of life.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boardwalk Empire’s Dr. Narcisse: 3 Career Lessons on Influence and Power

Show's villian can teach a thing or two about boosting the boss moves---barring murder and mischief

Dr. Narcisse of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” can teach a thing or two about boosting the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Africa-America Institute CEO Talks Authoritative Confidence for Women Leaders

Amini Kajunju gives her strategy for global leadership achievement

Africa-America Institute CEO Amini Kajunju shares her insights on strategic career building for prospective women…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Could Managers Learn a Thing or Two From Video Games? Apparently, Yes

Take a page from developers to entice millennials to excel in the workplace

One writer says that if managers can tap into the strategy game developers use, they…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top Performers: All Roads Lead to Mindfulness

Re-evaluating the way you go about your tasks can lead to less stress on the job

How can we truly quiet our minds and produce great work, without falling victim to…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Push It to the Limit: How to Become the MVP of Your Company

Embrace the concept of 'stretchwork' to become better than average

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Have you been feeling as if you aren’t exactly where you deserve to…

By Antoine Moss

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Put in Work: 4 Habits of Creative People That Can Lead to Success

Take a cue from artists' and writers' discipline and routine

Writers and artists might be viewed as footloose and fancy free, but some of their…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Power of the Collab: 4 Smart Reasons to Partner Up

You can make bigger boss moves by having a team

Innovators should use discernment when offering ideas, but one writer says collaboration may be the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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7 Habits of Awesome Communicators

Check out these qualities of exemplary leaders with gift of gab

You may admire that awesome leader who has the gift of gab, but what’s behind…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Up on Game: 5 Ways to Keep Your Career Skills Fresh

Use this strategy to remain competitive in your industry

Awesome leaders know they have to continue to strengthen their career talents and skills. Here’s…

By Antoine Moss

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Fearless Boss Moves: Top Career Lessons from Breaking Bad

Take a page from Walter White on fearlessness and purpose

Hit AMC show Breaking Bad has career lessons about fearlessness and fate that we could…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Former Hollywood Exec Makes Dream of a Global Women’s Network a Reality

Dee Poku talks global experiences and creating a female empowerment platform

Dee Poku left a successful career as a Hollywood studio executive to co-found WIE Network,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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My Boss Moves Are Better Than Yours: 5 Things Influential People Do Best

Take a cue from leaders you admire on what really gives them the 'it' factor

We all admire great leaders and talented celebrities, but what really drives that “it” factor…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Knight Foundation Awards $3.6 Million for Black Male Networking Initiative

Recipiant BMe will facilitate connecting successful men for civic and leadership advocacy

The Knight Foundation has granted $3.6 million to a pilot program that will promote networking…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Activate Conference to Draw Leaders in Business, Entertainment and Media to New York

Speakers include Les Brown and actress Malinda Williams, among others

Power women and men will gather in New York for the inaugural Activate Conference Sept.…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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4 Savvy Ways Investing in Human Capital Equals Great Returns

Reverse poor people management with this strategy

You can reverse poor people management by using this strategy to invest in valuable human…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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5 Stellar Success Principles: High Achievers Share Real-Life Words of Wisdom

These tips, from Les Brown to Wayne Dyer, will help catapult your advancement

From Les Brown to George Fraser, these five stellar leadership principles will help you take…

By Antoine Moss

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3 ‘Dumb’ Phrases Every Great Leader Should Avoid

Entrepreneur says these 'dumb' quips won't help any manager's plight for success

One writer says these top communication faux pas are often unnecessary and ineffective for manager…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Be Inspired: Top Successful Women Who Got the Axe and Thrived

From Kerry Washington to Oprah Winfrey, these ladies shined after defeat

From Kerry Washington to Star Jones, these power women of color used temporary losses as…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leadership: The Art of Storytelling & Influence

Use this strategy to upgrade your communications and marketing skills

Key professionals often overlook the power of storytelling, not only in communications but in the…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Millennial Mojo: Young Chamber of Commerce CEO Share Tips for Success

Natalie Cofield talks young professional advancement & corporate turnaround

Powerhouse CEO and entrepreneur Natalie Cofield shares tips for young women professionals on climbing up…

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Professional Picks: Forbes ’100 Best Websites for Women’

Check out the career-focused standouts that made the list

Forbes released its fourth annual list of best sites for women. Here’s a snapshot of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Toughest Career Questions and How to Gain Clarity

One writer says this process helps her become clear on her next big steps

Questions and answers are part of self-evaluation, but some are backed by fear and insecurity.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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9 Advancement Goals for Smart Working Women

This checklist will help keep you on track for success

If you’re a working woman who seeks success, this checklist will help you stay on…

By Janell Hazelwood

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7 Smart Qualities of an Awesome Startup Employee

Thinking of working for a small business? Check out these positive traits

Working for a startup is totally different from working for an established Fortune 500. Check…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Professional Longevity: Are You a Future-Proof Employee?

Here's what employers will be expecting from their workforce

Companies are increasingly looking to attract professionals who possess a range of interpersonal and networking…

By Sonia Alleyne

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9 Awesome Certifications to Make You More Marketable

What better way to become more competitive than upgrading your knowledge?

Nothing like more knowledge to boost your resume. Here are a few options to get…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leadership Tip: Perks & Money Alone Won’t Retain Workers

But, these four key things will

In an era where 70% of workers are unhappy and disengaged, pay and benefits alone…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How Blogging Can Help Brand You as An Expert

Build a Web platform that makes you more marketable

If you’re the best of the best in your industry, it’s best people know it.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Toxic Thoughts Hindering You From Career Advancement

Don't let prevalent myths get in the way of professional success

These common myths or fears are keeping you from success. Here’s how to overcome them.

By Janell Hazelwood

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The 3 Types of Trust Leaders Need in the Workplace

To get ahead, learn what drives the crucial relationships in your organization

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Most people don’t fail at work because of incompetence. Most people who struggle in…

By Sonia Alleyne

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On Your A-Game: 3 Smart Career Qualities from the Field to the Office

Take a page from sports pros on how to win at the office

Here are a few traits athletes embody that may help you approach your career goals…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Young Boss: How to Manage When Your Team is Older

Don't let age be a hindrance to leadership success

So you’re younger than your team, and you’re in charge. Here’s how to manage.

By Janell Hazelwood

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MBA Season: Mastering Your Business School Elevator Pitch

How to create a stellar narrative about the brand that is you

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

By Daria Burke

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Wrong Shui: How Your Office Could Be Sabotaging Culture

As a leader looking to boost morale, maybe a change of decor is needed

As a leader looking to boost morale, maybe a change of decor is needed. One…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Management Tip: How to Facilitate Healthy Conflict in the Workplace

Avoiding disagreements or hiding from them can do more damage than good

Having conflict in the workplace isn’t always such a bad thing, but hands-off leadership in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Simple Truths About Stand-Out Leaders

Take a page from a winning playbook

These insights will help you get in tune with being an exemplary manager.

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Credibility 101: 4 Smart Reasons Saying ‘I Don’t Know’ Wins

As a leader, you don't always have to know it all

Sometimes as a leader, its okay not to have all the answers. Here’s why.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leading From Below: The Hard Truth About Managing Up

5 steps to increase your influence no matter your title

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In this special five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa Bing, educator, corporate consultant and founder…

By Lisa A. Bing

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5 Hidden Traps of Transitioning into a New Leadership Role

Avoid these mishaps to start on the right foot

In a special BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa A. Bing, founder of Bing Consulting Group Inc., talks…

By Lisa A. Bing

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On July 17, more than 400 attendees gathered to support the First Annual Black Ivy Alumni League fundraising gala in New York City. The gala was hosted with Columbia Business School's African-American Alumni Association, Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association, Cornell Black Alumni Association and the Association of Black Princeton Alumni, and honored industry leaders who hail from the nation's top schools. A portion of the proceeds from the event will fund New York City public school classroom projects.

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PHOTOS: Black Ivy Alumni League Hosts Philanthropic Event Honoring Leaders

Keith Boykin and Ryan Lesle part of star-studded night

On July 17, more than 400 attendees gathered to support the First Annual Black Ivy…

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3 Smart Steps to Overcome Fear of Career Transitions

Author and commentator Jeff Johnson shares key to navigating professional journey

Author and commentator Jeff Johnson shares keys to successfully making transitions and advancing in your…

By Antoine Moss

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Top 5 Reasons People Buy In to Dynamic Leaders

These qualities could make or break your influence

In a special BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa Bing, founder of Bing Consulting Group Inc., talks the…

By Lisa A. Bing

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Recruitment Tip: 5 Savvy Ways to Seal the Deal with Top Talent

Fill the reported 3.8 million jobs available with quality workers

With 3.8 million jobs reported still open, issues of filling them with quality talent remains.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Ways to Learn a New Skill in a Jiffy

Use self-education as a cost-effective way to make yourself more marketable

Self-education can be a great way to learn new skills without breaking your pockets. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Turnaround Kings: BE 100s Financial Services Company of the Year

Vista Equity Partners team prove themselves masters of rebuild and returns

In 2007, Vista Equity Partners (No. 1 on the be private equity list with $6.6…

By Alan Hughes

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Survey: Employers Plan More Pay Raises in 2014

Mercer Survey finds higher pay raises for top-performers

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In a recent survey released by Mercer, pay raises are on the rise from…

By Joshua Perrin

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Month of the Man: MTA CDO Talks Leadership and Advancement for Young Professionals

Michael Garner details balancing roles and advice for career positioning

Michael Garner, chief diversity officer at New York City’s MTA, talks leadership under pressure and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Lead at Any Age or Position: 6 Steps to Take Charge and Advance

Leadership advocate Dan Forbes shares strategy to wake up the boss in you

Leadership advocate, speaker, and writer Dan Forbes shares tips and insights for how to advance…

By Antoine Moss

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Got Virtual Workers? Here’s How to Manage Them

Whether they're across the city or the globe, this strategy will keep things in line

If you’ve got professionals working from around your city or even across the globe, this…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Get Your Happy Back: 5 Jobs With Top Satisfaction Factors

These careers have top possibilities of fulfillment

Unfulfilled at the office? You may need a change. These jobs have fulfillment factors through…

By Joshua Perrin

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Cool Jobs: Savvy Entrepreneur Overcomes Pull of the Streets to Spark Online Movement

Gamer Fit Nation founder Antwand Pearman talks power of perseverance, faith

Gamer Fit Nation founder Antwan Pearman talks hard knocks, MTV experience and sparking a movement…

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Award-winning actress Jackie Appiah was honored for her excellence in the global film industry.

WATCH: BlackEnterprise.com Live From Face2Face Africa’s F.A.C.E. List Awards

Correspondents talk with honorees, organizers and supporters for star-studded night

On June 15, Face2Face Africa honored leaders including Aziz G. Adetimirin, publisher of The Network…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hire Learning: Young Entrepreneur Talks Career Fulfillment, Intrapreneurship, & Power of the Side Hustle

'Innerviewer' Jullien Gordon gives the scoop for young professional success

Enterprising power player Jullien Gordon talks career fulfillment and how young professionals can empower themselves…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young Intellectual Phenom: Two-Year-Old Joins Mensa Ranks

Toddler can read Shakespeare and speak three languages

Adam Kirby can do many things at the tender age of two that many of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: Nonprofit CEO Talks Corporate Leadership for Young Men of Color

William Goodloe gives career insights and tips for success

William Goodloe, president and CEO at Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, gives success tips for young…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nelson Mandela: Top 6 Boss Moves of A Global Icon

A snapshot of the South African president's exemplary leadership

As the global community sends support to South African President Nelson Mandela, take a look…

By Joshua Perrin

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Boss from Hell? Learn How to ‘Manage Up’

Use this strategy to turn a toxic situation into a beneficial one

Sometimes you can’t just quit, and oftentimes you have to find the lesson in going…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top Caribbean Power Women: Leaders in Politics, Music, and More

Exemplary females with roots in the Islands

In honor of Caribbean Heritage Month, BlackEnterprise.com highlights top leaders of Caribbean descent in sports,…

By Joshua Perrin

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3 Steps to Reset Your Brand This Summer

Find your groove again at the midway point in the year

Dust that list of New Year’s resolutions off and give yourself a progress report.

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Want to Make Bigger Boss Moves? Here’s How Move On Up

Use this strategy to position yourself for more career responsibility

This strategy will help you position yourself for more career responsibility and advancement.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: How Black Men Can Make Global Power Plays

Leaders give insights on how to enter and capture the international markets

For Month of the Man, BlackEnterprise.com chatted with leaders including Jason Njoku of iROKO Partners…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young, Black Men: The Key to Career Fulfillment? A Global World View

Young traveler talks the invaluable lessons of expanding your horizons

As part of BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man series, a consummate millennial traveler talks his…

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Month of the Man: Restaurateur Talks Transition from Government Worker to Entrepreneur

Avery Leakes' adolescent boss moves led to big wins

For BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man, we catch up with Avery Leake, 28, on reviving…

By Courtney Connley

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Caribbean Power Men: 10 Top Leaders in Politics, Sports and More

Musicians, athletes, and politicians who have roots in the Islands

In honor of Caribbean Heritage Month, BlackEnterprise.com highlights top leaders of Caribbean descent.

By Joshua Perrin

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Managers: Your ‘Inner Jerk’ Is Costing Your Company

Find out how to combat the stressed-out aggressor in you

Here are ways you can overcome your inner jerk and get winning results from your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Recruitment Tip: How to Spot Excellent Talent

Find out the key to spotting the best of the best in job candidates

Having an eye for good workers can be valuable, but what if you don’t have…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: High School Inc. Administrator Talks Combating Black Male Dropout Rates

Brandon Frame gives success strategy for young men of color to graduate

High School Inc.’s Brandon Frame shares his career journey and the keys to success that…

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Award-winning actress Jackie Appiah was honored for her excellence in the global film industry.

PHOTOS: Face2Face Africa Celebrates Leaders of the African Diaspora

Business and entertainment leaders honored including actress Jackie Appiah and publisher Aziz G. Adetimirin

On June 15, Face2Face Africa honored leaders including Aziz G. Adetimirin, publisher of The Network…

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3 Signs You’re a Wanna-Be Leader

Check out these surefire indicators

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Many people feel they have what it takes to lead. From being super-confident…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Smart Ways Men of Color Can Position Themselves for Success

Education consultant Howard Jean talks career resources and advancement

Educational consultant Howard Jean, education consultant talks tips for black male advancement in the workforce.

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Email Tips: 5 Ways to Get Successful Professionals to Respond

Switch up your communications game today

No luck getting through to the VIPs of your industry? Switch your communication game up…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Professionals to Philanthropists: Two Power Women Making a Difference in Urban Communities

Y.U.N.G. Harlem founders talk civic leadership and power of giving back

Y.U.N.G Harlem founders Tiffany Bender and Alize Beal talk making a difference and using professional…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Negative to Positive: 5 Tips to Turn Conflict Into Creativity

Some difficult situations facilitate unique problem-solving

Not all conflict is bad, and sometimes, even the most sticky difficulties can be turned…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Early Riser? You’re Probably Making Bigger Boss Moves

Here's what you should do upon waking and before work

There’s more than the worm to catch if you’re a go-getter who rises before the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New NSBA Survey Shows IT Cost, Security Major Concerns for Small Business

Stay Sharp This Summer: 5 Affordable Online Courses

Web resources to help you beef up your skills---and your resume

These Web classes will help you beef up your skills and your resume.

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The Power Play of Power Plays: How Civic Programs Can Boost Your Career Options

Black men can position themselves for employment via community work

There are other avenues for career growth. Consider participating in service-based programs to explore non-traditional…

By Antoine Moss

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From Newbie to Senior: Six Leaders Who Found Success Early—and Later—In Their Careers

Be inspired, from Cicely Tyson to Ithaca N.Y. mayor Svante Myrick

Major accomplishments can come at any age, proving it’s never too late—or too early—to make…

By Joshua Perrin

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Month of the Man: How Black Men Can Win In Corporate America

Leaders weigh in on unspoken codes of conduct and C-suite advancement

Featured experts including William Goodloe, CEO of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), talk keys to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Men Winning: 4 Stellar Leaders in Tech Innovation

Part of the Month of the Man, we highlight male leaders of excellence

This month, for BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man, we highlight top male innovators in technology.

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Month of the Man: Uptown Publisher Talks Black Buying Power and Brand-Building Boss Moves

Leonard Burnett leads movement to show other side of diversity coin

As part of BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man series, media powerhouse Leonard Burnett talks black…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Steps to Refreshing and Recharging Your Career

Assess and fast-track your professional path with this strategy

It’s six months into 2013. Are you where you think you should be? Did you…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: Delta Sigma Theta Set to Open School in Haiti

Big year for organization as it celebrates its centennial

As Delta Sigma Theta celebrates it’s 100th year, the organization is partnering with Water in…

By Joshua Perrin

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Month of the Man: Candid Career Tips For Young Black Men

Real-talk quips on workplace positioning and advancement

As part of BlackEnterprise’s Month of the Man series, a young ad professional offers tips…

By Ashley Calloway

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Month of the Man: How Young Black Men Can Upgrade Their Boss Moves

Leaders weigh in on mentorship, peer pressure and the keys to success

On June 3, BlackEnterprise.com hosted a #MonthoftheMan Twitter chat, part of a series of lunchtime…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Recruit Young Leaders to Your Team

Creating a more attractive environment for innovation is key

You want to work with young innovators? Well, here’s how you make your environment more…

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Cubicle Hype: 5 Career Lies to Stop Telling Yourself

Thoughts and beliefs that hinder professional progress

We all hold beliefs that could either help our advancement or hinder our success. Be…

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Black Men Winning: Top 4 Celebrity Boss Moves in Entertainment

A snapshot of male leaders of color changing the game

As part of BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man series, we highlight top celebrity boss moves…

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Face2Face Africa Honoring Who’s Who of the African Diaspora

Top talents in publishing, entertainment, philanthropy will receive awards June 15

On June 15, top talent in publishing, media, fashion and philanthropy will be honored including…

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Lucrative Side Hustles: Author Gil Robertson Shares Tricks of the Writing Trade

Diversifying your income is the name of the game and Robertson is winning

Author and journalist Gil Robertson knows a thing or two about maximizing your talents to…

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Stephen G. Hill Talks Expanding BET Awards Brand and Road to Success

Executive details popular program transition into The BET Experience

As the BET Awards morphs into The BET Experience, BlackEnterprise.com catches up exclusively with Stephen…

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Young, Millennial and Fearless: How Being a Self-Starter Can Lead to Big Wins

Social entrepreneur and author Syreeta Gates gives secrets to success

Twenty-five year old author and social entrepreneur Syreeta Gates shares the secrets to making your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Think Like a Recruiter to Land Your Dream Job

Turn the tables to maximize on self-marketing

Turn the tables by thinking like a recruiter or employer in order to market yourself…

By Antoine Moss

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Report: Black Professionals Losing Out in Elite Careers

High-salary jobs for African-Americans are still elusive

Growth for blacks in the medical, law, architecture and executive level jobs has slowed or…

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Back-To-Work Blues: 5 Smart Tips to Get Back on the Grind After Vacation

Shake off the blahs and get back to the boss moves

No matter how much you love your job, returning to work after a vacation can…

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5 Workplace Habits Costing You Cash

Your everyday routine could be nonproductive and inefficient, ultimately taking money right out of your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Solving a Mystery: The True Key to Leading People

How to get your workplace teams to spark innovation

Getting employees to perform to the utmost of their ability while driving forth the company’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Simple, Best-Kept Secrets to Career Success

Top tips from winning leaders

Here are the thing winning leaders know that keep them ahead the game—the so-called secrets…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Trends in Corporate Team-Building: Extreme Employee Excursions

Report says global trips help companies boost retention

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Can you imagine your boss sending you across the globe to help with…

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3 Ways to Really Wow Your Boss

Use these tips to start on the right foot at your new gig

If you’re just starting in the job market or recently landed that new dream gig,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Boss Moves to Make During Memorial Weekend

While others are at play, get your hustle on

While many are at play during Memorial Day weekend, you can hustle and get ahead.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young Professionals: 25 Things You Should Know by Age 25

Use this checklist to keep a step ahead of the game

This checklist will help you to ensure you’ve dotted your i’s and crossed your t’s…

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Boss Inspiration: Forbes List Gives Young Women of Color 100 Reasons To Succeed

Three steps to become one of 'The World's Most Powerful Women'

For young women of color who face self-esteem challenges daily, Forbes gives 100 reasons to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Workoholics: How to Manage Their Mania

New study details how to create a win-win environment

New study details how to effectively manage workaholics so that its a win-win situation for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Beware Toxic Employess

5 Things Terrible Coworkers Say

Heed this advice to avoid toxic environments

Heed this advice or be doomed to embarrassment, toxic work environments and stress.

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Leadership Tip: How to Turn an Awesome Worker Into a Stellar Manager

Empowering subordinates can lead to long-term wins

As the boss, you’re only as good as your team. Coaching subordinates to take on…

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Beat the Monday Blues: How to Love the Beginning of the Grind

One writer tells why you should embrace the first day of the week

One writer shares why she loves Mondays and how you can turn those workday blues…

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Job Seekers: 3 Vital Interview Questions That Tell All

Employers take cues from your answers, so don't be on the losing side

Prospective employers take cues from the way you answer these key questions, so take a…

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Office Woes: How to Handle a Career-Stifling Boss

If your manager is hindering your advancement, try these power plays

Great leaders know that if their team is strong and growing, so will they be.…

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Final ‘Scandal’ Power Play: 5 Winning Leadership Strategies of Olivia Pope

As we're set to say goodbye to season 2, here are top lessons for Gladiators

As many are set to tune to “Scandal” for its season 2 finale, we take…

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10 Smart Ways to Manage Your Most Valuable Asset: Your Career

Apply similar rules of thumb for your professional portfolio

Your financial portfolio is not the only thing that needs constant upkeep and updating. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Deadly Sins of Ineffective Bosses

Mistakes that could cost you team morale and your bottom line

These unprofessional mistakes could cost you team productivity—and your bottom line.

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5 Ways to Increase Your Odds of Career Success

One writer details how you can become "luckier and wealthier"

When it comes to success, there are ways to increase your odds of attaining it.…

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5 Savvy Ways to Recruit Awesome Talent

This strategy will help you attract best of the best

With this strategy, whether you’re the boss, human resources professional or recruiter, you’ll get the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Popularity vs. Proficiency: How Managers Can Motivate Teams for Effective Leadership

Sure, you want to be likeable, but productivity should be No. 1

As a boss, you want to be liked, but popularity shouldn’t trump productivity goals. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leadership Fail: Top Worst Management Strategies

Traditional fads may have stood the test of time, but some are obsolete

In terms of management, fad can come and go, but some ineffective ones have stood…

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4 Must-Have Tools to Make Boss Moves

If you want to be major, don't leave home without them

If you’re a young boss on the come up, you won’t want to leave the…

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Six Brain-Boosting Steps to Smarter Thinking

Improve your thinking skills with these books and Web resources

Take these six steps to get smarter and strengthen your thinking skills for ultimate career…

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3 Savvy Ways to Turn Career Flops Into Long-Term Wins

Learning lessons from loss can ensure you continue advancing and growing

It’s OK to try and fail, but the key is to take the lesson and…

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Managers and Leaders: How to Shine at Any Work Meeting

You can come out a winner no matter what the occasion

With meetings being a necessary part of doing business, here are tips for how you…

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Managing Excuses: How to Increase Accountability in the Office

You can better evaluate what can become a productivity killer

Excuses can be legitimate but when used repetitively, they can be a major hindrance to…

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Management Lessons from Korea’s Top Entertainer Psy

Beyond the dance craze, you can have 'Gangnam Style' success in leadership

When it comes to Gangnam Style, you may think of a viral dance craze, but…

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5 Savvy Ways to Say No … Without Uttering the Word

Whether you're just passive aggressive or dread the decline, use this strategy

Whether you’re terrible at being direct or you can’t afford to lose your job, here…

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3 Work-Life Balance Tips for the Extreme Workaholic

Get your balance back with these quick tips

If you’re constantly using personal time for work, it may be time to turn the…

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Passive Pushover? Here’s How You Can Still Win

Stop the nonsense and take these steps to authoritative leadership

Being passive can lead to toxic office issues including conflict and slack productivity, but here…

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Publishing Powerhouse Uses Strategic Partnerships to Build an Empire

Rolling Out founder Munson Steed talks road to success

This multimedia power player has been able to use business savvy as well as forge…

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3 Myths About Successful Startup Cultures

Advance Your Career With A Strong Company Culture

How a company culture will lead to career success

Creating the right company environment is key for managers and leaders who want to keep…

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Recruiters: Here’s How to Attract More Young Leaders

Attract millennial innovators with these quick tips

You want millennial innovators to work for your company? Well, it’s not always about what…

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Leadership Tip: Let Employees Take Risks and Make Mistakes

Steps that can be taken to make the most of employee snafus

Sometimes lessons learned from moments of weakness on the job can benefit the bottom line.

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Hiring Choices: Quiet Neurotic May Be Better Bet Than Highly Visible Extrovert

Study: 'Withdrawn' personality may actually be asset to team dynamics

Study shows neurotic personality may be a better bet for team success in the workplace…

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How To Gauge When It is Time to Pass the Torch

4 ways you will know it is time to move on.

Everyone has their season. This includes being in a leadership position in a company. Whether…

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The Key to Your Career Advancement: An Emotional Intelligence Mentor

Learn from solid leaders how to manage feelings in the workplace

As a young professional, learning how to work through challenges and manage emotions can be…

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3 Valuable Reasons Soft Skills Can Trump Experience

Just having done the work just isn't always enough

Sometimes it’s not just about doing the work. You must come to the table with…

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6 Smart Ways to Attract Quality Interns

Get the best talent to start their career at your company

These tactics will ensure you attract the top young talent to work for your company

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10 Ways to Be A More Effective Listener

How to use your listening skills to further your career

Will you’re a great listener, you’re often a great leader. Here’s a strategy to tune…

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3 Smart Ways Body Language Can Lead to Wins

Sometimes, it's all about what you don't say

Sometimes, it’s not about what you say. It’s about what you don’t say. Here’s how…

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6 Ideas to Turn Your Customer Holiday Gifts Into a Marketing Tool

5 Smart Ways to Show Gratitude in Business

Proper etiquette for gift-giving

Here’s etiquette 101 in showing gratitude to a business partner, coworker or industry peer.

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Power Women: 5 Steps to Succeed in a Male-Dominated Field

Don't crumble under pressure. Use this strategy

These tips will ensure you don’t crumble under the pressure as a woman among men.

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14 Reasons You’re Public Enemy No. 1 at Work

Top leadership weaknesses that could cost you respect---and your job

So, you could be the reason no one respects you at work. Take a look…

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