Body Language for Leaders: 3 Tips to Improve Your Body Talk

Everybody talks. And every body talks, too. We don’t even need to say a thing because our bodies can reveal details about our thoughts and feelings in a flash. As social psychologist Amy Cuddy says, “We make sweeping judgements and inferences from body language.” Good body language–in the form of a calm face or friendly…

Are You A Culture Hater?

We are living in complicated times. Important issues around race, culture, sexuality, and gender have gained mainstream spotlight like never before. We need to have these conversations to move our country, our relationships and ourselves forward, but tensions are high, and respect is often embarrassingly low. No matter who you are, topics around race, culture,…

You Can Survive The Company Holiday Party!

It’s Company Holiday Party Time! You are either excited about it or loathing the idea of having to spend yet another couple of hours with people who you have to already spend the majority of your life with. (Hopefully your situation is the former and not the latter) Either way, I support you and I want…

Does Your Date Deserve An Introduction?

Just about a week ago, my friend Justin Kimpson extended an invitation to attend the Ford Freedom Award event  at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.  I was already scheduled to be in town teaching dining etiquette for Deloitte, so the timing could not have been better. Now, we have been friends for quite some time,…

HAVING A GOAL OVERLOAD?

Doesn’t it seem like time just comes and goes so quickly? I mean – we all just welcomed the new year of 2016 and we’ve also welcomed and will soon say good bye to the month of January. With all of life’s commitments, it may leave you wondering, where does all of your time go and when will you…

Cultural Diversity – Essential At All Ages

How important is it to be culturally diverse? How much do you truly know about your culture, let alone someone else’s? Whenever my grandparents come over or I go to visit, they always share stories about our heritage or how things used to be. Every time it’s a different story. They could literally go on for…

My Kids & Family Are Great, But What About Me?

Think about your friends who have children. How do your conversations typically go? This weekend while visiting home (Detroit), I was so elated to catch up with quite a few of my friends, many of whom have or are expecting children. The conversations with my friends with children or a spouse always started out with…