Illness of inequity

Illness of inequity

I’m not sure which TV channel I was watching when I heard the words illness of inequity. As I observe our nation conversing about race relations in new ways, I hear commentary forging new perspectives. And it’s resonating with me… “We’ve got to stop with the speech blocks. Let’s discuss this. Read more…

Swiffer

Swiffer clean sweeps marketing competition

I love smart marketing and unpacking what makes a good brand successful. I was invited to speak at the Bryan School of Business and Economics on this very topic, engaging marketing undergraduates and MBA students in the discussion. My topic was exploring the synergy of strategy and social media, with integration, authenticity and Read more…

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Leadership lessons

What qualities define a good leader? The vast array of characteristics is popular fodder across Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Facebook. It seems we are curious to glean and instill these qualities or at the very least, encourage our followers to seek them. Recently, I had a leadership view from the top Read more…

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Finding my way with The Lost Boys

My brothers: From left, Santino, Malou and Yai   For thirteen years, I’ve been blessed to be on a journey of sisterhood with my Sudanese brothers. With these men, often referred to as The Lost Boys, I’ve redefined family and expanded my soul.  I’ve been moved, elevated – heck, shoved all Read more…