Office Politics

You Have To Manage Your Manager!

S3:Ep 28

In this episode, I explain why you must manage your manager. Unfortunately, this task falls on you.  So today  I lay out why managing your manager is very important, how to determine the type of manager you have, and how to build a positive relationship with your manager, even if you don’t like her.

Sis, It Might Be Time To Contact The EEOC with Anitra K. Brown, Esq.

S3:Ep 25

As Black Women, we find ourselves in some pretty rough and interesting situations at work. Most times we can use our resourcefulness to turn the situation around.
But what are we supposed to do when we can’t fix it and we find ourselves in a meeting with our manager and HR?
In this episode, we discuss what you need to do to protect yourself from the bad behavior of your coworkers and when it’s time for you to take yourself to the EEOC office and file a complaint.

Coaching Call Chronicles: How This Fortune 500 Treated A New MBA Grad Like Trash And Then Pushed Her Out

S3:Ep 24
In this episode, we hear a cautionary tale from an anonymous Corporate Warrior.
After graduating with her MBA from a top B-School, she joined a well known Fortune 500. In one year, she found herself pushed right on out of the organization and living back at home. What went wrong? What were the Red Flags? We talk about it all in an interview you cannot afford to miss.

Summer Internship Red Flags: Is This Company A Match or Nah?

S3:Ep 23

In this episode, I want to focus on the signs you need to pay attention to as you complete your internship.  There are clear RED FLAGS, that will tell you that you need to run far away after your internship is over … even if you secure a full-time offer to join them after you graduate.  Some Bags Just Ain’t Worth It.

I Am Not Your Negro: Respectability Politics w/ Zach Living Corporate Podcast (Part 2 Crossover Ep)

S3:Ep 22

IT’S A CROSSOVER EPISODE Y’ALL

In this episode, I have the honor and privilege of sitting down with Zach Nunn, co-host of the Living Corporate Podcast, to have an in-depth conversation about respectability politics, the origins of self-policing (spoiler alert: SLAVERY), how it manifest today in corporate America, and how you can identify and combat the coonery that may reside deep inside you.  It’s time to let our authentic selves be free!

Trill Thoughts: What I Have Learned On My Career And Side Hustle Journey

S3:Ep 20

In this episode, I share what I have learned since starting this podcast…which is my side hustle.  It has not been an easy road but it’s been a lot of growth, struggle, and accomplishments.

I Share:
Where I went wrong and why.
Why I wasn’t consistent last season.
What you should do before you start your side hustle.
Why you can be successful at career and side hustle… Spoiler Alert:  Because Slavery!

How To Manage Your Career in Trump America: You Can Make It To The C-Suite

S3:Ep 15

In this episode, we talk about how to handle the workplace shenanigans in the Trump Era.

I also talk about this past week’s House Financial Services Committee hearing where Rep. Al Green asked the all white male panel of CEOs from 7 of the largest banks in the US if the succession plans for their roles included a woman or person of color…. You have to watch it for yourself.
Let’s face it, the odds have not been in our favor.  But that doesn’t mean we don’t have FAVOR.  Change is coming and we just have to keep working and helping each other.

The Truth About Performance Improvement Plans! (Update)

S3:Ep 12

In this episode, I drop nuggets around the Performance Improvement Plan aka PIP…. a sad and sorry excuse of a development tool used by organizations for all the wrong reasons.  I also share the 3 options you have when you are placed on a PIP.

If you are a Corporate Warrior, chances are you have been met with a PIP or at least a threat of a PIP in your career journey.   Listen, this is a temporary situation that will lead you to your next stop on your journey.  Yes, it’s a painful experience, especially if it’s not for legitimate performance issues.  You can make it through the PIP experience and trust me, life gets better after a PIP.

How To Get You Some Sponsors with Michelle Silverthorn

S3:Ep 9

In this episode, Michelle Silverthorn, Founder and CEO of Inclusion Nation, a diversity consulting firm based in Chicago, joins me for a TRILL convo about Sponsors. We break down what are they, why they are critical to your career success, and what you need to think about when working to gain Sponsor relationships in your organization.
You don’t want to miss one minute of this episode.  Michelle keeps it all the way TRILL, dropping all the nuggets you need to gain sponsors at work.

The Truth About Performance Reviews!

S3:Ep 8
In this episode, we talk frankly and honestly about a very stressful time in most our work lives.  The Annual Performance Review has been a pain point for many of us and this year will be no different. 

There are some misconceptions about the annual performance review.  We run down what the review actually is, how you should prepare, what to expect from the meeting, and steps to follow up after the meeting.

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