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Getting Back To Work Series: The Little Black Book of Success

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The Little Black Book of Success - Laws of Leadership for Black Women

An Emmy-Award Winning Executive Producer for HBO, The Deputy General Counsel for Time, Inc. and a former EVP/HR for New Line Cinema discuss the importance of branding, recreating yourself in the workplace during tough economic times, and why you constantly need to evaluate the company you keep. In this no holds barred conversation, the women share their advice on dealing with racism in the workplace as well as providing insight into the best way to develop a mentor relationship. We talk about the entitlement mentality and how to deal with those who are constantly seeking to get the "hook-up". The authors, to "support women who do not always have access to coaches, mentors, or the ‘Old Boys' Network," and their professional advice is savvy and sensitive to the challenges women of color face in the workplace. They offer self-affirming advice to rev up a career, complete with "MAMAisms"-what the authors describe as aphorisms and "familiar terms, both practical and spiritual, that we grew up with and can draw upon as we travel the road to leadership success." The authors revisit and refresh familiar tips on staying positive, honing skill sets, having a plan of action and following through, networking, and avoiding common workplace dilemmas. They also provide valuable advice on achieving work/life balance and finding guidance, mentorship, and support.