In some VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) workplaces, companies have decreased formal training and employee professional development.
"Never be the most inferior person in the room.” This is what Bernard Tyson said to me when I asked a question about believing that you deserve a seat at the table but constantly fighting against the doubt that often surfaces. I had the chance to ask him this question a few years ago when I attended The Executive Leadership Council's (ELC) Mid-Level Managers' Symposium (MLMS).
As black leaders and executives in corporate America, it can be lonely – The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) Strengthening the Pipeline program provided a sense of belonging and a safe medium to share our stories with unprecedented candor, draw collective strength from our shared adversities, tap into our deepest values, replenish our physical and mental energies, and renew our visions and strategies for an uncertain future.
A groundbreaking new study released by Korn Ferry shows that senior Black profit and loss (P&L) leaders at Fortune 500 companies are some of the highest performing executives in corporate America.
In a sea of over 1,000 black mid-level managers anxiously awaiting the start of the 25th Annual Mid-level Managers’ Symposium (MLMS), one participant described the experience like being in “Wakanda,” the fictional African country representing exceptional black achievement.