Compassionate, Collaborative and Culture-Driven Management

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Conscious Capitalism, Holacracy, the Good Jobs strategy and other trending management techniques have applicable practices for corporations, resulting in a competitive, even a collaborative edge. Are these management techniques applicable for smaller, entrepreneurial companies? Cary has experienced first-hand how leaders succeed and fail at building strong cultures that drive businesses. She’ll talk about her own experiences, and what’s she’s learned from interviewing and observing these leaders on this subject.

House of Cards "Speaker of the House" Mike Lyons

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Mike Lyons, actor and longtime hospitality and travel executive, talks about the trials and tribulations of this year’s U.S. Presidential election with host Cary Broussard. Mike Lyons, popular Netflix hit House of Cards actor, discusses personal branding in politics. How personal branding and politics are intertwined and how we can develop our own brands.

Doug Levy, Conscious Capitalism

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Co-Chair of the International Conscious Capitalism Board, Doug Levy, author of Can’t Buy Me Like, and founder of the 20-year old digital agency, MePlusYou, has found time to form a new start up called Tap Goods. I interviewed him a few weeks ago. He recommends reading these books, The Lean Start Up, Holacracy and of course Conscious Capitalism.

CEO Gretta Brooks Unlocks the Power of Your Voice Through Her New Technology

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Gretta Brooks, founder and chief executive officer of SalesBoost, LLC, has developed a SaaS-based sales training technology solution for hotels to improve performance and increase results. A long-time techie and hotel executive with a passion for mentoring others, Gretta combined her expertise and passion to develop and obtain the provisional patent for the first voice analysis training system software for the hospitality industry. Gretta has a Cinderella story, not to mention a fairy tale name. She’s a fan of the lessons of fairy tales and talks with Cinderella CEO On Air about her company, her love of mentoring and how using your voice can unlock the keys to the castle and boost your confidence, performance, and sales. Her web-based, on-demand sales development tool, SalesBoost, provides unlimited sales scenario simulation and immediate feedback to improve sales […]

Hey FCC. Do you have the right to rule on Internet Net Neutrality? Seven years ago, no…

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Please read what the FCC opinion on net neutrality looked like in 2010 when I wrote this blog. Actress Justine Bateman, Justin Bateman’s sister inspired me to write this blog when I was acting CEO of the Women’s Alliance for Media in D.C. Justine has been a fierce advocate on keeping the Internet open for the masses. I feel very powerless right now in this discussion in 2017. If you have ideas on what the FCC should do, please make your voice heard. It does appear that the FCC may have a clue…when it comes to keeping the Internet open for the masses in the U.S. – It seems that the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), Hollywood, big Internet companies (Google, Verizon), the Wireless industry and public rights advocates are divided on how to preserve and, […]

Journey from Housekeeper to Corporate Executive: An Interview with Nora Moreno

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Interview with Nora Moreno – From Housekeeper to Corporate Executive Looking for a place to work after moving to Texas from Mexico, Nora Moreno heard about a job opening in a nearby hotel. She stood in line with other applicants, and interviewed for a housekeeping position. Nora ended up landing her first job in the U.S. and very happy to be working. What she didn’t expect was to fall in love with housekeeping. Nora Moreno, now Vice President of Human Resources for Aimbridge Hospitality Corporation, to this day when she travels, inspects every room with an eye for detail and love for hospitality. I hope you’ll learn as much as I after listening to Nora’s fascinating journey. She has a lot to say about the commitment and joys of hospitality. Learn more about Aimbridge at […]

Crazy Campaigning Provides Opportunities to UnLearn from Presidential Candidates

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In a wildly unpredictable election year, Michael Lyons, character actor in the Netflix series “House of Cards” and I (Cary Broussard), are launching a joint speaking tour to draw parallels between the race for the White House and what we can learn (or unlearn) from the candidates behaviors, branding and game plans. As a former U.S. Senate staffer and communications executive, I knew we couldn’t keep our mouths shut any longer….that we couldn’t let this campaign kick our butts and leave us depleted. So…. we are taking our non-partisan, entertaining opinions and brand lessons “on the road.” With an ever-increasing number of candidate “aha” moments to emulate or avoid, we are leveraging our public speaking experience, and experiences working with all sorts of people and media (yes, media are people too) to dissect candidates’ brand […]

Interview with Brian Robertson, Holacracy founder

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With all the talk in the press about companies adopting Holacracy, Cary Broussard explores why this unconventional practice is attracting some very successful companies and the Millennials who work for them. In her interview with Brian Robertson, founder and author of Holacracy:The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World, we hear what it actually looks like to work within the Holacracy system and if it “works.” Brian Robertson is a seasoned entrepreneur and organization builder. Very likable and approachable, Brian calls himself a recovering CEO – a job he now helps free others from with Holacracy. Cary met Brian at the National Conference for Conscious Capitalism this year and Brian generously gave his time for an interview during the conference. The official Holacracy book comes out June 2, 2015. Online Holacracy webinars, introductory workshops […]

CinderellaCEO-Candice Quarles, CEO of 9 Happy People Lifestyle Brands

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I love happy people, and who doesn’t? Well, how would you like 9 Happy People? And there are more…Meet Candice Quarles, CEO of 9HappyPeople Lifestyle brands. Candice is a brilliant civic leader and new mom, and spent time talking with us on CinderellaCEO On Air about how her entrepreneurial venture is improving communities. Formerly an executive with Deloitte Big Four Accounting firm, and the Urban League of Dallas, she has her Masters in Human Resources (pssst….she’s really smart!). All this has prepared her for her most important job yet. Each purchase from 9HappyPeople brand helps create jobs in local, under-served communities like East and South Dallas. 9HappyPeople has modern, trendy designs that share positive messages, and every piece is high quality, made with the finest materials. When you buy 9HappyPeople, you are helping to combat […]