The Institute for Responsible Citizenship
The Institute for Responsible Citizenship
The Institute for Responsible Citizenship

“Men with the greatest potential should be challenged to pursue the highest achievement.” - Bill Keyes

Bill Keyes, the founder of The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is a committed advocator for young talent, especially for young African American men. He believes that those who strive to be successful should be acknowledged for their achievements and challenged further so they can reach their fullest potential. As an experienced leader, he emphasizes that when working towards creating an impact, working together holds greater power.

This is why Bill Keyes started the Institute for Responsible Citizenship, to help young African American men with…


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Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash
Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

Roadblocks.

In any sense of the term, roadblocks stop movement and progression.

In today’s society, specifically while discussing difficult topics, people experience conversational roadblocks.

The Catalyst: Workplaces that Work for Women organization defined conversational roadblocks as, “assumptions, attitudes, or experiences that keep us from talking about our differences — can prevent us from connecting, collaborating, and countering stereotypes and exclusionary practices. Acknowledging and then addressing these roadblocks can help you better understand deep-rooted issues and overcome challenges that would otherwise remain unsolved, buried, or unspoken.”

Catalyst lists some conversational roadblock examples such as denying an issue, fearing consequences and doubting…


Jacopo D’Alessandris and Lisa Utzschneider at Amazon Advertising Week
Jacopo D’Alessandris and Lisa Utzschneider at Amazon Advertising Week
Jacopo D’Alessandris and Lisa Utzschneider at Amazon Advertising Week

Jacopo D’Alessandris was featured in the Amazon Advertising Week conference with Lisa Utzschneider while he was serving as the Chief Marketing Officer at Philips. He described to Lisa the way that Philips values their consumers needs and thoughts, the brand uses the feedback to evaluate their brands/products on the market. He also emphasizes how they build connections with their consumers through consumer and social care.

Amazon Advertising Week — watch Jacopo D’Alessandris at minute 37

“One of the reasons we have been growing so fast with you (Amazon) is because there is a connection between what Amazon does and what…


Lucid
Lucid
Lucid

On February 8th, 2021, the well-known programmatic research technology company Lucid announced their newest addition to their board, Deborah Augustine Elam. Deborah is a visionary leader and an expert in diversity and inclusion. As an arbirture in social impact, Deborah will bring her unique perspective and strategies to further Lucid’s growth. Her philanthropy experience will aid the company in reaching the largest audience and creating the biggest impact on the community.

The CEO of Lucid, Patrick Comer, commented on the announcement.

“We are thrilled and honored to welcome Deb to our board. It is important that Lucid prioritizes diversity, equity…


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Deborah Elam - CEO, Corporate Playbook

Do you know the difference between equity and equality? If not, you are not alone. More often than not, the two are perceived as interchangeable. Though these terms are related, when you look beyond the surface, there are important distinctions between the two that must be brought to light. Equality refers to the quality or state of being equal, while the other is hinged on the idea of fair and equal treatment depending on circumstance. Looking to learn more?

A Visionary Executive

A visionary senior executive, my consummate leadership emboldens teams to take constructive action. My passion and expertise…


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Photo by Morgan Housel on Unsplash
Photo by Morgan Housel on Unsplash

While it may seem that families of great wealth have less issues than the average family, the reality is that this is not true. Wealth seems to create its own issues. The sentiment ‘more money, more problems’ can definitely ring true for the majority of wealthy families. One of the great issues families of wealth face is over the transfer of wealth to the next generation. It is easy for young family members to feel entitled through the transfer of wealth, so Doug Baumoel created a specific framework that families can follow to avoid privileged attitudes. …


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Three years ago I read the Forbes article “6 PR Trends to Check Out in 2018,” written by John Hall, CEO of Influence & Co., keynote speaker, and author of “Top of Mind.” The article stated personal branding to be one of the top PR trends for 2018. He listed the top two as –

#1: “Personal branding and thought leadership will go beyond executives”;

#2: “Owning your digital landscape will never be more important to attract followers”

I was intrigued by this article back then, and value it even more today. Today, in the year 2020, PR has never…


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The common man often fails to understand the effects of extreme wealth on children. These children are at an advantage, but at what cost? The way a family values, gives, and educates their children on the wealth they possess, greatly impacts the lives of the children. Given the large amount of wealth, it is easy for impressionable young children to feel entitled and lose their motivation.

A variety of outcomes are possible, Blair Trippe, a strategic analyst, has identified that certain approaches to wealth lead to certain outcomes. …


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Joanne Davis, the president of Joanne Davis Consulting Inc. and a highly-connected industry leader, has had to adapt her business due to the global pandemic. The current environment of the world has changed all aspects of everyday life, and businesses have had to become creative in the ways that they communicate, with each other and with clients. Consulting pitches no longer consist of travelling to a client but instead, logging into video meetings. Joanne discussed the new aspects of remote pitches, and whether or not new innovations as a virtual business will outlast the pandemic.


Crystal Ashby — Interim President & CEO ELC
Crystal Ashby — Interim President & CEO ELC
Crystal Ashby — Interim President & CEO
ELC

Interim President and CEO of the executive leadership council Crystal Ashby joined CNBC’s ‘Power Lunch’ in February of 2020. Crystal spoke on the inequality and limitations that Black professionals face in the work environment and ways to improve these issues. It all starts with opportunity.

“When organizations present opportunities, (as Black people) we have to grab them. The problem is, often our Black talent are not receiving those opportunities.

“There is a lot of extraordinary talent out there, and so the statistical numbers of executives should be different. …

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