Category Archives: Gossip

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Jan

Encouraging Good Gossip

Real world examples of people encouraging good gossip.

New examples are added at the bottom of the list.

 

Good Gossip Characteristic #2: Makes connections between individuals and groups

1. KNOW YOUR TEAM INSIDE AND OUT.

“When she joined the National Basketball Association 20 years ago as a game logger, Kori Davis Porter, 43, observed everything and everyone. A long her climb up the ranks, she began modeling the habits of her most successful colleagues. ‘No. 1: Work hard and stay knowledgeable,’ says Porter, named an associate vice-president of NBA Entertainment in 2012. That led to opportunities, recognition and promotions. Plus, she made it her business to know her coworkers and their roles in the organization: ‘I became a resource. It was, “Oh, Kori can answer that.” Or “Kori can point you in the right direction.” When your name comes up, you want it to bed said that you can adapt to any situation. When senior execs are in the room, you want to be named as a problem solver, with innovative ideas that make a difference.’”

“The Rules Of Engagement”
Katti Gray
Essence Magazine
October 27, 2020

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Good Gossip Characteristic #1: Ignores stereotypes

2. ADMIT TO WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW.

“I discovered early in my career that if I was honest about asking for and accepting help from others—whether they looked like me or not—people opened up,” says Nicole Jones, 44, executive vice-president and general counsel of Cigna in Hartford. “At one point, I worked with these old cigar-smoking White men, in their corner offices. I’d walk in and say ‘I’m here. I want to learn.’ For me, it wasn’t about being defensive, but rather displaying a positive attitude. Now I’m not naive; I know there are prejudices. I also believe in the good intent of all people and know they aren’t always out to get you.”

“The Rules Of Engagement”
Katti Gray
Essence Magazine
October 27, 2020

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5. KNOW YOUR WORTH.

“I’ve worked with a lot of CEOs, their wives and other people in entertainment who were deemed difficult. But I showed up not expecting them to be difficult. Instead, I bring a grounding, tethering energy,” says Latham Thomas, 34, founder and CEO of Mama Glow, a New York City—based company providing labor support, life coaching and other services to pregnant women.

“The Rules Of Engagement”
Katti Gray
Essence Magazine
October 27, 2020

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© Paula M. Kramer, 2023
All rights reserved.

 

 

 

Real world examples of people encouraging good gossip. New examples are added at the bottom of the list.   Good Gossip Characteristic #2: Makes connections between individuals and groups 1. KNOW YOUR TEAM INSIDE AND OUT. “When she joined the National Basketball Association 20 years ago as a game logger, Kori Davis Porter, 43, observed everything and everyone.

31
Oct

Gossip Ears Networking

Real world examples of people encouraging good gossip.

New examples are added at the bottom of the list.

 

Good Gossip Characteristic #2: Makes connections between individuals and groups

1. KNOW YOUR TEAM INSIDE AND OUT.

“When she joined the National Basketball Association 20 years ago as a game logger, Kori Davis Porter, 43, observed everything and everyone. A long her climb up the ranks, she began modeling the habits of her most successful colleagues. ‘No. 1: Work hard and stay knowledgeable,’ says Porter, named an associate vice-president of NBA Entertainment in 2012. That led to opportunities, recognition and promotions. Plus, she made it her business to know her coworkers and their roles in the organization: ‘I became a resource. It was, “Oh, Kori can answer that.” Or “Kori can point you in the right direction.” When your name comes up, you want it to bed said that you can adapt to any situation. When senior execs are in the room, you want to be named as a problem solver, with innovative ideas that make a difference.’”

“The Rules Of Engagement”
Katti Gray
Essence Magazine
October 27, 2020

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Good Gossip Characteristic #1: Ignores stereotypes

2. ADMIT TO WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW.

“I discovered early in my career that if I was honest about asking for and accepting help from others—whether they looked like me or not—people opened up,” says Nicole Jones, 44, executive vice-president and general counsel of Cigna in Hartford. “At one point, I worked with these old cigar-smoking White men, in their corner offices. I’d walk in and say ‘I’m here. I want to learn.’ For me, it wasn’t about being defensive, but rather displaying a positive attitude. Now I’m not naive; I know there are prejudices. I also believe in the good intent of all people and know they aren’t always out to get you.”

“The Rules Of Engagement”
Katti Gray
Essence Magazine
October 27, 2020

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5. KNOW YOUR WORTH.

“I’ve worked with a lot of CEOs, their wives and other people in entertainment who were deemed difficult. But I showed up not expecting them to be difficult. Instead, I bring a grounding, tethering energy,” says Latham Thomas, 34, founder and CEO of Mama Glow, a New York City—based company providing labor support, life coaching and other services to pregnant women.

“The Rules Of Engagement”
Katti Gray
Essence Magazine
October 27, 2020

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© Paula M. Kramer, 2023
All rights reserved.

 

 

 

Real world examples of people encouraging good gossip. New examples are added at the bottom of the list.   Good Gossip Characteristic #2: Makes connections between individuals and groups 1. KNOW YOUR TEAM INSIDE AND OUT. “When she joined the National Basketball Association 20 years ago as a game logger, Kori Davis Porter, 43, observed everything and everyone.