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[The Little Black Book of Success] offers invaluable insight for anyone ready to step up and take the reins.”



“The book and exercises will equip you with the tools, insights and inspirations to help you to achieve clarity and the success you deserve."

-Tiffany Dufu

Chief Leadership Officer, Levo

and author of  Drop the Ball

Our Books

Rich with wisdom, these practical and resourceful gems focus on the building blocks of true leadership—self-confidence, effective communication, collaboration, and courage needed to guide and transform your career. Some leaders are born, but most leaders are made—and The Little Black Book of Success along with its Workbook companion will show you how to make maximize your potential, one step at a time.

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Who We Are



Elaine Meryl Brown, former Vice President, Creative Services at HBO, launched and created original content for HBO’s digital platforms. A Daytime Emmy Award Winning Writer, as well as producer who has won numerous cable industry awards, Elaine is also the author of two novels published by Random House, the critically acclaimed Lemon City and Playing by the Rules. Elaine currently works in advertising and is writing a TV anthology series.  ... READ MORE...


Marsha Haygood was previously Executive Vice President of Human Resources & Administration at New Line Cinema before launching StepWise Associates, LLC fourteen years ago. As President of StepWise Associates, Marsha uses her skills as an Empowerment Coach and Leadership Consultant to help women identify their passions, realize their potential

and develop steps to fulfill their goals. She is also the co- founder of the Black Women of Influence (BWOI) organization based in NY. ... READ MORE...



Rhonda Joy McLean is President and CEO of RJMLEADS LLC, a leadership development and career advancement consulting company based in New York. She is the former Deputy General Counsel of Time Inc., where she managed one-third of the Law Department and provided legal counsel to more than 200 clients for nearly 20 years, including TIME, People, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Money, Essence and other popular brands.  ... READ MORE...

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In celebration of our book's 10th anniversary, we produced a series of short video tips to help you succeed in your business. In this video we are talking about what happens if you're finding younger managers to be a challenge. We discuss how communication style, emotional intelligence, and other actions can improve the relationship.

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