I hope you have finished binge watching season 5 of #OrangeIsTheNewBlack, if not STOP reading! Seriously, stop reading. OK, we warned you #SpoilerAlerts:
While there was a great amount of hype behind this season after one of the most dramatic cliff hangers ever wrapping up season 4, the reviews are mixed. For us however, the season gave a great insight into how leadership changes can affect a group of people, whether in the office or in a prison. With such dramatic shifts in roles, we thought back to our own experiences with changes of responsibility and found lessens all business owners can learn from two of the most prominent characters in this season:
• Dayanara: We begin the season with Dayanara still holding the gun on two officers stuck in this crowd of inmates who are ready to revolt. For her, this seems to be the first time she has ever had real power in her life. When you started your first business, you may have felt similar to Daya in this season. This drastic change can make you question yourself. When decisions need to be made, doubt can take down your whole business. You must block out any outside noise and trust in yourself. We have a great example of someone who has full faith in herself and her path Lexi Palmer @lexipalmerCEO demonstrates this with her position as CEO with EquiSec, when she writes for @elitedaily, and when she is engaged in speaking opportunities. Check out Lexi and see how she shows her bravery and faith in herself.
• Tasty: Tasty found herself in a very unexpected role and proved to be a very capable while talking over the negotiations for the inmates. Her ability to stay calm through the majority of the riot shows a prime example of solid leadership that we can all hope to have in any business situation. Tasty knew exactly what was going on from a political and business standpoint and she knew what needed to be done. She was able to handle all of the moving parts and keep things moving forward for most of Season 5. We have the perfect example of someone who can enter a situation, see all the angles, and make the best assessments to success. We are speaking of the amazing Patty Farmer @SocialMediaABQ of course! She moved to Albuquerque last year and realized we do not have a social media day nor do we offer a conference to learn more about it. So, she sat down with Mayor Berry @Mayor_Berry and was able to establish a social media day. She then meet with many of the most prominent business people in our city and began to make the most powerful connections. She then created our very first Social Media Conference being held this June 29th and 30th. You can get your tickets if they are not already sold out at http://socialmediaabq.com/.
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