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Six Steps to Use Data to Unify Your Organization for Growth

I had the honor recently to give the kickoff keynote for the #ExigentMashUp2019 event hosted by my new friends at Exigent Group Limited. It was a unique event purposely designed to bring people together with diverse professional backgrounds, personal experience and ways of thinking.  Legal and data.  Right brain and left brain.  Analytical and creative. 

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Letter to my Younger Self

Dear young Crystal, Here’s some really important things you need to know: #1 You don’t have to have it all figured out.  Your education is more than a degree or even multiple degrees.  Your education grows every day based on the experiences you embrace and the challenges you face.  Your education grows every day based

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The Truth is I’m Human

When this blog is shared on social media, I’ll be standing on stage in Chicago delivering a keynote on innovation, leadership and partnerships.  I’m sure I will be poised, strong and all smiles.  I’m sure I’ll be keeping it together.  The truth is that I’m struggling big time.  The outside world sees someone who is

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The Top 5 Leadership Myths

I love challenging conventional wisdom.  I was born to upset the apple cart and march to the beat of a different drummer.  My mother would agree.  I think that’s why I’m so devoted to helping technical organizations build better leaders.  When we hide behind the myth that STEM types are poor leaders, we miss the

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The Reason Why I Want to Pummel Elizabeth Holmes

Like many, I followed the epic rise and meteoric fall of Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes.  I listened to John Carreyrou’s best seller, Bad Blood while traveling to visit clients.  I’m sure I concerned a few folks on the road when they saw me yelling in my car.  It wasn’t road rage.  It was

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Powerful Truth I Discovered in a Parking Lot

I’m getting better with the truth.  The truth is that I found myself recently sitting in my car in the parking lot of Aldi’s eating an ice cream and listening to a podcast just so I could hide from my family and extend my grocery shopping alone time.  Truth.  Don’t judge.  I love my family,

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Tech AND Leadership not Tech OR Leadership

In my recent TEDx talk, I shared my saucy mission with the world. I’m on a mission to eliminate shit leadership in tech. I’ve been known to toss out a curse word. If you don’t like it, you can fill in your own favorite adjective. Crap, garbage, toxic, bad, etc. Be creative. You may think

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7 Principles of High-Performance Organizations

Often when I work with groups, we start by talking about our collective experience in awesome organizations vs. really bad ones. It doesn’t take long to come up with a list of characteristics of organizations in chaos. Common aspects are: lack of vision, no teamwork and poor innovation; constantly shifting priorities; always working in crisis

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Dr. Crystal Morrison talks at TEDx Strip District

Dr. Crystal Morrison recently gave a talk at TEDx Strip District in Pittsburgh, PA. The title of the talk was “Leading in Tech Requires Learning to Lead.” Dr. Morrison talked about her journey from professional scientist to her passion for helping leaders in tech industries. EverRise LLC is a consulting firm dedicated to transforming technical

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Dr. Crystal Morrison presents for leadership experts in Texas

Before giving her TEDx talk in the Strip District, Dr. Crystal Morrison presented for a group of leadership experts from around the country. The group was in town for a leadership certification training in Waco, Texas. Certification training helps 360 Solutions Strategic Partners stay up to date on the latest in leadership development topics like

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