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Cheryl Stokes


Raleigh, NC

Member Since March 2023


Leadership Development
Executive Development


Cheryl is CEO of CNEXT, a diverse global community that helps connect, develop and advance high-impact leaders. We help our clients UNLEASH POTENTIAL and UNLOCK THE FUTURE.

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19 tips to communicate more effectively with your remote workers 

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Here's how to elevate company culture in a digital office environment. If you are new to leading a remote or hybrid company, you may find yourself struggling to bridge the gap between management and staff members who work from home to create trust and transparency. By the same token, if you're new to working for a remote employer, you may be feeling isolated if you're unable to connect with your new co-workers and management the way you initially envisioned when you were onboarded for your "dream job opportunity."  To help leaders and their remote teams communicate more effectively and improve their working relationships in no time, 19 Fast Company Executive Board members each share one new idea for building a better company culture in 2024.

The transformative power of ERGs in driving positive business results


Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are a driving force behind positive business outcomes. Here's how you can get one started at your company.

The power of courageous conversations


In business, courageous conversations stimulate creativity and innovation, unlocking new insights to drive success.

Is you business setting higher DEI standards in today's workplace?

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14 tips for business leaders aiming to reframe a culture of adaptability at the office. For a company to remain competitive and survive in today's marketplace, its leaders must be willing to fully embrace what it means to build a culture of adaptability among a diverse workforce and live up to its own expectations. Improving the company's culture won't happen overnight, but if leaders begin to gather and share employee success stories and transformative behavior patterns, doing so will plant the seed of change for the better. In turn, top talent will be more likely to take a second look at potential career opportunities at the prospective company. Here are 14 suggestions from Fast Company Executive Board members that can lead to a better work environment and a desire to change. 

The crucial role of self-awareness in effective leadership


By unlocking self-knowledge, leaders can work to motivate colleagues and team members and become even more impactful in their leadership.

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CNEXT is a highly-diverse global platform for leadership exchange, development, and the advancement of high-potential leaders. We help our clients UNLEASH POTENTIAL AND UNLOCK THE FUTURE.


Corporate leadership

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11 - 50