Karima Mariama-Arthur

Karima Mariama-Arthur
A leading authority on leadership development and organizational performance management, Karima brings more than 25 years of comprehensive, blue chip experience in law, business and academia to every client engagement. A shrewd advisor to distinguished organizations from DC to Dubai, her expert insights help clients to successfully navigate today's ever-changing and competitive global business environment. Karima is the author of the internationally acclaimed and 2019 NAACP Image Award nominated leadership guidebook, Poised For Excellence: Fundamental Principles of Effective Leadership in the Boardroom and Beyond (Palgrave Macmillan), which launched at the United States Military Academy at West Point. As an extension of her work, she speaks regularly both nationally and internationally in her areas of expertise and serves in an advisory capacity on select corporate boards.

how to deal with unexpected change

How to Deal With Unexpected Change

By Karima Mariama-Arthur | March 26, 2020

Are you feeling rattled by the sudden shift in your routine? Here’s how to confront and survive your new normal.

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4 Ways to Build Grit When You Need It Most

By Karima Mariama-Arthur | October 24, 2019

Your internal drive to dig deep and overcome challenges will prove your biggest asset in times of uncertainty. Grit builds resilience—especially when you need a reason to keep going.

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3 Strategies to Manage Your Time and Maximize Your Results

By Karima Mariama-Arthur | June 19, 2019

Do you proactively engage in your day or simply ‘fall into activity’? It’s up to you to effectively manage your time amidst a sea of competing interests.

Do These 3 Things to Be Better at Decision-Making

Do These 3 Things to Be Better at Decision-Making

By Karima Mariama-Arthur | May 23, 2019

If you’ve found yourself wavering a lot lately and want to become better at decision-making, follow these key steps.

Negative Stress

4 Signs Stress Is Negatively Affecting Your Well-Being

By Karima Mariama-Arthur | May 8, 2019

Is stress impacting your overall health and wellness? Here’s how to know for sure, plus tips to help you navigate the symptoms.

5 Ways High Achieving Women Can Break Through the Glass Ceiling

5 Ways High-Achieving Women Can Break Through the Glass Ceiling

By Karima Mariama-Arthur | March 21, 2019

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, take these winning strategies with you.

Success on Your Own Terms

How to Define Success on Your Own Terms

By Karima Mariama-Arthur | January 21, 2019

If you’ve grappled with what success means to you, it’s time to take control of the narrative.

Master These 5 Attributes to Successfully Influence Others

By Karima Mariama-Arthur | March 27, 2018

Leveraging ‘executive presence’ to harness undeniable influence


5 Self-Sabotaging Behaviors You Should Avoid

By Karima Mariama-Arthur | March 23, 2018

Check yourself before you wreck yourself. 

Why Leaders Need to Make Time for Self-Care

By Karima Mariama-Arthur | February 9, 2018

When your body and brain feel well, you perform well.