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The tapestry called you!

The tapestry called you!

I’ve worked in several business industries: technology, consumer goods, professional services, banking (credit unions, savings & loans), entertainment & media, retail, automotive, etc.  Each role required that I acquire some new skill–for example:  programming, testing & writing scripts, graphic design, technical... Read More »

Your career has been cancelled

Your career has been cancelled

“I would advise all of them if they find another career, take it and do not look back”.  This statement came from a Captain in a local police force.  He was referencing the layoffs that had hampered the police department in a large east coast city.  Close to 200 officers had been laid off and according to the newspaper article,... Read More »

Hurt vs. Harm

Hurt vs. Harm

I love Skittles. I ate on average a bag a day for months. Fast forward six months later; I’m at the dentist office. “Ms. Adams you have three cavities that need filling and tooth #3 needs a root canal.” Yikes! Here’s the point: eating these tasty treats did not hurt me; however, the Skittle-abuse resulted in harm. Looking... Read More »

HiPo or PoPo – You Can Choose!

HiPo or PoPo – You Can Choose!

September / October issue available for sale — buy now! In this issue… Shhhhhh, you have been identified as a High-Potential! In this issue of Altruistic Leadership, we are examining the notation that High-Potential assignment is solely in the hands of the employer.  Instead of being Passed-over & Pissed-off (PoPo),... Read More »

Such is life

Such is life

These are my folks: Annie Lois Adams and Theonza Alvin Adams—in their younger years.  They have been gone for quite some time.  I was 7 when my Dad passed away, 21 at my Mother’s passing.  However, the lessons they taught me are lived-out every day. Bad news, good feelings Yesterday I received a bit of bad news.  The details... Read More »

If you’ve never failed, you’ve never lived!

If you’ve never failed, you’ve never lived!

Why should a birthday be important?

Why should a birthday be important?

We all have heard the public announcement that informs you when the time changes (daylight saving time), change the batteries in your smoke detectors.  Some do and some don’t.  We have also heard that around the end of the year, we are to make sure that we create New Year’s resolutions.  There are many reference points in... Read More »

Are you interested?

Are you interested?

By now, everyone who reads my blogs knows that I am a LinkedIn evangelist; and, the best type—they don’t pay me for it—hmm?  (Pause….) Anyway, this morning while updating my profile, adding more connections to the group I manage, I noticed my feed had something I hadn’t seen before.   Nice!  I recognize it’s not... Read More »

Guess what—you’re not special!

Guess what—you’re not special!

 “You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake.  You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else.” – Tyler Durden. And, to some degree, he’s right.  HOWEVER, creating a personal brand in today’s competitive workplace, distinguishing you significantly from others can be challenging,... Read More »

What “Apply with LinkedIn” means to your career

What “Apply with LinkedIn” means to your career

“I do not see any need for LinkedIn.  I do not have a profile and don’t plan on getting one.” That statement came from my daughter reciting someone in her office talking about using LinkedIn.  When I hear this my statement is just wait till you are laid off.  When I see heavy activity on my LinkedIn feed, such as 5 or 6... Read More »

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