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Do something for you each and every day

Do something for you each and every day

I got a call a few weeks back from a friend of mine about his daughter.  He was concerned because she was in a job that she did not like and all she does is work and come home and sleep.  Saturday and Sundays were spent with the vast majority of the day being in bed. She would come down and eat, engage in conversation and back... Read More »

Milestones

Milestones

Sometimes in the course of living, we forget how important our lives are in the whole scheme of things. This past week we celebrated the 50th wedding anniversary of one of my cousins.  A really beautiful couple, beautiful kids, beautiful grandkids, everyone did well.  This was kind of a mini family reunion so it was good laughs,... Read More »

Expose each generation

Expose each generation

What does it mean to be exposed to something?  I watched with pride, this past week the coverage of the Olympics.  I was proud of all the participants who had toiled over the past four years or more to get to this spot. But to see Gabby Davis and Cullen Jones made me as a father especially proud. Cullen Jones almost drowned as... Read More »

Did you tell them that?

Did you tell them that?

That is my favorite question that I use when someone is telling me about the dynamics of working with their manager or a friend.  They feel that they are not being listened to, appreciated, recognized etc.  You name it and I bet you I have heard it. The normal response is “No, I have not; at least not yet”.  However the not... Read More »

Getting a job is a job!

Getting a job is a job!

“Getting a job is a job” was a phrase I used this past week when I spoke with a friend who is now jobless.  He was notified that his job had been eliminated.  Stunned, he was trying to figure out what to do next. If you have not been jobless over the past few years, one thing that you will notice is that the techniques used... Read More »

A Graduates Guide To Success

A Graduates Guide To Success

“I will never pick up a book and study again” This statement came during the last week of finals during my daughter senior year in college in 2010. I am sure there are lots of seniors finishing up exams this week and probably thinking the same thing.  They have stuck their heads in the books for years.  Exams, presentations,... Read More »

“You are no bigger in your industry than your rolodex”

“You are no bigger in your industry than your rolodex”

Of all the quotes in my lifetime, that is one that I took to heart and will never forget.  That quote came from a seminar leader at my first outside development event after college.  When I think about my connections in my field of Human Resources/Talent Management, it is evident that I took this to heart.  I know folk that do... Read More »

Time for #realtalk

Time for #realtalk

#realtalk—situation  Often we place our livelihood in the hands of people who never asked to manage it—our employers.  I’m sorry but it’s true.  We miss the fact that in order for many organizations to survive processes had to be dismantled because they were either no longer effective (or efficient) and supporting them... Read More »

Social Media and your Job Search

Social Media and your Job Search

Last weekend, I was invited to be a panelist at Columbia University School of Journalism Social Media weekend. The name of my panel was “Social Media and your Job Search”.  Luckily, one of the panelists was a dear friend Maggie Mistal that worked with me during my tenure at Martha Stewart Living.  The other panelist was my... Read More »

Author of my fate

Author of my fate

If you were asked to write a book about yourself what would it be?  Would your character be the most compelling such that if it was a movie, you could not keep your eyes of him/her.  The minute that your character appeared on the screen, the excitement level in the audience went up. As I was work out each morning, my Ipod is tuned... Read More »

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