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Rosalind Brewer named as Wal-Mart Sam’s Club CEO, first woman and African American to hold CEO position

Rosalind Brewer named as Wal-Mart Sam’s Club CEO, first woman and African American to hold CEO position

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has named Rosalind Brewer as CEO of Sam’s Club — the first woman and the first African-American to hold a CEO position at one of the company’s business units. Brewer, 49, is replacing Brian Cornell, 52, who is leaving the company so he can return to the Northeast for family reasons. He had served in the... Read More »

Change or Die

Change or Die

I read Change or Die in May of 2005.  It begins “What if you were given that choice? (Change or Die.) What if it weren’t just the hyperbolic rhetoric that conflates corporate performance with life and death?  Not the overblown exhortations of a rabid boss, or slick motivational speaker, or self-dramatizing CEO.  We’re talking... Read More »

Keys to the future

Keys to the future

It has been said, “Adults who are truly alive are always learning.”  I love that saying.  Learning, for me, is an attitude, a habit, and a way of life.  I see learning as a way to turn problems into investigations and crises into opportunities.  When you are learning you discover new ways of approaching the unknown, and you... Read More »

If you were a poor black kid – really?

If you were a poor black kid – really?

On December 12, Gene Marks a contributor to Forbes (online) wrote the article “If I were a Poor Black Kid” which contained assumptions about what’s available to “poor black kids.”  I, like others, commented on his blog.  I’ve attached a link to the article; please take time to read the article & commentary... Read More »

5 truths about the digital African American

5 truths about the digital African American

Download the image here Full report2011_Five_Truths_Digital_African_American_Consumer Source: thinkinsight with Google ... Read More »

Beyond the neighborhood

Beyond the neighborhood

Recently I attended the 2011 State of the Race Conference hosted by the Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy.  This year’s theme: Beyond the Neighborhood: African Americans Competing in the Regional Economy.  This is my second year attending the event.  The speakers, information, and forum were outstanding & on-point. Turning... Read More »

Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear

Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear

When we launched The Compact Series earlier this year, it was because we read the vital signs of the traditional resume and made a prognosis: with Linkedin approaching 30 billion page views for 2011 it makes sense the company would focus on replacing things like Resume’s, business cards and rolodexes with business intelligence—and... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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