#RealTalk Category

Yes, it is that serious

Yes, it is that serious

“Can you make the connection for me? I would love to get an opportunity with them based on this article.” The other email read, “could you send a copy of my resume over to her and tell her to “help a brother out.” Friday is a day for me to connect back to the US with the above type request, follow up and meeting new people. ... Read More »

Marian Wright Edelman president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund – Rocks!

Marian Wright Edelman president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund – Rocks!

Continue to rock – Black Girls! ... Read More »

What is your career choices based on?

What is your career choices based on?

Is it your family situation, economic collapse or just trying to find a job?  Each choice carries its own strategy and approach. This came clear to me the other day as I was in a coaching session with someone who had to move back home.  She had been very successful in her prior role to the point of having a live-in housekeeper... Read More »

If they plan it, will the people come

If they plan it, will the people come

“I was amazed at all the people that showed up, senior executives, managers and my peers”.  “I even received emails from the C-Level, thanking me for the work I did for them.” That was from a young lady who is about 3 years out of college who had resigned her job after a 2 year stint.  She had found another opportunity... Read More »

What are your dreams?

What are your dreams?

That line was used in the movie Pretty Women during the closing scene.   In a reflective mood, I was asked this question by one of my direct reports last week.  I had noticed that he was in deep thought all week.  Since he came back from vacation, he has throughout the day had what I call the “stare at the wall moments”.... Read More »

Are you out of gas?

Are you out of gas?

 Are you out of gas? Lately it seems that I have come in contact with so many people that are just sputtering along.  What that means is that it appears that they have just run out of gas.  They ones that are working, commute in the same way each morning but the drive is gone. It appears that they want to just coast to their... Read More »

I’m really not in to this social media stuff

I’m really not in to this social media stuff

“I am not really into this social media stuff”, “I can’t understand this texting thing, just give me a call”.  We create our own image with our words and action.  Whatever we think of our brand it may be totally different as to how we are perceived. I have heard all these statements before from mid-career professionals... Read More »

Try it and you just might like it. Part 2

Try it and you just might like it. Part 2

This months post is a part 2 from the previous months post.  In that post I talked about taking advantage of the opportunity.  The person that I was talking about in that post was me. I am writing this post from my new assignment in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Yes I am living the life of an expat.  Been here one week now and it concludes... Read More »

Try it, you just might like it

Try it, you just might like it

“Wow that sounds like such an exciting global assignment.  However I would never do that” When I overheard this conversation, I asked them why would you say this?  Never is such a strong word.  Their response was that they would never work out of the country.  They would be too afraid.  My natural response was “afraid... Read More »

Putting all your eggs in one basket

Putting all your eggs in one basket

This past week, I received a nice note from a friend.  Out of work for a year, becoming distraught and in disbelief!  How could this happen to me.  Top flight lawyer who had risen up the No. 2 role in his company.  This should not be happening.  I have been employed with one company for 18 years since law school.  I am not... Read More »

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