#RealTalk Category

They called him Big Chief

They called him Big Chief

There was a knock on the back door.  The knock turned into a pounding. Everyone inside was quiet and finally someone said, “Who is it”. The reply was Chief, this is the Big Chief. Everyone inside the house responded by laughing.  Finally the door open and Big Chief walked in.  To his amazement, the Chief of Police whom he... Read More »

Being true to our ancestors

Being true to our ancestors

While transferring files to my new laptop the other day, I came across a file of some of my past speeches.The vast majority were work related.  Since my specialty is Talent Management, I have an array of relevant speeches. However, one caught my eye and brought back memories.  As I read it, my eyes become watery. Memories from... Read More »

There but for the grace of God, go I

There but for the grace of God, go I

And so the first question that the priest asked — the first question that the Levite asked was, “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?” That was a quote in Martin... Read More »

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

“To reach your goal, you must try just as hard as you can to help someone reach theirs” That is a quote that I have always lived by.  So many times, we are so caught up in “getting there” that we do not try to help others along the way. It has been approximately 1-year since I have been associated with Altruistic Leadership.... Read More »

Footprints in the snow

Footprints in the snow

We have all witnessed a most terrible winter and it is not over. Looking outside the other day, I could see the footprints of various animals walking into the wooded area behind my house.  Footprints in the snow. Later that same day, I heard a news report about a town that had a series of car break-ins (not my neighborhood).  The... Read More »

Managing your playoffs

Managing your playoffs

One of the key points in my life has always been the end of the year.  The week between Christmas and New York is all down time.  Time for renewal!  Time for reflection!   This time is spent reviewing the past year.  Did I meet the goals that I had set?  If not why not? Meanwhile before I start this process, I pretty much... Read More »

Are you suffering from Careeritis?

Are you suffering from Careeritis?

You better be ready for it!!!! When my son was small, that was the phrase that we would use to anticipate things. Whenever he heard me use it, he instinctively knew something was up. You better be ready for it meant anticipating gifts or something new..  Whenever there was something coming up, we as a family would repeat that phrase... Read More »

Housewives of Atlanta and your Career

Housewives of Atlanta and your Career

I had a friend tell me the other day, “You know I am addicted to Housewives of Atlanta.” I could not comment because I have never seen the program. I also noticed over the past week all the comments about Will Smith’s daughter and the hair thing. Again, could not comment because I have never seen it. Neither of these were in... Read More »

That’s the way we roll!

That’s the way we roll!

That phrase while not a favorite of mine is often used by a friend of mines husband.  She hates it too. Well yours truly did reflect on that saying this past week. This past week NAMIC Annual conference (National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications) was held in New York.  The Saturday before the event, I was on both... Read More »

Good Morning—where is your career?

To everyone it is “good morning”, a hearty laugh and pleasantries all around. Amazingly, it is six in the morning and this is my daily commute into New York. The greeter to all of us is none other than Mr. Phillips who drives the bus and makes about 5/6 round trips per day. This man has the most amazing personality. He thinks... Read More »

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