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Take-A-Lesson with Today’s Diverse Leaders

Take-A-Lesson with Today’s Diverse Leaders

  Take-A-Lesson: Uncovering Hidden Mentors For Diverse Leaders We profile today’s... More »

MYCDS Career Management

MYCDS Career Management

Managing Your Career Diversity Style (myCDS) is a succession management & career coaching... More »

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

Filmmaker Raoul Peck  on creating James Baldwin’s  ”I am not your Negro” ... More »

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Are you ready for a cattle call?

Are you ready for a cattle call?

Cattle calls are auditions in which a large number of actors or performers try out for a role. Think of any interview you have also as a cattle call.  Can you imagine an actor that knows that they are heading for possibly the role of their life and not being prepared?  In other words they are not going... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More »

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