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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 »

Open Manholes

Open Manholes

“It happens an instant.  One minute you are walking and whistling, the next you are wide-eyed... More »

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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... 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... 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... Read More »

Button up: you may get that job!

Button up: you may get that job!

A new comprehensive research study from scientists at Harvard, Yale, Northeastern, and the University of Maryland suggests that the more skin someone shows, the more likely they are to be perceived as possessing less self control and less power over their own decision making.  Whoa!  This study... 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... Read More »

End of the year strategy

End of the year strategy

Having just finished Thanksgiving we are now headed directly into the Christmas season. And before you can blink an eye, 2012 will be here. No matter where you are in your career journey, there must be milestones for review. Some people use an array of dates as reminders to have that conversation with... Read More »

The Art of Advocacy

The Art of Advocacy

As the parent of a child thriving on the Autism Spectrum (I don’t use the phrase syndrome), I find that I am consistently contacting teachers, specialists and the school administration to make sure that it is known what I will accept as appropriate and adequate schooling. I know what the stats say... 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 »

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 »

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