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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 a bit of bad news.  The details... Read More »

Are you interested?

Are you interested?

By now, everyone who reads my blogs knows that I am a LinkedIn evangelist; and, the best type—they don’t pay me for it—hmm?  (Pause….) Anyway, this morning while updating my profile, adding more connections to the group I manage, I noticed my feed had something I hadn’t seen before.   Nice!  I recognize it’s not... Read More »

Who owns who?

Who owns who?

When you buy something, you can join any number of tribes on any number of days and feel part of something bigger than you feel. You can belong to the True Religion tribe when you wear jeans, the Mercedes tribe when you drive to work, and the Williams-Sonoma tribe when you cook a meal.   You’re part of a select clan (or so you... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Uneven pain—Unemployment by metropolitan area and race

Uneven pain—Unemployment by metropolitan area and race

New research out by the Economic Policy Institute. View the report. ... Read More »

Diversity and the use of social media

Diversity and the use of social media

Data you need to know. View the report. ... Read More »

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