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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 »

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 »

The title read: Who’s in Charge Inside Your Head?

The title read: Who’s in Charge Inside Your Head?

When I saw that headline, I thought, wow that has got to be great article.  We all have that inner voice that carries on a constant banter with us.  Sometimes good and sometimes not so good! Jim Gaffigan who is one of the best comedians today has built a routine around that inner demon or inner coach, depending on your state of... Read More »

The Invisible Men Project by Jonathan Mathis

The Invisible Men Project by Jonathan Mathis

Jonathan Mathis is an incredible artist, outstanding photographer & graphic designer, and webmaster (he is the creator of this site), Jonathan is also a thoughtful creative genius.  I known and worked with Jonathan for the past 7+ years.  The projects he takes on and launches result  in social good.  Checkout his latest... Read More »

A Call to Men

A Call to Men

Tony Porter is co-founder of A Call To Men: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women, a leading national men’s organization addressing domestic and sexual violence prevention and the promotion of healthy manhood.  A central tenet of A Call to Men is the belief that preventing violence... Read More »

Did you tell them that?

Did you tell them that?

That is my favorite question that I use when someone is telling me about the dynamics of working with their manager or a friend.  They feel that they are not being listened to, appreciated, recognized etc.  You name it and I bet you I have heard it. The normal response is “No, I have not; at least not yet”.  However the not... Read More »

Getting a job is a job!

Getting a job is a job!

“Getting a job is a job” was a phrase I used this past week when I spoke with a friend who is now jobless.  He was notified that his job had been eliminated.  Stunned, he was trying to figure out what to do next. If you have not been jobless over the past few years, one thing that you will notice is that the techniques used... Read More »

A Graduates Guide To Success

A Graduates Guide To Success

“I will never pick up a book and study again” This statement came during the last week of finals during my daughter senior year in college in 2010. I am sure there are lots of seniors finishing up exams this week and probably thinking the same thing.  They have stuck their heads in the books for years.  Exams, presentations,... Read More »

“You are no bigger in your industry than your rolodex”

“You are no bigger in your industry than your rolodex”

Of all the quotes in my lifetime, that is one that I took to heart and will never forget.  That quote came from a seminar leader at my first outside development event after college.  When I think about my connections in my field of Human Resources/Talent Management, it is evident that I took this to heart.  I know folk that do... Read More »

Time for #realtalk

Time for #realtalk

#realtalk—situation  Often we place our livelihood in the hands of people who never asked to manage it—our employers.  I’m sorry but it’s true.  We miss the fact that in order for many organizations to survive processes had to be dismantled because they were either no longer effective (or efficient) and supporting them... Read More »

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