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Save our sons!

Save our sons!

Dr Steven Perry is the most talked about innovative educator on the scene today.  Perry is the founder and principal of what U.S. News and World Report has cited as one of the top schools in the country, Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. Capital Prep has sent 100% of its predominantly low-income, minority,... Read More »

Where you are is not who you are

Where you are is not who you are

One of the many, many reason I respect and admire Ursula Burns.  Check out her video and the other Women Of Power.  Enjoy your development!   ... Read More »

Great advice from Ursula Burns and others!

Great advice from Ursula Burns and others!

  Xerox – CEO – Ursual Burns“If you have a chance to speak, you should speak” Watch Ursula Burns on PBS. See more from Makers: Women Who Make America.     ING Foundation – President – Rhonda Mims     Miami Heat – Alonzo Mourining   Ram Charan – Be Responsible... Read More »

Altruistic Leadership is on iTunes!

Altruistic Leadership is on iTunes!

I’m happy to announce that you can listen to Take-A-Lesson on iTunes.  Click the image and subscribe! Click & Subscribe! ... Read More »

Are you into Slacktivism?

Are you into Slacktivism?

Yes, you will find the word Slacktivism in the dictionary.  Dictionary.com defines as slacktivism as the public proclaiming of one’s political beliefs through activities that require little effort or commitment.  It’s a term formed out of the words slacker and activism.   Slacktivism was coined by Dwight Ozard and Fred... Read More »

Search Story

Search Story

Google launched a Search Stories Video Creator–awesome tool.   Easy to use prompts you to input up to seven search queries spread across Google’s search features (including Images, Maps, and standard web search), choose a song, and it generates a video in the same style as Google’s other Search Stories. The whole process... 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 »

Social Media and your Job Search

Social Media and your Job Search

Last weekend, I was invited to be a panelist at Columbia University School of Journalism Social Media weekend. The name of my panel was “Social Media and your Job Search”.  Luckily, one of the panelists was a dear friend Maggie Mistal that worked with me during my tenure at Martha Stewart Living.  The other panelist was my... 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 (and others) has proven that the... 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 to wing it. By winging it... Read More »

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