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Thrown Under The Bus – Part 4: Deciding Not to Decide

One of my pet peeves of the workplace is going to meeting after meeting after meeting without one decision ever being made. There is no shortage of reasons as to why teams, managers, and organizations fail to make decisions. Here are a few: – Avoid angering one or more members of a group or team. … Continue reading

Thrown Under the Bus – Part 3: Alternative Facts and False Narratives

When I wrote the first two posts under the Thrown Under the Bus series, I had additional content for other posts, but was challenged to develop more meaningful discussions. However, with additional thought and review on this topic, I was able to distill through a few pages of notes and references to create this post … Continue reading

Human Kindness: We are more kinder and gentler than we know

Most United States citizens woke up yesterday to hear the news of another mass shooting. Regrettably, it would turn out to be the worse in modern American history. The location: Las Vegas, NV. The human toll to date is at least 58 dead and over 500 injured from one gunman’s assault on innocent victims attending … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness: Who Will Be “The One” Today?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In a tweet on September 28, 2017, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfuss reminded us that we all need to do more to eradicate breast and other cancers. Louis-Dreyfuss informed her followers on Twitter that 1 in 8 (about 12%) women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. The … Continue reading

The Strength of Human Kindness

For most of us in these United States, the past 2.5 weeks have been one for the record books with unprecedented rainfall, gale force winds, evacuations, etc. The Gulf Coast Region of the United States has been hit by two massive storms in as many weeks! Hurricane Harvey began pummeling the State of Texas’ coast on Saturday … Continue reading

Actress Sonequa Martin-Green Will Help Conquer “The Final Frontier” in New Star Trek Series

America is still on the celestial high that was created on Monday of this week with the Great American Solar Eclipse. I planned to publish a post on gas prices as we neared the Labor Day Holiday weekend, however, it’s a little early for that. Instead, I am taking advantage of the frenzy that the … Continue reading

Thrown Under the Bus – Part 2: The Real Color of Money

Opening lyrics to For the Love of Money by the O’Jays: Money, money, money, money, m-o-n-e-y [x6] Some people got to have it, yeah, some people really need it Listen to me y’all, do things, do things, do things, bad things with it Well, you wanna do things, do things, do things, good things with … Continue reading

Fake News: Differentiating Between Fact, Opinion, and Commentary

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.”  Congressman Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003) America is not lacking in news sources! Digital news sources such as social media, messaging apps, texts and email along with traditional media, i.e. television, radio, and print provide a constant stream of information from organizations and persons … Continue reading

Thrown Under the Bus – Part 1: 3 Common Career Blocking Techniques

Recently I’ve had a few conversations with a childhood friend who I will refer to as Amanda for this post. Amanda shared some troubling events that she has been experiencing in the work place. Not only does she have little support from her manager, she feels this person has twice thrown her under the bus, and would … Continue reading

Sage Wisdom and Advice from Selected 2017 Commencement Speakers

As the calendar advances into the month of June, most graduates of the Class of 2017 have already received their diplomas, certificates, or other credentials. This annual rite of passage for graduates includes marching to Pomp and Circumstances and listening to advice from just about anyone who has some to give. While their advice is free, everyone does … Continue reading