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Thrown Under the Bus – Part 7: The Color of No Authority

Last weekend, I had a chance to catch up with two colleagues, Olivia and Stacie. During our conversation, this question was presented from Olivia: Is “color of authority” a legal term? Each of us acknowledged having heard the term or expression used before. I googled it and the search engine returned over a half million … Continue reading

Numbers: Another Mass Shooting, 12 Dead – Is This The Norm?

I awoke this morning, like so many others, to hear of another mass shooting here in the United States. Twelve victims, including a sheriff’s sergeant, are dead. The shooter is also dead. The details are sketchy, but here’s what I’ve been able to decipher about this most recent event:  When – Wednesday evening, November 7, … Continue reading

Sorry Meghan, Many Have Said Much Worse and Kept Their Jobs

When you can be anything in the world today, why not be kind? This is the second time in as many weeks that I am writing an “I wasn’t going to write this” post. Similar to Regrettably, This Behavior Isn’t Limited To High School, the information surrounding Senator John McCain’s failure to support the nomination of Gina … Continue reading

A Hopi Elder Speaks

You have been telling the people That this is the Eleventh Hour, Now you must go back and tell the people that this is THE HOUR. And there are things to be considered. Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in the right relationships? Where is your water? … Continue reading

Thrown Under the Bus – Part 6: Failure

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games will conclude later today, Sunday, February 25, 2018. While I have not been glued to the television every evening for the past two weeks, I did my share of event watching – especially those events involving snowboarding and ice skating! The current U.S. medal count (Ref 1): 9 gold, 8 … Continue reading

Remembering Howard P. Grant (1925-1997)

I don’t need to remind my regular readers and visitors to A Bridge for Business & STEM, that here in the United States, Black History Month is observed during the month of February. Since launching this blog, I have attempted to provide at least one post during Black History Month that highlights an historic figure … Continue reading

MLK Day 2018 Finds Me Reviewing the United States Constitution

As we are working our way through the first month of this new year, we are approaching the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday on Monday, January 15, 2017. This special holiday honors King who was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and … Continue reading

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

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