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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

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

Her-Story: Alice Augusta Ball

  While googling another topic, I came across the research and contributions of Alice Augusta Ball, a chemist and university professor who made a significant contribution to medicine and science. In 1915, Ball worked with an assistant surgeon and U.S. Public Health officer in Hawaii to research the properties of chaulmoogra oil. Her claim to … Continue reading

Leaders: Common Sense MIA During United Airline Passenger Incident

By now, most of you have seen the video of a Chicago Aviation Officer dragging a passenger off of a United Airlines plane. The eviction of David Dao, a 69-year-old American doctor, from United Airlines Flight 3411 on Sunday, April 9, 2017, has prompted a massive outpouring of indignation and criticism on social media here … Continue reading

Her-Story: Jean Williams

This Women’s History Month has been rich with content featuring known and unknown females who have made great contributions to their communities, the United States, and the world. Perhaps my taking notice of this special content is tied to several events that have already occurred this year that include the Women’s March and release of … Continue reading