The “Secret” to Success

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  Countless books and articles have been written on the subject of success. Many of them entice readers by teasing that they have the “Secrets of Success”. However, if we are honest with ourselves, most of us would confess that we know what it takes to succeed in virtually any endeavor. There is no “secret” […]

How to Engage in Positive Change

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At the time of this post our country is in a very interesting place; a crossroads if you will. We are still in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic, but in addition to that, in reaction to the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, protest against systemic racism, police brutality, and social […]

How to Manage Our Most Valuable Resource

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After a recent purchase, I was told I had 14 days to return the product for a refund. The ability to get a refund is nice. If you decide things weren’t to your liking, you can take it back. Getting a refund for purchases is a nice option when it comes to spending financial resources, […]

Forget Work Life Balance, Try This Instead

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  “There is an Indian proverb or axiom that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but, unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it […]

Setting a Standard of Excellence

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African Americans are accustomed to the notion that we must work twice as hard and be twice as good as other ethnic groups to achieve success in the United States. The fairness of this notion is what’s in question here.  We can approach this notion from a different perspective. The underlying principle behind the concept […]

How to live a Fulfilling Life

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There has been a lot written about success. Success can mean different things to different people.  Lately I’ve found myself thinking more about fulfillment, and more specifically, what do I consider a fulfilling life? The Oxford English Dictionary defines fulfilment as, “the achievement of something desired, promised, or predicted, the meeting of a requirement, condition, […]

Preparing for the New World of Work

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  It should come as no surprise to anyone that the world of work is changing. Technological advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics – to name a few – are impacting the workplace in profound ways. One perspective predicts these changes will lead to significant job loss for humans and dire economic consequences. […]

Building an Impactful Non-Profit Organization

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Working in the nonprofit sector is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It’s not without its frustrations, but when you’re associated with a well-run organization the rewarding experiences far outweigh the frustrations. What should come as no surprise is that great non-profits are not created by accident. In their book Engine of […]

Making Our Most Important Decision

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Let me tell you something you already know. Each of us can decide who we want to be. In fact, either consciously or unconsciously, we have already done so. While others may try to define us, the power remains our own to determine the person we want to be, along with the power to make […]

How to Avoid an Unpleasant Team Experience

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Working in teams is a widespread practice in business today. It’s not uncommon to see the ability to work in teams as part of the job description for a variety of positions in multiple industries. Often, teams are assembled to work on a specific project or event, and disassembled once the project has been completed. […]