It’s time to get unrealistic about confronting racism. Being realistic ain’t working. The realistic leader views racism as a Black issue to manage rather than a White problem to solve. The unrealistic leader knows racism isn’t a season to endure … Continue reading Unrealistic Leadership: 10 Ways to Confront Racism in Your Organization
To my White Christian friends, family and community: Your silence is a vote for the status quo. Your voice speaks loudest when you don’t. The debt of slavery in America continues to accrue real and tragic costs – paid in … Continue reading The Black Cost of Silent White Christians
Name: Adrian D. Parker. Don’t ask what the “D” stands for. Profession: VP of Marketing by day. High-maintenance husband and full-blown father by night. I also direct award-winning music videos. For my family. Dog or cat? Dog. Cats hate me, … Continue reading Getting to Know Adrian
Asking a marketer to describe their brand’s content strategy is like asking my wife what she wants for dinner. You’ll hear 50 different answers that really only distill down to a handful of choices: FORMAT – “We use video, images and … Continue reading How To Spot The Best and Worst Content Marketing Strategies
Perform a quick Google search for advice on exiting or entering a job and you’ll find millions of articles dedicated to helping you make the critical hold ’em or fold ’em decision. Most of this guidance, however, provides a very … Continue reading Career Poker: Knowing When To Cash In Your Chips
Leading people is one of the most critical and challenging skills on this planet. Aside from parenthood – which has many similarities – there aren’t many competencies that universally possess equal amounts of hope and horror depending on how you wield their … Continue reading The Top 7 Distinctions Between Weak and Strong Leaders
Several years ago in New York City I met a young guy doing fairly big things. Only 5 years out of college, he had been handpicked to lead marketing, public relations and advertising for the retail division of Liz Claiborne, … Continue reading 4 Things I Learned From A 26-Year-Old Marketing Director
A few days ago I shared a blog post, What Is The Purpose of Cancer?, inspired by my participation in the LIVESTRONG Challenge bike race. The courage, compassion and unity I witnessed there led me to a second self-inflicted inquiry: … Continue reading Why Does A Good God Allow Bad Cancer?