After publicly speaking, podcasting, writing, discussing and educating about racism, I’ve observed that an individual’s response to these conversations is an indicator of their true values. The 2 dimensions that have an overwhelming impact are Emotional Intelligence and Racial Awareness. Emotional Intelligence … Continue reading The 5 Most Common Responses to Talking About Racism
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
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?