Without rapport, there is no trust. Let that be understood. Short but simple. As a leader, build genuine relationships with your team. From there, they will trust your leadership. What I can tell you is that millennials, unlike previous generations, don't respect age or title. Instead, we have hold humility and autonomy in high regard. … Continue reading Trust Comes With Rapport
Before taking my current job, I had heard good and bad things about salary positions. And I will say that, depending on the work environment and leadership/management (two drastically different words), it could be either. If you work a predetermined number of hours each week and you're comfortable with that number and the salary that is … Continue reading In All Fairness
The world famous Michael Jordan put his foot in his mouth this weekend. And that's ok. Everyone makes mistakes. Sadly, his was made during halftime of the most watched regular season game of all college basketball. But you know what they say: No publicity is bad publicity. The Jordan brand could likely release a piece … Continue reading Even When You’re Wrong
The term "young professional" has such an elitist connotation. Even when I read my own blog posts, I often see myself talking to those of us who work in corporate, educational, creative, or entrepreneurial capacities (or at least hope to reach that). Truth be told though, working in retail, food, hospitality, maintenance, or any other … Continue reading What Will You Do?
"Books are made to be broken in." -- Henry Church I hate paying full price for anything. Books, however, are worth a couple dollars. Especially if I really want them. So I purchase books from time to time on iBooks. But I cannot wait until I have a home with the bookshelf space I … Continue reading Broken In
This week, I've begun taking an honest inventory of the way I spend my time. There are 24 hours in a day. I choose not to be productive for some of them. I am unable to be productive for others (sleep is a necessity, the only question is how much do we need). Being three … Continue reading Hump Day Vibing
As Black History Month comes to a close, I want to remind you that, no matter who you are or what your background is, love yourself and don't be afraid of others. Fear leads to hate and hate leads to evil. You can love yourself and your heritage without hating others. When I say "black … Continue reading Loving Yourself and Everyone Else