Work somewhere where you'll be happy, where those you work with will be happy to see you walk into their office, and where the community you serve will grow in their own identity from your being around. Otherwise, you're not serving anyone but yourself.
You don't have a responsibility to change the world like Barack Obama or Mother Teresa or JFK. But you do have to change it like (insert your name here). Bring your passion to the table every day. Live that passion out. Allow it to shine a light on the world.
I'm at a point in my life where I just don't want to do illogical things in relation to my professional life. Pointless tradition in families is entertained for nostalgia's sake. In work settings, it can often be little more than an irritant.
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
Do you know what I've observed? Actually, more importantly, do you know what you've observed? We all have critiques of the systems in which we operate, whether government, business, non-profit, religious, educational, marital, familial or otherwise. We’ve all seen things that can be improved upon but, too often, we think those things and don’t record … Continue reading Pay (Your Dues With) Attention
People aren't going to think the way you want them to think because you want them to think that way. Your employees aren't going to learn like you do because you want them to learn that way. Some people love structure. Some people love freedom. The more we learn about human nature, the more we … Continue reading The World Isn’t Yours
... and that's ok. I realize that, with every single job that I have, there are things that are done that make no sense. There are processes that are archaic that companies/organizations don't want to change because people gravitate to what they know and that is what it is. But I do them because I'm getting … Continue reading Sometimes It Won’t Make Sense