The Hypocrisy of Being Authentic

Authenticity is a topic that seems to be trending in business as well as in sports, social media, politics and other areas. People want truth and transparency from their friends, coworkers and public figures. Individuals should be proud to reveal their true selves to every one they come in contact with. At first glance it…

Losing the Fear of Public Speaking

I ABSOLUTELY enjoy public speaking! I love public speaking whether it’s in class, at work or training workshops it doesn’t matter. I know a lot of you are probably making faces and saying who actually likes speaking in front of others. Believe me I get just as frightened as you are, but there is something…

Pain the Ultimate Motivator???

I read an article about Myron Rolle, a Rhode Scholar winner and there was a discussion in one of his classes where the question was posed “Where do you get your passion from?” Two options were given: 1. A burning desire to do something wonderful. 2. A deep righteous anger about a particular injustice. Let’s…

Transitioning from the Military to Civilian Resume Tips

The transition from the Military to Civilian work environment can be a hard one. Landing a Civilian job might be the hardest part of that process. Lets look at a few tips to get your process started smoothly before you start sending your résumé  out to have better chance of getting that desired response. Plan- …

Lessons from being a Caretaker

Recently, I have had the pleasure of taking care of someone very close to me. For many of us this can be a life changing event and everything can be affected. Your schedule can get a bit hectic and some things may be pushed aside or even removed. A lot can be learned from challenging…

Office Rules for Nice Guys (and Gals)

Ever heard the expression “nice guys finish last”, well there is a bit of truth to it but I prefer to believe that actually its “ naïve guys finish last”. There is being nice and then there is being taken advantage of. You have to know the difference and know exactly what is happening to…

George Washington University MLK Walk

I had the great opportunity to be a part of the George Washington University MLK Walk this year. Michael Tapscott was a great tour guide and not only pointed out important landmarks but shared his personal history as a DC resident growing up. Although this happened months past it just seems to be a But…

Just Been Fired!!!!Oh No

So you have just had the unfortunate news that you have been fired, what now? First things first do you have your employee handbook? It’s probably under a pile of old papers in a desk drawer or at home in the office but it would be wise to find it. Everyone should do their due…

The Paradox of Control and Creativity in Organizations

Originally posted on Oliver S. Crocco:
One of the seminal texts of Human Systems Change is The Social Psychology of Organizations by Daniel Katz and Robert Kahn published in 1966 and again in 1978. In short, the book is about Open Systems Theory, which says organizations are open to being affected by their external environments and…

Encouragement….A free but great gift!

We are all busy, we all have goals and deadlines but sometimes just take a moment out to just encourage someone. Tell them you believe in them, tell them not to give in to fear. Tell them you love them and appreciate them.  You might never know the true effect of your words but they…