Category Archives: Career Development

The Power in Networking

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  You have probably heard a thousand times (as have I) that your personal and professional success is as much about who you know as what you know. But although I had heard this over and over again, I didn’t really GET the message until I became the Director of two organizations within a large Federal agency […]

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Journey to Change

Last night while preparing material for some online training I will be presenting, I decided to look back on the past five years of my life. A part of the training I will be giving will require the participants to plan ahead for the next five years of their lives, but I decided to look back […]

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Expect the Unexpected

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  We all make plans, wish for things and have expectations of how someone will act or something will turn out. Unfortunately, things don’t always turn out the way we would like and people don’t always react the way we expected or sometimes even show up. There have been times where I have planned an event, expecting hundreds of people […]

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Dealing with Yourself

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“It is a lot easier to pick someone else a part than it is to put ourselves together.” It is a lot less painful to look outside of ourselves than it is to look within.” These are two statements that I heard on an empowerment call as a young lady was sharing her story. I lead discussions […]

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Are You Your Biggest Challenge?

“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm”….African Proverb Sometimes, if we would dare to be totally honest with ourselves, we would find that WE are the root cause of our struggles. In many cases, this can be very difficult. Some don’t want to own their own mess. It is much easier to believe that other people are […]

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Who is Surrounding You?

It is often said that you are the average of the five people with whom you spend the most time. I heard this saying so much that it led me to look at those who were surrounding me. What I found was that I mostly hung around those who needed me, who depended on me, who considered me to […]

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Taking Time to Breathe

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Many days for me used to be so frenzied that I felt like I was running fast to nowhere…so fast that I could hardly catch my breath. My to-do list ran off my desk and down the hallway. I was overtired, overcommitted and overwhelmed. There were days that I wanted to scream out loud and some days I did. Well, actually I […]

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Can Guilt be a Good Thing?

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Sometimes guilt is useful and healthy. Without it we would feel no remorse for hurting others or breaking laws. Because we want to avoid feeling remorseful, we are often more mindful of the way we treat others. However, should we somehow cause hurt to someone, either intentional or unintentional, guilt can motivate us to try […]

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Do People Really Change?

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   Is it really possible for someone to change? Absolutely! But they are not going to change because we want them to. While most people know this to be so, it doesn’t stop them from trying to force the change anyway. Changing others used to be my mission in life. I used to think it so important […]

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Are You Bitter or Better? – Knowing the Difference

Some say they are better off after the breakup of a relationship, losing a job, not getting a role for which they auditioned, or the downfall of their business. They say that they have overcome it and the situation is no longer an issue. However, when they are revengeful, full of rage, and they continuously make it a topic […]

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