Author Archives: Priscilla Douglas

Let’s put the president back into presidents day

It seems ironic that in order to create more three-day weekends on the federal calendar that Abe Lincoln and George Washington’s birthdays have moved from their actual dates of February 12 and 22 to today –the third Monday in February.  … Continue reading

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Leadership and likeability

Q: When I took over the group, I inherited the most unlikeable person. Firing this person is not an option because morale is already low and retention is a problem.  How do I make this group a team?   A:  … Continue reading

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Time to up your game?

Q:  My sales goals this year are a hurdle, not a stretch!  I have to hit metrics that no one else had to hit for their promotion—why me? A: When clients ask “why me?” I remind them that it isn’t … Continue reading

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It’s time to punt

Q:  I feel like I’m being forced to have some “fun” I’d much rather skip. The Global Head invited our group to a Super Bowl Party — significant others are welcome.   For years, I’ve had a tradition of watching at … Continue reading

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Have you scheduled your future?

Q:  Lean staff and long hours, I don’t know how I am going to get through this year.  It’s only January and I am swamped.  Help. A:  It is easy to feel swamped when you are mired in demanding activities … Continue reading

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Are you doing the right thing?

Today, pause and look inside your heart.  Are your actions aligned with your values?  If the answer is “no” why not honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King by following his advice.    Find your center, realign and stand … Continue reading

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What is your word for 2018?

If your list of New Year resolutions are already a bit wobbly please don’t set yourself up for failure. My advice, don’t make resolutions pick a word. I begin the New Year by carefully choosing a word and “living into … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Be bold. Be brave. Be strong. Be kind. Be happy. Be free. Be silly. Be curious. Be original. Be YOU!   

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Extend your holiday joy

Dear Readers, Thank you so much for following my blog.   I especially appreciate your feedback.  Thank you.  It is affirming to know that you have expanded your perspective and now have more range and capacity as a leader and … Continue reading

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Do you know what happened today?

Resignations sparked by sexual harassment claims, reports of collusions and rallies for a man banned from shopping malls all of these events overshadowed one of our most important dates to honor and remember: December 7.  December 7, 1941. “A date,” … Continue reading

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