Author Archives: Priscilla Douglas

225th Blog— Time to redirect

Dear Readers, I have to pinch myself—each week for 225 weeks I have written and posted a weekly blog.  What began as an effort to invite you to a coaching conversation with me about your professional development has turned into … Continue reading

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What if you were $500.00 away from debt?

Gaps by class –wealthy, middle and low, economic opportunity and well-being are growing wider in our country and indeed in the world.  Yes, the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer and you don’t have to take a political … Continue reading

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Empathy and fear don’t mix

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And a child shall lead them

“We’re children,” he said. “You guys are the adults.” “We’re angry, we’re pissed, we’re ready for action” … “We are ready to make ourselves be heard.” On Valentine’s Day the Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School students lost their innocence – … Continue reading

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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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