Author Archives: Priscilla Douglas

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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Are you the victim of your own success?

By Priscilla Douglas Are you the victim of your own success? You’ve heard the proverb, “When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” You are probably one of the best “hammerers” in your organization, or management … Continue reading

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Why haven’t they called me back?

Q:  I had a positive interview and the company told me that they were going to make an offer last week, but the head hunter hasn’t got back to me.  What is going on? A:  Waiting for the telephone to … Continue reading

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Are you expressing your gratitude?

There is so much to love about Thanksgiving—getting together with family and friends and enjoying a lavish array of comfort foods.  The anticipation, the planning and the celebration all make Thanksgiving a special gathering.  And, as I have shared what … Continue reading

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Veterans: don’t be silent

Q: Proud to be veteran and to now be a relationship sales manager on Wall Street.  Here is the problem:  My colleagues are saying things like “Drop ‘America strong,’ drop the bomb.”  Senseless war mongering—they have no clue about what … Continue reading

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VOTE!

I am shocked into disarray when people tell me that they aren’t voting.  Why, I ask?  They answer: “My vote makes no difference” and I respond with urgency–    “yes, your vote counts—people died for the right to vote”.  And, I … Continue reading

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What scares you?

By Priscilla H. Douglas  A:  I am overwhelmed by the endless stream of disasters—hurricanes, fires, shootings, bombings and hateful and disturbing rhetoric.   I worry what will happen next.  It is really scary. Any advice? Q:  Yes, it seems that we … Continue reading

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I am too embarrassed to #MeToo

  By Priscilla H. Douglas  A:  I have been “Weinsteined” but I am too ashamed to tell my story.  My colleagues will treat me differently, right?    Q:  I don’t think that your colleagues will treat you differently.  I think … Continue reading

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Family in Puerto Rico? Don’t expect to be 100%

Q:  I am not 100% at work because my mother, father, aunts and uncles are in Puerto Rico.  My work is highly detailed and I am afraid that I am going to screw up.  What can I do?   A:  Be … Continue reading

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Are we re-writing Columbus Day?

Q:  I just moved to Vermont and had no idea that they don’t celebrate Christopher Columbus.  I consider myself to be well informed and can’t fathom that Vermont is one of many states that do not celebrate Columbus’s arrival. Yes, … Continue reading

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