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After Charlottesville Listen and Be Kind

By Priscilla H. Douglas Q:  I am a graduate of UVA and watched the mayhem unfold. I feel totally helpless.   What can I do to make a difference? A:  I can appreciate that you feel helpless but I suspect … Continue reading

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Take a break from the news

Q: I can’t tear myself away from the constant stream of news alerts. Frankly, it’s throwing me off my game. How do I cope? A: You are not alone! The whole country—indeed the world—is on the receiving end of the … Continue reading

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C-Suite Mindset: Bloom Where You Are Planted

By Priscilla H. Douglas C-Suite  Advisor: Yvonne Jackson former chair of the board, Spelman College “I believe in the law of attraction. If you are clear about your goals and where you are headed you will build support systems that … Continue reading

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A Crisis in the USA Brand?

Q: My global clients won’t openly discuss the US political situation and I don’t either.  However, US politics are the elephant in the room.  Our brand strength rests on “truth, beauty and the American way” and now it seems much … Continue reading

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 What makes you unique?

Arthur and Gwen are both viewed as smart and hard working. However, hard work is not enough to get to the next level. In fact, “He’s a hard  worker” becomes a catch-all phrase that can obscure the unique skill, talent,  … Continue reading

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Laid off or getting fired?

Q:  My boss wants to see me in her office at the end of this week and I am thinking the worse:  laid off or fired! A:  There is a big difference between being laid off and being fired.  There … Continue reading

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Let us celebrate “We the People”

Today it is important to remember that “WE” are the people– a fact easily obscured  by I, me and selfies.  Our values as Americans–liberty, justice, freedom, tolerance and inclusiveness–are expressed and lived as “we the people”. We are not a selfish people; we … Continue reading

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Should I go along to get along?

Q:  I attended a client event with my boss and was taken aback by the over-the-top antics.  I thought—is this really happening? When we returned, my boss said, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”  I thought—Vegas, no! The Godfather … Continue reading

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Stop working under the radar

Let’s look at the temptation to overachieve. Many people believe that they have to work twice as hard as anyone else in order to be recognized and promoted over members of the dominant group. There can even be an “I’ll  … Continue reading

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Stuck due to training cutbacks

Q:   I am stuck.  Due to cutbacks, corporate sponsored training has gone out the window.  Now what? A:  It’s great if your company offers training—believe me, I am envious of the classroom courses that I see offered at GOOGLE HQ.  … Continue reading

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