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Facebook Friending Your Boss?

Dear Young Professional, To answer this question, you first need to assess how this could help or hurt your offline relationship with your boss. It’s a very personal decision and one that should not be made lightly. While my career started before the Internet existed and not everyone had access to, let alone own a computer,…

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The Insane Speed of Life

Dear Young Professional, Every once in awhile I grab a book I have read, randomly open the pages and reread a paragraph or two. It’s interesting how this habit has a way of sending me a message I need. Last week I opened The Good Life Project. This book was given to me from my…

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Why Your Degree WON’T Get You The JOB

Dear Young Professional, Maybe the University you attended is prestigious and makes you attractive as a candidate, or you attended community or a state system University either way the degree only gets the door to open, it’s what happens when you walk through that door that matters. Following are 4 tips to help you once…

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College Grads, will you be loving your life’s work?

Dear Young Professional, This week I am traveling to Honolulu to attend my niece’s graduation. I can’t believe this day is here. Seems like yesterday it was her baptism, church confirmation or leaving on a flight to see if she could handle “island speed” while attending college at University of Hawaii Pacifica. The passage from…

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Women Of The Greatest Generation

Dear Young Professional, Men if you think, by the title of this blog, that it’s meant for women you will miss out, read on… Last weekend I watched with many in the nation the funeral service for First Lady Barbara Bush. Her years in the white house predated your birth, and you probably are in…

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The Manager Dilemma… Friends vs. Friendly

Dear Young Professional, Sage business advice from my dad, “Don’t eat with the cooks”. WHAT does that mean? You are probably asking yourself, I too had to ask what he meant. My dad had a fine steakhouse in Kenosha Wisconsin before the family moved to California. This phrase was a cautionary nod to being careful…

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A Different Kind of Holy Week

Dear Young Professional, As we just completed Holy observances across a spectrum of religions, for some their religion is sport. In fact, there is a documentary series titled The Religion of Sport which highlights a variety of traditional and non-traditional sports and their history. This week is the first Major Tournament of the golf world,…

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Do you believe in Karma?

Dear Young Professional, Does the #METOO Movement have you conflicted? WHAT are you saying Aunt Kris? Isn’t this movement overdue? I know what you must be thinking. Hear me out… Years ago, I am talking about the 80’s early 90’s maybe before you were born, my company had all employees take Harassment and Sexual Harassment…

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Are you living life backwards?

Dear Young Professional, Recently I was speaking with a friend who was telling me of young woman her daughter is friends with who shared excitement about being pregnant. I find this story funny. My friend’s response struck me funny, not the funny LOL, but funny in how she views the sequence of events. See this…

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