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This One is for the Overthinkers

Picture this – we make hundreds, if not millions, of micro-decisions every day – from what to focus our energy on, to how to respond to an email, to what to eat for lunch. You could easily argue that becoming a better (and swifter) decision-maker would be the fastest route to improving your daily productivity.


The Right Questions Can Lead to the Right Risks

Back in November of 2011 I made a decision that altered my entire career.  It’s been exactly 90 days since I made that decision and guess what!? I’m not regretting it one bit. I must preface this by noting that my entire career in has evolved due to a series of decisions to pursue a … Continue reading

Attention Job Seekers! Job Searching is like Pitching to a VC

I had the opportunity to speak to the students at International Technological University about their job search strategies, there were a few points that I thought I would share  with you in case you are looking or a structred and fun way to approach your job search.  You see, there are many factors that contribute to a … Continue reading

Standout form the crowd when getting your name out there!

Why It’s Important to Standout From the White Paper

Crafting an effective resume can be difficult. There’s the formatting, grammar, punctuation and, most importantly, your content. To stand out from the crowd, it’s not enough to create a laundry list of job duties. You also have to talk about the impact you made while you were in that position. Whether you’re looking for your … Continue reading

Most Bang for Your Buck: Five Principles on Retaining Generation Y Managers

We’re called Generation Y: people born between 1978 and 1994, and we’re rapidly climbing the business ladder. As more and more of us rise to entry level management positions, it’s increasingly important for upper management to understand how we young managers think in order to keep our interest in the organization. I speak from the … Continue reading

Your Brand? Your Mission?

I thought this might help those of you out there looking at brand and mission perspective. My good friend Danielle Leslie posted this on the Youtern blog back in April. It was just too juicy not to share. Before we continue investing our valuable time crafting, manicuring, and fine-tuning our online personae, we should ask … Continue reading

Indispensable Leadership Qualities in 21 Slices

I recently read the 21 Indispensable Leadership Qualities by John Maxwell and thought I would share with you the slices of knowledge that I took away from this wonderfully written leadership book. Leadership tools are a dime a dozen, but for me, what really intrigues me about modern leadership tools is the author’s ability to … Continue reading

Education Nation or Education Stagnation?

This article was featured on the emerging influencers site http://www.genjuice.com under the Social Change section.Gen juice Launched on 10/10/10 as the leading destination for emerging influencers. Click on the link above to take a  look at all the wonderful content for the Gen Y in you! Education Nation or Education Stagnation? The opportunity of a … Continue reading

Gen Y Advocate Connecting Young Talent and Mentors

Hello GenY! It’s been a while since our last post. We’ve got mighty big things cooking in the kitchen. Summer took off without a hitch and kept me busy speaking at conferences and attending conferences and meeting with more people who can offer us a better paradigm into out generation. Lately, this Gen Y blogger … Continue reading

Why We Need America’s Educational System to Step Up.

Last month, Erica Goldson graduated as valedictorian of Coxsackie-Athens High School. Instead of using her graduation speech to celebrate the triumph of her victory, the school, and the teachers that made it happen, she channeled her inner Ivan Illich and de-constructed the logic of a valedictorian and the whole educational system. I cannot even begin to tell … Continue reading