Powerful Conversations: Interviewing - Part 1 of 3

Interviewing
Star candidates bring a spoon when others bring a shovel to the task of preparing for an interview. Kevin Hall, an Account Executive w/ Data Point Inc., will tell you this is why we win! Star candidates reach beyond reviewing the standard about, services, and press release pages. Their focus extends into areas often ignored as one prepares for their interview. Star candidates first focus on uncovering the organizational culture, areas of expansion, and key challenges facing their new employer or client. To know thy competition is to further strengthen the conversation.

A Glimmer Of Hope For Africa

Ron Watkins
Ron Watkins
During the 1950s, Liberia boasted the world’s second-fastest-growing economy. This was not surprising, given its abundance of natural resources – iron, ore, timber, diamonds, gold and tin – as well as rich vegetation. Today, after 14 years of civil war, Liberia is one of the poorest nations in the world, with no running water, electricity, decent public hospitals or schools. At least 85 per cent of the country’s three million-strong population are without jobs and most people are forced to live on less than $1 per day.

Raising Kids

Beverly Mahone
Beverly Mahone
“I spent several years as a single parent after my divorce. I knew I had an important job to do in raising my daughter so I dug deep down and went back to the “old school” ways of discipline. It was the way I had been raised and I turned out OK so I figured if it ain’t broke don’t try to fix it. I had to let my daughter know that although I loved and supported her, I wasn’t her friend and she was going to have live by rules as long as she lived in my house. I also wanted her to see, through me, that no matter what obstacles you may have to face, you can survive.”

Who Stole My Body?

Beverly Mahone
Beverly Mahone
Most of you have read the scare-mail about the person whose kidneys were stolen while he was passed out---well, I want to let you know that I, too, have been the victim of a horrendous crime!" But I've also discovered I'm not the only one. There are literally thousands of women who are being ripped off daily. I've been searching frantically to find out Who Stole My Body?


The New Face of Menopause

Beverly Mahone
Beverly Mahone
Menopause does not discriminate. It is an equal opportunity annoyer! It is time for all of my sisters to come out of the closet and join the journey. You will find, just as I have, that there is plenty of support out there.

Moving Past Black America's "Talented Tenth": Can The Black "Bourgeoisie" Do More?

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Dr Anthony Asadullah Samad, Ph.D.
This is the season for cotillions and now botillions, scholarships, luncheons and banquets, opportunities for those who have, and for those who work for companies who have, to send as many students to college as they can -- or so they say. Or do they send as many students to college as they can?

College has become more competitive as higher education has become a more prized commodity in the global workforce. Even the once "self-made" man and woman, whose entrepreneurial spirit once shunned education, had better have an MBA from some top tier "B-school" (business school), or have someone working for them who has one, in order to compete.


All Bets Are Off

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Darryl James
When you gamble, at some point, all bets may come off the table, because for some, either there is nothing to lose, or there is nothing to gain.

As a people, Blacks may have come to the point where all bets are off.

We've reached a point where everyone knows that they don't really have to care about us. There is no incentive to do right by us on any level because we haven't done what we need to do to control our communications, our economy or anything that we actually could have controlled.


Powerful Conversations

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Powerful Conversations
Self development doesn't have to be a screaming match between you and, well, you.  In the marketplace of business thought, there are a number of concepts one can refer to when polling for winning strategies.  Some experts define you by animal characteristics or colors.  Others have suggested meditation or unlocking THE SECRET as the ultimate answer.  In my humble approach, I focus in an unbuttoned urban manner on leveraging digestible thought.