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Jan 30th


(Plan Your Career) Bully Bosses: Is your leadership style an obstacle to success?

One of my best bosses was also the worst.  Glynn tackled every problem with a right hook.  She knew how to argue, and looked for opportunities to practice.  The consummate bully, if she disliked someone’s attitude, she complained about it to others.  If someone’s results were poor, she called them out in front of everyone, often shouting and, no kidding, stamping her feet.  Glynn taught us all we needed to know about how not to lead an organization.  Most people have encountered a manager like Glynn.  But what if you discover that the workplace bully is… you?

The Godfather of Soul's money

The James Brown Estate Battle kept probate lawyers busy since the Godfather of Soul died early Christmas morning, 2006.  Mr. Brown left behind at least 4 women he had married, along with 6 children through marriage and 3 others who may or may not have been fathered by Brown from women he hadn't married.

(Plan Your Career) Preparing for your career comeback

Already there are signs that the economy is turning around.  Anyone who has settled for whatever work he can get, or has been looking for work without results is looking forward to some positive news.  While there is no telling when it will happen, this financial crisis will end at some point.  Make sure that when your career has a chance to rebound, you are ready to help make it happen.  Working or not, improving your education, presentation and leadership skills will pay off when companies return to hiring and promoting great people.

(Plan Your Career) Improve your prospects through better use of online networking sites

A quick phone conversation with candidate Leon this morning made me realize that not everyone is taking advantage of the fabulous online resources available right now for free.  Leon and I looked at his computer presence together, and talked about a few points that might be the difference between Hired and Still Looking for this talented IT candidate.  LinkedIn is a one good resource people are using effectively to find work, so let’s look at that for some specifics.

Microsoft receives Judge Leon Higginbotham Corporate Leadership Award

Microsoft receives Judge Leon Higginbotham Corporate Leadership AwardOn the 45th anniversary of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has honored Microsoft Corporation for excellence in diversity at its 10th Annual A. Leon Higginbotham Award Dinner in New York June 3rd.

End of GM, or a new beginning?

Chevrolet-Saturn of Harlem Inc. was the first filing of the day General Motors sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and recorded the nation’s fourth largest bankruptcy.  As of June 1, 2009, “What’s good for GM is definitely good for American taxpayers”.  American taxpayers’ $50 billion investment now totals a 60 percent stake in GM, while the union, its creditors and federal and provincial governments in Canada own the remainder of the auto company.

Minority Business Survey finds "Glimmers of Hope"

The 2009 survey results on the State of ALANA Businesses 2009 was presented at a packed town hall meeting focusing on the Economic Recovery Act at St. Paul College attended by senior policy leaders such as Congresswoman McCollum, Mayor Coleman of St. Paul and DEED Commissioner McElroy and others.
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