POWER & CAREER

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Wise Words of Latino Men

"Respeta tus mayores." While we heard it all the time growing up, many of us probably didn't get the deeper reason why it was important to "respetar" which was code for "listening" to older people that surrounded us. The elder statesmen in our lives--fathers, ...

How to Survive the Corporate “Personality Test”

Have you finished polishing up that resume for your “dream job?” Great, but keep in mind it’s only part of the equation. Those pesky H.R. departments are throwing a whole new monkey wrench into the interview process with the dreaded personality test. Oh yes. F...
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Is CPT (Colored People’s Time) Myth or Reality?

They say money isn’t everything, but if you don’t have it, it sure does feel like everything. The same concept applies to time. Yet, unlike everything else in this world we can’t reproduce time – we can only master how to best use it. Although it is free, ma...
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Business Travel 101

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ3N_vrFGGQ Hot tub hijinks, hookups and hookers might be standard M.O. at a bachelor party or boys’ trips, but they’re definitely not business travel behavior. Although your boss may never find out about your foolishness on ...
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Are the successful lucky, or the lucky successful?

During an exit interview my supervisor, an Ivy league educated Latina, asked me why two inner city kids like us succeeded when so many of our counterparts, with near identical circumstances, did not. My answer -- I made the decision to be successful. People...
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Say No At Work…And Get Ahead

Tword no, it's such a simple word that often escapes our lips without much thought. But using it on the job could mean the difference between a promotion and a pink slip. Read on to learn when is the right time to use this word in the office. Contrary to po...
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The “New” Internship – Not Just for Students Anymore

So you think the scenario played out in the new Robert DeNiro film The Intern is just Hollywood poking fun at the workplace? Think again. Let’s face it: The economic meltdown is still impacting the employment landscape for everyone. Part of that change inclu...
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Felipe Smith – The Marvel Artist Putting Pen to Pulp

Before Michael B. Jordan stirred up controversy for his portrayal of the, otherwise Caucasian, superhero known as Johnny Storm (aka The Human Torch) in the upcoming reboot of the Fantastic Four, Marvel writers, artists and editors were already making strides...
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Decoding Casual Friday

For many men the end of the work week is a time to loosen the chokehold of the suit-and-tie and head into the office in comfort. Casual Fridays however, are not exactly a sartorial free-for-all and abusing this company privilege can damage your career. Human R...
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