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How Not to be the Cultural Spokesperson at Work

It’s time for lunch and your colleagues ask you where they can find good “Spanish” food. Or you’re sharing childhood stories with your cube mates and one asks when you came to the United States. Maybe you just finished a presentation and someone comments that ...

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, ...

Stephen Curry’s 10 Rules For Success

He's a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player. He led the Golden State Warriors to their first championship since 1975. This year he helped the Warriors break the record for the most wins in an NBA season and back to the NBA Finals for a second straight year. He's ...

Surviving the Corporate “Personality Test”

Have you finished polishing up that resume for your 2016 “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 y...

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...

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 trip behavior. Although your boss may never find out about your foolishness on a ...

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...

5 Life Lessons You Could Learn From Creed

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 40 years since Rocky Balboa first graced the screen. And now the Italian Stallion is passing his boxing gloves to a new generation, with the hard-hitting (and surprisingly poignant) reboot Creed. To be clear, this isn’t yo...

How to Say No At Work…And Get Ahead

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 say no in the office. Contrary to popular belief,...