Now that awards season is over, you’re likely familiar with the titles of and possibly the actors who stared in the nominated and winning films.  “Hidden Figures” , a film based on the true story of three African American Mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race, was one such film.  “Fences” , the…

Let’s Never Say We’re Tired of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Again All throughout elementary and high school, I learned about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  His birthday was recognized as a national holiday in 1983, I was 10 years old. Aspects of Dr. King and his dream was drilled into my head as it…

I’d venture a guess that most employees know very little about the guidelines in their organization’s appearance and dress code policy.  They know if the “dress code” is classified as business or business casual.  They make it a point to find out if jeans are only permitted on Fridays. But, in most cases, what is…

Young, curious, kind Very wise beyond her years Carolyn Kinzie Carolyn is my daughter, and while she has given me some grief during her teenage years, she has also given me little windows in which I feel quite proud. The Haiku above and this post is a reflection on a conversation we had years ago that…

It’s the presidential political season here in the U.S. This is the time where politicians on both sides of the aisle start talking about how they can reform various aspects of government. True reform on any political issue is rarely the result, but sometimes we take a few small steps in the right direction. This…

As I undertake to write this post, it comes one day after the taping of a PIC podcast.  The underlying theme was true Diversity and Inclusion but we also touched on Black History Month, is it necessary or a nuisance?  It was most interesting conversation; in fact I suggest you give it a listen.  For the month of…

Excitement. Pride. Bossed Up. That’s how I felt when presented with the January PIC topics: Diversity Acceptance Mutual Respect Tolerance. My initial inclination was to talk about diversity in the workplace, because, and this will shock you…I’m diverse. As I organized my thoughts, I found it difficult to discuss diversity autonomous of the other three…

Being in business keeps getting more and more challenging every year. It seems to me that it is getting to the point when some exceptionally bright, forward thinking entrepreneur has an idea to build a better mouse trap they are going to research what a business model might look like, and it just scares the…