Success

It’s Not My Job.

How many times have we heard this phrase, or its equally irritating cousin, “I only work here?” Far too many times, I’m sure. I find these words even more annoying lately as we hear so much complaining about how people should be making more money or ‘a living wage’. This is not to say that [...]

2017-04-20T13:46:28+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Author News|0 Comments

Luck Had Nothing To Do With It.

I wrote the book Get Back Up: From the Streets to Microsoft Suites because I honestly thought that my story of overcoming many obstacles before eventually achieving success would be an inspiration to others. While I did get quite a few comments from people who found the recount of my life to be motivational, there [...]

2017-04-01T14:17:12+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Author News|0 Comments

No means No (Sometimes)

While there are certainly times when No means No and it must be respected, such is not the case in a negotiation, sale, or interview. In these situations, No means Tell me more; at least that’s what you have to think if you want to close the deal, make the sale, or get the job. [...]

2017-03-19T11:27:32+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Author News|0 Comments

The Cost of Work/Life Balance

I’ve been hearing a lot about work/life balance these days from corporations and politicians. It seems that everyone wants to talk about how you can be successful at work and have a life too. In my career that was never the case. I started at Microsoft in 1991 at the ripe old age of 35. [...]

2016-11-04T14:33:43+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Author News|0 Comments

Why Not You?

After writing a book titled Get Back Up: From the Streets to Microsoft Suites, I was given the opportunity to pen several byline articles and blogs. There’s a common thread in everything I write, and it is that you are in charge of your own destiny. That is, in spite of what you’re being told [...]

2017-03-04T14:46:03+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Author News|0 Comments