Richard Sherman Is America: Overly Confident, Insecure and Disciplined

By now, everyone who watches football has seen or heard about the Richard Sherman rant after an acrobatic block of a pass at the end of the game against San Francisco.  And as you might, expect, everyone has an opinion about him personally and as a football player.  The most ugly comments seem to be the result of people evaluating his actions through the complex prism of race… a black man with talent who stands up and proclaims to the world that he is the best at what he does.  Instead of comparing him against the traits that have made all successful Americans great, some have given to...

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AIM FOR A SEAT AT THE TABLE SO THAT YOU ARE NOT PART OF THE MENU Today’s news screams 2 headlines: Corporate Profitability is up and Jobs Are Loss. It is a tough time. Employees who want to continue to climb to the next level of responsibility rather than be a statistic must constantly manage the levers that help move their careers forward to get “a seat at the decision making table.” The levers of success fall into 4 categories: Self Knowledge, People, Politics and Performance. But only 3 really make a difference. Performance is a given, the stakes to just play the game. Self...

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