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People of Color Feel ‘Increasingly Uncomfortable’ at Work

A Duboisian double-consciousness persists

A Duboisian double-consciousness persists

By Makkada B. Selah

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The workplace is changing fast. Technology is changing even faster. Are universities keeping pace with either one? Is the U.S. moving fast enough to train and educate a workforce to compete in a global economy? The pressure to innovate within corporations and in small businesses has never been greater. The shift from industrial age thinking to an adaptive, digital, innovative culture will not just be the responsibility of the employer but the employee as well. The real question is: How fast are you changing?

In the U.S. workforce we are trained to think methodically with antiquated processes and tremendous uncertainty in the economy. We have experienced decades of success in industrial thinking and an education system that has been out paced by its foreign competitors. Are we now victims of our own success? What does this mean for the U.S. workforce? Here are four changes in the new economy workplace. —Hajj Flemings

4 Changes in the Workplace That Effect How You Do Business

Being tech savvy is no longer a choice but a means of survival in the workplace

Today’s workplace is all about being tech savvy, if you plan to be successful in…

By Hajj Flemings

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4 Destructive Workplace Myths

Common company practices that hinder productivity

Four common workplace myths and why they don’t work in the office.

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What’s Your Work Personality?

Nurturer? Cut-throat? See which one you embody

Madame Noire details 8 personality types in the office, from the escapist to the worker…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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What Does Your Attitude Say About You?

Marshawn Evans tells how having a can-do-must-do-will-do attitude will win you business and advance your career

Like a signature scent, your attitude either emits an appealing fragrance, or, well… it stinks!…

By Marshawn Evans

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What You Can Learn from… the Barry Bonds Conviction

When it comes to your career, there are things you should do to protect your rep and not fall victim to the competition.

When it comes to your career, there are things you should do to protect your…

By Sonia Alleyne

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All work and no play can make for a dull day at the office, but being productive is what matters most to employers. While having a jovial co-worker that can lighten the mood in the workplace can be a plus, he or she can wind up being a major distraction when there’s a tight deadline looming. The last thing any effective team needs is an internal distraction, be it a talkative co-worker or an unfocused one. Jonathan Smith, better known as Lil Jon, knows firsthand how detrimental a distracting co-worker can be to working efficiently and effectively. For the past several weeks, he and fellow Celebrity Apprentice cast mates had to deal with the always-erratic Gary Busey, who would constantly interrupt, confuse and undermine his team’s progress during each assigned task. With the frustrating actor finally “fired” in last night’s episode, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Lil Jon to get his tips on dealing with a distracting co-worker (named Gary Busey).

Lil Jon’s 5 Tips For Dealing With a Distracting Co-Worker (Named Gary Busey)

The Celebrity Apprentice star explains how to keep your cool in a hostile work environment

The Celebrity Apprentice star explains how to keep your cool in a hostile work environment…

By Anslem Samuel

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Holiday Gift-Giving Made Easy for the Office

Consider these 5 tips when spreading holiday cheer in the workplace

Blackenterprise.com spoke with the author and spokesperson for The Emily Post Institute, Anna Post, on…

By Janel Martinez

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The Keeper of Records

Consider medical billing and coding as your next employment opportunity

Rising healthcare costs, an aging population, an overburdened medical system strained by increases in chronic…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Mission Accomplished

A media exec on what it takes to get the job done

Steve White, President, West Division of Comcast Cable in Englewood, CO. Power Play: Leading a…

By Karen Chambers

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Finding Work That Makes a Difference

Opportunities in education offer more than just a job

Ky Adderley went from being a first-year teacher at age 26 to founding a charter…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Perfect Chemistry

An operations manager focuses on how to stand out in a competitive market

“Traditional product differentiators lose their effectiveness in overcrowded markets,” says Thaddius Ratliff. “Held hostage by…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Let’s Go Team

When a retail professional leads by example, everyone benefits

You oversee 450 stores that employ approximately 75,000 employees. How do you keep employees motivated…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Let’s Go Team

When a retail professional leads by example, everyone benefits

You oversee 450 stores that employ approximately 75,000 employees. How do you keep employees motivated…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Ready For the Business at Hand

A federal executive stresses the benefit of training employees

Why should a company spend the money to make sure its employees are properly trained?

By Dale Coachman

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Healthcare IT on the Rise

With $20 billion in stimulus funding, the job opportunities are limitless

A high school fascination with technology led Michael Mathias into a fast-paced, fast-growing career in…

By Laura Egodigwe

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New Opportunities in Finance

Recovery means Americans must rebuild and need financial advice to do so

Drew white first knew he wanted to go into the world of finance when he…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Boosting Profits

An international CFO shares the benefits of zero-based budgeting

Power Play: Clarke’s modification of the budgeting policy at MLSE, which comprises several sports franchise…

By Alan Hughes

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Maximizing Employee Value

Wal-Mart executive leverages human capital for profits

Arvetta Powell, the senior human resources director at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., supporting the realty division,…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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The Future of Work

It’s not easy to predict how the workplace will change in the future. However, I…

By Dale Coachman

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Not Just for Spies

From nurses to lawyers to librarians, the CIA hires a vast array of professionals

As an officer in the United States Air Force, Cedric (his last name is being…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Motivating the Troops

A food network executive believes that finding the passionate makes for successful leadership

Named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Minorities in Cable” in 2007, 2008, and…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The Art of Business Seduction

Keys to convincing bosses, clients and colleagues that you are the one they want to do business with

In today’s ultracompetitive marketplace, succeeding in business has never been more difficult. “Every professional needs…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Cutting Through the Red Tape

A state director learns how to re-engineer his team using Six Sigma methodology

Like every other sector in this slow economic recovery, government must learn to do more…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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A Lasting Engagement

A consumer products professional works to create the ultimate brand experience for buyers

Cooper is responsible for developing new consumer engagement models and marketing programs tailored to such…

By Brittany Hutson

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Since You Asked: Can’t Find a Job in My Field

What am I doing wrong?

I’m so discouraged trying to find a position in my field of human resources management.…

By Dale Coachman

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The Business of National Security

Once shrouded in mystery, the DIA opens up in search of new employees

While serving in the United States Air Force, L. Eric Patterson was introduced to the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Since You Asked: Free Professional Training

Educational and career development resources for the unemployed at the right price: nothing

While I’ve been unemployed for quite some time, I’m aggressively seeking full-time employment in a…

By Dale Coachman

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Are You Sticky?

An executive learns how to create messages that resonate in the workplace

Élan Corp. plc., a neuroscience biotechnology company specializing in biopharmaceuticals and drug technologies that support…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Nonprofit: Doing Well by Doing Good

Ted Trabue knew he was ready for a career change. In 2002, his company, Washington,…

By Brittany Hutson

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Making a Connection

A telecommunications professional utilizes innovative strategies to advance company growth

We recognized that the marketplace was saturated so we opened the network to unleash a…

By Brittany Hutson

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Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

How you can get involved with the life sciences of the 21st century

There are many opportunities across disciplines in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

By Brittany Hutson

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Hot Biotechnology Areas and Jobs

Biotechnology is a broad sector. Although it is commonly associated with researching and developing products…

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Making a Case for Business Law

At a time when it is critical for companies to determine value in every operational…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Since You Asked: How to Find a Good Headhunter

I’m seeking trusted sources to help me in my career search, particularly headhunters who help…

By Dale Coachman

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Building Alliances on the Job

A finance executive explains how the only way to advance your career is with a well-cultivated network

Strong alliances can be career differentiators for strong performers. A strong performer without the alliances…

By Dale Coachman

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Since You Asked: Transitioning Into a New Career

Finding the best strategy to make the leap

I’m looking to make a career change within the next two years. I’m very interested…

By Dale Coachman

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Giving New Thought to Funding

Philanthropic executive discusses Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

With the U.S. in the thro es of a national recession, demands for social services have…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Green Power

How to find your next opportunity in energy

The need for alternative energy sources as well as the importance of energy conservation and…

By Shahdai Richardson

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Branding From the Inside Out

An insurance professional sells internally first to get bottom-line results

When one thinks of building a brand, they automatically assume that the brand is for…

By Benice Atufunwa

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Team Player

How a marketing professional leverages in-house collaborations to grow business objectives

Collaboration between key departments, or key stakeholders, allows for creative, out-of-the-box solutions to business objectives.…

By Sean Drakes

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Since You Asked: Finding a Job in Medical Billing

To land a position, be specific about what you're looking for

I’ve worked in medical laboratories for more than 30 years. I left my last job…

By Dale Coachman

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Redefining Global Business

Learning strategic tools for international business

In his new role as director of the applICAtion platform service line in the Worldwide…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Healthcare Jobs Galore

An aging population and new initiatives bode well for employment in this industry

Whitney Goldsberry wasn’t surprised to land a healthcare job within two weeks of receiving her…

By Benice Atufunwa

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Charting The Growth Industries

Where to begin your search for employment

This is our kickoff of a yearlong series on where the jobs are.

By Brittany Hutson

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Since You Asked: How To Be A Stand-Out Job Candidate

What to do to raise your game against stiff competition

I’m a 24-year-old public relations professional who has been laid off for seven months. I’ve…

By Dale Coachman

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Psychological Strategies Can Push Performance

A recruiting executive learns to better assess changing organizational dynamics

“In a vastly diverse, global, and multicultural marketplace where all other factors are becoming increasingly…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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The Deal With Data Collection

A federal professional shares strategies for rolling out an extensive campaign

The decennial is a huge operation; it’s the largest domestic mobilization project that our country…

By Dale Coachman

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Stress-Free Work Results

How a manager restores team morale during challenging times

Already familiar with managing a full plate,the ongoing economic crisis has created a more intense…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Rising Up the Corporate Ladder

Climbing past personal obstacles to a greater level of success

Despite enjoying more than 26 years in human resources, personnel veteran Mike Guyton recently took…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Strengthening Your Skill Set

Rapid changes in todays economy and workplace require a focus on updated skills.

How to strengthen you skill set.

By Brittany Hutson

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The Art of Effective Communication

Strategies for clear instructions

A healthcare industry maven with more than 25 years of experience in the field, Jesse…

By Benice Atufunwa

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Authentic Networking

How you can build and maximize your contacts in todays economy while remaining genuine

How strong is your network? If you’re planning on a change in employment status, voluntarily…

By Brittany Hutson

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Lessons in Leadership

A seasoned executive shares a proven philosophy for any environment and culture

Today, it’s becoming more common to see corporate professionals running nonprofits. What in your corporate…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Fact Sheet: Workplace Practices

All over the country, innovative ideas are being implemented in the workplace to improve the…

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