You don’t have to win awards to prove that you provide a value in your community. … More You Don’t Need To Win An Award To Be A “Hall-of-Famer”
NOTE: I’m introducing a series of old posts I wrote for Juice from 2006 until 2008. This post was written on February 23, 2006, during my first week blogging. The topic for this entry is about what is a young professional in Des Moines. The uptick of young professionals in Des Moines started to become the … More A Look Back: The Mind of a Young Professional
“We like to be the strangers at the party, two rebels in a shell.” –Hall and Oates We’ve all been there before. The feeling of being the stranger at a party you were invited to, and yet don’t feel like you belong. The feeling that you’re in the middle…of nowhere, when it comes to being accepted or welcomed in the social world. … More The Stranger At The Party
A few days ago, several friends were interviewed for a cover story about Millennials and the perception of their generation. They shot down the notion that their generation are selfish and disconnected. I agree with them. Maybe because we live here in Iowa, but I’ve seen more Millennials active in organizations, being creative, starting their own companies, and doing other things that … More Catching Up
A few years ago, I overheard a statement someone said. The person said that young professionals “want” a place at “the table.” “The table” was probably referring to sitting next to very important/high level individuals like CEOs, business leaders, and elected leaders on boards and commissions. I was struck by that statement. I am from … More Earn a Place at the Table
The following entry was written February 23, 2006 for Juice. The talk of the growing number of young professionals in Des Moines became a trending topic back then. I started to ask what is a “YP”, as we refer to it as. Four years after writing this, the term “young professional” continues to evolve, with … More From the Archives: The Mind of a “Young Professional” Feb 23, 2006
The Wall Street Journal has been following unemployed professionals in their journey to gain employment or to pursue their own dreams. Today’s column by Gregory Lynn struck me as compelling because it’s feel like my voice is saying what he writes. Are the employed empathetic to the unemployed and the employed who in jeopardy of … More Lack of Empathy for the Unemployed from the Employed?