Since I've spent much of my career in public health, I want to share my sense of urgency about how the world community is responding to Ebola. My concerns are based on my experience creating communication campaigns for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis and visiting public health clinics in Gaza, Palestine, and Mirebalais, Haiti (where I took the above picture). Instead of talking about how to advance your career, today I'm going to share perspectives on Ebola based on what I've learned from my work. A few thoughts:
Johnny figures he’ll spend his evening with a beer, watching a game while he texts on his smart phone. Lethargic and depressed, he’ll settle on his parents’ sofa and wonder what happened. Just a year ago, he was a popular college senior, getting good grades, hanging out and playing sports.
Now, back home with a degree, the only job he can find is working the desk at a gym for 40Read More
Millennials face problems completely unique to their generation. "Why Johnny Can't Communicate," featured in yesterday's Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is about what I've learned working with young people as they prepare for the workplace. You may be surprised by the article (and you may disagree, think I'm too hard on them, or maybe you think they are spoiled?) It's worth a dialogue. Perhaps you will want to pass the article along to millennials and those who care about them?Read More
The pitcher for the Mets had just thrown the final strikeout against the Nationals and, miming he was reeling in a fish, nonverbally boasted to the crowd that he "got one." It was poor sportsmanship, and his action did not accurately reflect what was going between the teams. The Nats won 13 of the 16 games against the Mets this season. In context, one win in is hardly landing the big fish.Read More
In her new book, Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand won't say which of her colleagues in the senate called her porky after the birth of her second child, or which one told her not to lose weight because he likes “my girls chubby" (as if.) She doesn't have to name the guys, I'm just glad she's voicing the reality.Read More