Remember the Lessons Learned in Kindergarten for Your Career and Life


By Lynne Williams

How did we forget lessons we learned in kindergarten and the Golden Rule? How do we learn to be better? Do better? Make the world better?

As an educator, I believe knowledge is power and I believe in lifelong learning. I know that I don’t know what I don’t know, but do want to share what I do know.

All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten is available on

Do you remember Robert Fulghum’s Poem called All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten ? Take a pause for about four minutes and watch this video to reengage with this poem. It’s packed with useful information and actionable items.

Now let’s fast forward to adulthood. We need positive actions for peace, human decency, and social justice, so everyone is treated equally, and with respect and dignity.

Is there a lot more to say in light of the tragic death of George Floyd and others? Yes, there certainly is and we still have an awful lot of work to do. The solution is not simple, but let’s commit to work together and create a better future.

We need a diverse workforce to foster innovation. We need diversity and inclusion.  We also need resources, so here is a list of many Giving Black Philadelphia resources at

While you are reviewing these resources, don’t forget the milk and cookies and take a nap when you are done. When you are refreshed, work on managing your career!

To learn more about keywords for matching job descriptions, attend the June 11 What’s Your Shtick presentation noted on the events listings page.

To learn more about keywords for LinkedIn, join the virtual workshops on LinkedIn Parts 1, 2, and 3 on June 6, 13, and 20, respectively, by registering on

Missed the previous LinkedIn article on How do you rebrand for your Pivot? Click here!

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  • 6/6 LinkedIn Part 1 of 3
  • 6/8 Career Success Group Meeting
  • 6/8 LinkedIn: How to Get Found and Market Yourself
  • 6/9 12 Power Ways You Can Leverage LinkedIn for Job Search
  • 6/9 Mindset: Exploring Your Values, Mode of Work, and Decisions
  • 6/9 BENG Meetings
  • 6/10 PowerThinking: Rejuvenating Your Amazing Mind
  • 6/10 What to do when you lose your desire to job search?
  • 6/10 BENG Meeting
  • 6/11 Career Success Group Meeting
  • 6/11 What’s Your Shtick? Personal Branding Online & Off
  • 6/13 LinkedIn Part 2 of 3



Lynne Williams is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group. Contact Lynne by phone at 484-393-2951, email at, on social media @GreatCareersPHL and #GreatCareersPHL and connect on LinkedIn at Check out the new website!


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