Well hello, it’s volume 4 of Tidbits & Hotness. I try to keep the subject informative light and upbeat, but it’s difficult to find good stories.  However, here’s what caught my eye this week.

First up, 3 links on the tough times that we face still today.  In the words of the Academy Award Winning rap trio Three 6 Mafia, “It’s hard out here…”

25% of African Americans feel discriminated against.

More on the glass ceiling.

36 months 38%.

Next, I often write on poor leadership and its effect on the team. Here is more evidence.

Bad bosses.

Finally, she may be gone but she is still working it out. Check out this article on Oprah, and pay attention to the last statement. She is ballsy.

Oprah’s vision.

Well, that closes out the week, we talked about Ann Curry in “Benchmarking” and then the glass ceiling in “The Roof is on Fire.”  Thanks for reading and ask yourself, what’s the costofwork?