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Dr. Randal Pinkett
August 17, 2009

Elevate your game

Dear Friends,

As you may have heard by now, last month I was informed by New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine’s office that I was one of three people on his short list of potential running mates to become the first Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey. I had not been seeking elected office, so this news came to me as a humbling and flattering, yet unexpected and unanticipated surprise. Furthermore, somehow the news media became aware of my candidacy as a potential running mate. And before any decisions had been made by me or by the Governor, a rumor mill emerged and quickly evolved from me being considered for the job, to me being offered the job, to me having accepted the job! The media were stationed outside our offices at BCT Partners!

To set the record straight, I will share with you exactly what I shared during a recent press conference. While I was indeed on the Governor's official short list, in as much as God orders our steps, this was not the time or the place for me to become a public official. As to whether or not there is a future for me in politics? It remains to be seen but anything is possible.

What is certain is that I absolutely love the work we are doing at BCT to serve residents in underserved communities and provide management and IT solutions to organizations across New Jersey and the country. I look forward to continuing this work alongside the talented women and men we have assembled at our company.

I am sincerely appreciative of all of the encouraging phone calls, e-mails, text messages, Facebook postings, tweets, and personal well wishes that I received over the past few weeks from both strangers and friends. I am truly humbled by this outpouring of support. If and when I enter the political arena, I promise you all will be among the very first to know!

Peace and blessings,



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Learn more about my management and technology consulting firm, BCT Partners.

Randal’s Press Conference July 22, 2009

VideoRandal's team called a press conference to address speculative reports on the New Jersey Lieutenant Governor position.To view the video, click on the image.


Randal and fellow panelists Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Candace N. Smith, Keli Goff, Cassye D. Cook, Kim Myles, and moderator Ed Gordon at the 2009 National Urban League Conference
  Randal, Jonathan McCoy, Mechanical Engineering graduate and Terrence Brown, Electrical Engineering graduate student at Engineer’s Week at North Carolina A&T State University
  Randal is interviewed by Greg Kelly on Fox 5's Good Day New York



Public service can be a daunting responsibility. You are constantly under scrutiny and in the media eye, especially if you are the President of the United States. Seemingly petty things become significant and very few things are overlooked. President Barack Obama’s administration has been critiqued from the beginning. The administration is constantly being rated, scored and evaluated: from “Obama’s First 100 Days in Office” to “Obama’s Next 100 Days in Office” every move by every agency is under a microscope.

Whether you are an Obama supporter (like me!) or not, you can’t help but acknowledge that – for better or worse – leadership via public service exposes you to public opinion and subjects you to public scrutiny by placing you in the public eye. Sometimes, it involves making tough decisions not favored by the majority. It is often rife with many critics and dissenters. However, it is important to remember that in leadership, as well as in life, it is impossible to please everyone. Goals that have been set must be reached; necessary sacrifices must be made; and the objectives of tomorrow take precedence over the discomforts of today.

In navigating the waters of leadership and public service, it is most important to remember that disapproval and opposition do not equal failure. Click here for tips on how to turn criticism into creativity. The ultimate judge of success or failure, strength of character or weakness, is in the attainment of goals that reflect the needs of constituents. Others do not define us as people. We define ourselves.


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Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, writer, scholar and community servant. He is the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion-dollar management, technology and policy-consulting firm based in Newark, NJ. A sought after public speaker and advocate for numerous corporate, youth and community groups, Dr. Pinkett is the author of Campus CEO: The Student Entrepreneur's Guide To Launching a Multimillion-Dollar Business and No-Money Down CEO: How to Start Your Dream Business with Little or No Cash. Notably, Dr. Pinkett made history as the first African-American ever to receive a Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers University and firmly believes in the mantra "for those to whom much is given, much is expected."

The "Elevate Your Game" monthly e-Newsletter is published by Dr. Randal Pinkett. Copyright (c) 2009 Randal Pinkett, LLC. All rights reserved. For further information, visit us at www.randalpinkett.com or call 201.618.1101. For business, publicity and media inquires, please contact Ms. April Peters at 973.622.0900 x103 or apeters@bctpartners.com.

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