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What's Different about Compassionate Diversity®?

Nov 19, 2018

We live in a world of polarization. It’s easy to think, “If I’m right, then you’re wrong.” We try to convince each other with facts and figures and “logical” arguments. Yet, we tend to judge our our...

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Why diversity programs fail

Nov 12, 2018

Diversity programs have been around for years, yet companies still have an abundance of diversity issues. There is a lack of women and people of color in leadership. Turnover is high, and employee engagement is low. Situations arise on a daily...

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What is Compassionate Diversity®?

Nov 12, 2018

We've all heard of compassion. We all aspire to it. But really, what is it? And, what has it got to do with diversity?

 

Let’s face it… we’re living in very polarized times. We think that an opinion is a fact, and we think...

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Top 5 Diversity Myths

Nov 06, 2018

Ask any diversity practitioner if they feel understood, and the most likely answer will be that they do not. Everyone has an idea about what diversity is and what it isn't. Of course, we are all entitled to our opinions, but too often, our...

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What's really causing your business issues?

Oct 29, 2018

Every organization wants to be sustainable. For-profit organizations work to satisfy owners, shareholders and stakeholders by increasing profit. Not for profit organizations need to ensure they have the funds and donations necessary to move...

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Diversity Myth #2: Diversity is all about "them."

Sep 10, 2018

No two people see the world exactly the same way. When we meet someone new, we tend to judge them based on what we think is “normal,” yet we don’t often take the time to consider what “normal” really means.

 

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Resilience: The Key to Managing Stress in Turbulent Times

Aug 22, 2018
 

In this series, “How to Survive and Thrive in Turbulent Times, we’ve looked at the toll hate and disconnection has not only on victims and perpetrators, but on observers as well. No one is immune. In this post, we’ll focus on...

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Three Ways to Counter Observer Effects of Hate and Disconnection

Aug 15, 2018
 

In my last post, I talked about the toll hate and disconnection have on victims and perpetrators. Today, I’d like to take a quick look at how simply observing these events doesn’t protect us from the emotional, physical and mental...

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The Price of Hate and Disconnection

Aug 08, 2018
 

In my over 20 years of diversity & inclusion work, I can’t recall a more divisive and polarized time. We live in a world of social and political turmoil that is impossible to escape. At every turn, it seems like there’s news about...

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The Internet, Empathy, and Cross-Cultural Competence

Jul 04, 2017

I came across an interesting article the other day about how the internet may be killing empathy. The internet has become so embedded in our lives in North America (nearly 80% of the population uses it), that browsing, social networking, and...

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