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Can We Please Stop Saying We're Colorblind?

Apr 18, 2017

(Click here for the FB Live post I did on this topic)

I see a lot of differences in social media posts between my White friends and my Black friends regarding the racial tensions in the United States. Sadly, I'm not surprised. There seems to be...

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Why Does "I'm Right" Mean "You're Wrong"?

Apr 13, 2017

Let’s face it – we live in a very polarized society. All day, we hear scary stories about the spread of disease and how diagnosis is being mishandled. We’re told about tension in our government and accusations of abuse of...

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The Top 4 Ways Compassion Helps Organizations

Apr 04, 2017

Compassion is not a fad. It’s proven science. In a previous blog, I discussed how compassion benefits each of us - by improving our health, growing self-awareness, building confidence, learning different perspectives, and increasing empathy....

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Bias and Beliefs About Equity

Mar 16, 2017

In a previous blog, I suggested that we not be colorblind, but instead, admit that we see color. Colorblindness brings with it a myriad of assumptions:

- that other people are just like me;

- that other people have the same wants, needs, and...

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What Do You Expect to See?

Mar 02, 2017

I grew up in the desert southwest of the United States. Wildlife to me was roadrunners, quail, and other non-specific birds; snakes; and an occasional scorpion. Those were the things I was used to seeing when I looked out of the window at home,...

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The Many Faces of Respect

Feb 28, 2017

I’m often on the road for work, facilitating cross-cultural classes. One of the most common discussions in my classes centers around the idea that everyone wants to be respected.

 

What I’m discovering is that despite our best...

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What Do You Really Intend? Why Self-Awareness is Everything Part II

Feb 23, 2017

Let’s face it . . . we’re all human and sometimes we say or do stupid things. No one is immune.

 

We often say we don’t “intend” to hurt someone or do something thoughtless, but whether we intend it or not, the...

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Why self-awareness is everything

Feb 21, 2017

Humans are conscious beings. Not only can we think and act, we can observe our thoughts and actions. That means we’re responsible for what we do and what we don’t do. It also means that we’re capable of conscious change.


Unless...

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INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Ways to Change Your Perspective

Feb 09, 2017

When we see things in a new light, we might find better ways to solve a problem, more efficient ways of approaching work, or more effective ways to communicate with others. Below are some suggestions for seeing things from different perspectives...

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