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The Best Leadership Qualities Are...

Mar 28, 2017

What do you consider to be good leadership qualities?

Honesty? Transparency? Confidence? Integrity?

What kind of behavior do you expect?

Approachable? Direct communication? Able to delegate? Calm?

It probably won’t surprise you that what...

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Do We Choose Our Beliefs?

Mar 23, 2017

A friend posed an interesting philosophical question: “Is a belief a choice?”

It was interesting to me that there was any debate about this, because I work with people every day to help them understand different perspectives. But...

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It's All in Your Perspective...

Mar 21, 2017

Two people looking at the same thing never see the same thing.

Because it's Spring and I'm a Cubs fan, I’m going to use a baseball analogy. If we’re watching the same baseball game, we both understand the “rules” of the...

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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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Bias - Nature or Nurture?

Mar 14, 2017

As I facilitate classes and talk to people about cross-cultural differences, it is inevitable that the concept of “bias” comes up. I often say that the word “bias” is not bad; biases are natural, and we all have them....

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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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