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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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The first key ingredient to success with Compassionate Diversity: Awareness

Feb 14, 2017

We tend to run through our days on automatic pilot. We wake up to the alarm, and jump out of bed - or hit the snooze button. (And you snooze button folks know exactly how far ahead to set the alarm so that you can hit it…) We hop in the...

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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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7 Ways to Change Your Perspective

Feb 09, 2017

Why would we want to change our perspectives? Well, when we understand things from a different point of view, we can see things in a new light. When we see things in a new light, we might find better ways to solve a problem, more efficient ways of...

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