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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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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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Why The Golden Rule Isn't So Golden?

Jun 08, 2017

My husband was born in the southern United States and raised in a military family. I never have to ask if he’s on the phone with his mother or his father, because it’s obvious. It’s a constant stream of “Yes, sir,”...

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4 Great Ways to Shift Your Perspective in the Heat of a Disagreement

Jun 01, 2017

We all know how easy it is to make one comment to someone - whether it’s in person or on social media - and then find ourselves in a heated argument. We get caught up in trying to convince others that we’re right, and we get offended...

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Diversity Myth #1: Diversity is Only About Non-Majority People

May 30, 2017

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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The Secret to Letting Go

May 25, 2017

Have you ever replayed a situation over and over in your head?

Have you thought, “Oh! I should have said that!”

Or wondered, “Why was that person so mean?”

The thing is, we choose to let situations live on in our heads....

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The Missing Link Between Mistakes and Compassion

May 23, 2017

Let’s be honest. People aren't fundamentally good at understanding other people. We get so caught up in proving that we’re “right” that we don’t often take the time to truly understand viewpoints that are different...

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