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What's Different About Compassionate Diversity®

Dec 11, 2018

It’s no surprise that we live in a polarized world. It’s really easy to think, “If I’m right, then you’re wrong,” and we try to convince each other with facts and figures and “logical” arguments....

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Introduction to Compassionate Diversity®

Dec 04, 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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Your Guide to the 7 Principles of Compassionate Diversity®

Dec 03, 2018

We say we treat others as we would want to be treated. But what if they don't want to be treated like we do?


Let’s take a look at the idea of respect. I believe everyone wants to be respected. Consider how you show respect to people. Do you...

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The Science of Compassion

Nov 26, 2018

Today, more and more leadership research is focusing on areas like authenticity, vulnerability and mindfulness. There is a growing acknowledgment, both inside and outside of business, of the need to connect with different people and perspectives...

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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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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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