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The One Small Shift That Can Make A Big Difference

Dec 10, 2018

There seems to be a lot of rage in the world today. Society is very polarized, and we feel our individual security is threatened. Some of those threats are real, and some of them are imagined. At every turn, we think that we need to protect...

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The 3 C's of Compassionate Diversity

Nov 26, 2018

In my first article about Compassionate Diversity®, we covered why it’s different from other approaches. So, how does it work?


Meet Greg Smith and Amy Jo. Both live in Orlando. Amy Jo was homeless, and Greg passed her on the street every...

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What's Different about Compassionate Diversity®?

Nov 19, 2018

We live in a world of polarization. It’s easy to think, “If I’m right, then you’re wrong.” We try to convince each other with facts and figures and “logical” arguments. Yet, we tend to judge our our...

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Top 5 Benefits of Compassionate Diversity®

May 04, 2017

The ultimate goal of Compassionate Diversity® is to understand and help others. It’s an active process through which we build skills and knowledge to understand what kind of help is wanted, rather than assuming what is needed.


But...

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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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