Dialogue

Join in the discussion.

White Men in Diversity and Inclusion

Is there a role for white men in diversity? Do you expect a diversity and inclusion expert to be a woman or a man with brown skin or someone else…

Lessons in Leadership

A new year is here, and with it comes renewed hope for change and progress. So it seems fitting that it is at this time of year that we also…

The Election’s Behind Us. Now Let’s Keep Moving Forward.

We’ve finally reached the other side of one tempestuous, tense, and surprising presidential election. After the votes came in and the results were announced, I felt inspired to share with…

The Enneagram: 9 Types

Myers Briggs. DISC. Strength Finder. Emotional Intelligence. There are dozens of tests and systems to help you better understand yourself and those you work with, and an army of consultants…

Myth #5 – ‘One day of diversity training is enough.’

Diversity strategy should never be a one shot deal. Diversity and Inclusion strategy is a process that requires systems wide integration to affect meaningful change. Comprehensive D&I strategy integration can…

Myth #4 – ‘Minority groups are included at the expense of the majority group.’

You don’t have to lose in order to provide space for someone different. Mountains of research support the notion that it is in your benefit, society’s benefit, and your company’s benefit, to surround…

Myth #3 -‘ Diversity and Inclusion is always about race.’

Diversity and inclusion is not just about race. It is also not just about other politically “hot topics,” like gender, sexual orientation, ability, and socioeconomic class. Diversity and inclusion is about…

Myth #2 – ‘Diversity and Inclusion are a waste of time and money’.

The ROI (return on investment) on exceptional diversity and inclusion strategy can be staggering. Calculating D&I ROI is akin to diagnosing conditions like Kawasaki’s Syndrome and fibromyalgia. Essentially, doctors cannot directly…

5 Myths that Undermine Diversity and Inclusion Effectiveness

The next few posts include a series of 5 myths about diversity and inclusion. Myth #1 – Change initiatives are meaningless because people can’t or won’t change. People change because…

The Transformative Power of Values-Driven Inclusion

Life gets in the way of our values. Responsibility and work gets in the way of values. Values, dreams, and goals that once defined us, have a way of slipping…