MOVING FORWARD: TOOLS FOR SUCCESS IN A DIVERSE ENVIRONMENT

The following practices improve the ability to thrive in a diverse environment:  Treating Others with Dignity and Respect  Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect because they are a member of the human race.  Listen and put yourself in their shoes. ...

MOVING FORWARD: DIVERSITY IN DECISIONMAKING

No doubt most Americans want to work for–or own–a profitable company. Various groups have researched improving the bottom line. The results are unmistakable—diverse groups make better business decisions, and diverse companies are more profitable....

THE STEREOTYPING CONUNDRUM

In the 1990s, while working for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), I had my first contact with a Nigerian.  Before this meeting, my slate was clear.  I had no opinions– good or bad–about individuals from that country. Working on his...

MOVING FORWARD–TACKLING BIAS AND PREJUDICE

Recent events call for our society to develop a path forward that will allow all residents of this great nation to partake in the promises of the Declaration of Independence.   We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are...

HARD-TO-OPEN PRODUCE BAGS

Putting bananas in a plastic produce bag during my recent shopping trip drove me batty. The bag just wouldn’t open. Frustrated, I put the unprotected bananas in my cart and carried the container.  Eventually, it gave way. This issue has not plagued me until this year,...