Getting Schooled

Back to school. It’s that time of the year. And, as pretty much any parent who endured the final days of summer vacation will tell you, this is a most wonderful time of the year. I, for one, grew tired of hearing my own voice:   Walk the dog, man! Why are there dishes in […]

No Wonder… Woman

Regretfully, there won’t be an article on D&I from The Kaleidoscope Group this month. I was contacted by Mary Hunter, our Senior Vice President of Business Development – She’s a woman, which is totally fine with me because I treat everybody the same. Obviously, I’m not a sexist – and she thought an article that […]

Declaration of Interdependence

When in the course of organizational events, it becomes necessary for all people to fortify the individual, organizational, and societal bands which connect them with others and to assume their position as industry leaders and employers of choice, The Kaleidoscope Group must step forward to articulate the challenges that impel those organizations to, and the […]

Get Out Of The Red

“Businesses want to stay out of the red.” That’s not exactly the most controversial statement ever made. The reality, though, is that some businesses are in the red, losing money… losing market share… losing. On an ever more competitive business landscape, teams and organizations that want to move from the red to winning ways have […]

Generational Diversity: No School Rules

Old school. New school. No school rules. Doug E. Fresh “Keep Rising To The Top”   Recently, I was waiting for my soon-to-be 12 year old daughter to finish her dance class. She’s been dancing since she was three and so I catch myself, from time to time, watching the younger dancers scurry around the […]

Is your Organization Spineless?

Yes, spineless. Lacking in courage and resolve? Unable to stand under its own weight? In a word… spineless. In a spineless organization, culture is left to chance and the results are as disastrous as they would be if the same were done with sales, R&D, marketing, manufacturing, accounting or any other critical organizational function. Spineless […]

Conscious Inclusion: A Tale of Two Companies

It could be the best of times. It could be the worst of times. While Dickens may not be referenced often in our offices and boardrooms, this twist on his famous words provides a perfect description for the crossroads our companies face every day. Every decision we make, (And, in this context, not making a […]

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…

  As I write this, I am looking at a palm tree in my backyard. The temperature in Los Angeles, where I live, is 59 degrees.  For a December day in L.A., that’s normal. If I need to go out, I’ll throw on a light jacket. That’s how we’ve always done things in December, around […]

driving Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Driving Inclusion

  Last week, as I drove my children from one activity to the other, my mind drifted as I sat at a red light. The topic that grabbed my attention doesn’t come to mind at the moment, however what happened next has stuck with me. Movement in my peripheral vision, the cars next to me, […]

The 3 C's of Conversation about Diversity

The 3 C’s of Conversation … Collect, Connect, Correct

It is July 2016. Temperatures, across the country, flirt with and cross into triple digits. Some enjoyed the fireworks of the 4th of July. Others soak in music festivals. Teens, tweens, and kids of all ages, create the memories of camp, of the beach, of funny stories shared with fast friends they will cherish for […]