Part 2: Stages of Unity

  The industry of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) have experienced a sort of awaking in corporations and organizations, especially in the past year. I have maintained for some time that DEI is more than a nice to do, more than a strategy, and more than an organizational overhaul. DEI is and has always been about unity. Many […]

Part 1: Understanding Unity

The industry of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) have experienced a sort of awaking in corporations and organizations, especially in the past year. I have maintained for some time that DEI is more than a nice to do, more than a strategy, and more than an organizational overhaul. DEI is and has always been about […]

Auditing Communication: Global Perspective And Approach to Verbal Or Written Behavior

Who Is My Conversation With?  Know who I am speaking with, what their position is in the company, how long they have been with the organization, what their actual role-differ is, or not indicated by the position. With the use of technology and global mergers and acquisitions, companies have become significantly more multicultural. Globalization, multinational, […]

Embracing Differences: Understanding The Inclusion Continuum

2020 has been an unprecedented and unique year to say the least; due to COVID-19 families have experienced loss of life, loss of income, and there has been racial injustice followed by a very intense political season. Organizations and individuals alike have seen our differences amplified in adversarial ways as we try to deal with all of […]

We Understand DEI, Now What?

We received feedback from our three-part series on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and at the core, people wanted to know, now what? We know there is a wide gap between many organizations understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work and those that are actually engaging in DEI work. In this powerful blog, you will […]

What is Diversity, Equity & Inclusion? Part 3: Inclusion

What is Inclusion? The word diversity has been used to describe the industry for a long time but the word inclusion was added to emphasize that simply having diversity doesn’t mean leveraging diversity. Why would a company seek diversity and not be inclusive? There are many reasons why diversity doesn’t lead to inclusion ranging from […]

What is Diversity, Equity & Inclusion? Part 2: Equity

What is equity? This word has begun to be more and more a part of our discussions in the diversity space. Somehow, the word diversity wasn’t enough to define the landscape of sameness. To some, diversity simply demands that we need different voices, but it doesn’t speak to how we treat those with different voices. […]

Partners in Performance: DEI and Human Resources

News Flash: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is not the responsibility of one department nor one person but it does require leadership and advocates. Whether that leadership and advocacy comes from the DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) executive or the Human Resources (HR) department there has always been a close relationship between HR and DEI […]

What is Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion? Part 1: Diversity

What is diversity? On the surface, it appears to be a real simple answer.  Merriam-Webster defines diversity as ‘the condition of having or being composed of differing elements: variety.” In our work that translates to having different people, views, and perspectives present at the table. But given so many people are struggling with the issue […]

The Kaleidoscope Group & Qstream – On The Path To Change

Change is expected even if not welcomed  We know change is coming, we just don’t know how or when. John Maxwell is quoted as saying “Change is inevitable, growth is optional” and while we can’t exactly prepare for change we can prepare for growth. Growth is a state of being and unfortunately, so is stagnation. […]