Ray of Light

A Ray of Light

Soooo …. I made someone cry. Bringing someone to tears is not normally something I would post as a “ray of light”, so stay with me here for a moment, while I explain. I was in Baltimore at a training session, to be certified as an administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). The IDI […]

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, […]

standing together when things fall apart

Standing Together…When Things Fall Apart

In the early hours of June 12, 2016, a man visited unthinkable terror on Pulse, a gay nightclub, the city of Orlando, and our nation. As unsuspecting partiers celebrated Latin Night, Pride Month, and life itself, they could not have known that 53 people among them, having literally and figuratively seen a new day, would greet […]

Celebration and Remembrance

A Time for Celebration and Remembrance

Every May, we as Americans, have two particular opportunities to say “Thank you” to those who serve and have served in our nation’s armed forces. This year, on Saturday, May 21st, we celebrated Armed Forces Day, a day on which we paid tribute to those who serve in our nation’s armed forces. And on Monday, […]

Get it Together

Get it Together… Practice. Practice. Practice.

No one wants to be seen as incompetent. I don’t want to be seen as incompetent and I’m guessing you don’t either. Generally, that instinct serves us well in the workplace. We work hard to do our jobs well. We invest and engage in professional development to stay current with our industry or preferably, ahead […]

Happy Holidays?

Happy Holidays?

All that social media fire over a cup? A coffee cup? A red “holiday” cup from Starbucks? REALLY??? Well, yes… The passion and vitriol around the debate is not truly about Starbucks or the cup, though, whatever one may think of the design. No, this holiday debate, like so many others, runs far deeper than […]

Shooting from the Hip

Shooting From The Hip

Shooting From The Hip…practicing empathy can have a transformative effect on individual relationships and organizational culture Scene: Two colleagues, Lawrence and Eva, ride in an elevator, both sipping their morning-o-lattechino. Lawrence: It’s a shame about that shooting in Oregon. Eva: I know… Lawrence: It really is time to have some serious gun control. Eva: Sure, […]

Global Inclusive Leadership

Are you a Global Inclusive Leader? There may have been a time when successful business leaders could have (relatively) safely answered this question, “No.” Today, however, anyone who leads or plans to lead organizations, teams or initiatives, needs to develop and exhibit the ability to work with others across national borders and across cultural lines. […]

Unconscious Bias

How do we address “Unconscious Bias”? Whether partnering with clients to navigate their Diversity and Inclusion Journey or engaging with new clients who are just beginning to assess the state of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in their organizations, questions around unconscious bias are becoming more and more common. Many of the questions center around the […]

SHRM Speakers Overview

SHRM Speakers Overview