Happy holidays – or not?

Happy Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and many of us are getting ready to wish each other a “Happy Holiday”. In recent years we have learned that this is the politically correct way to wish each other seasons greetings. It is designed to ensure that we offend no one. In a season where we will

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Last Lecture

"Last Lecture"

Tomorrow, September 22nd, I will be delivering the Last Lecture at Nova SE University; speaking on the meaning of life, what kind of legacy I want to leave etc. and it made me wonder what you would say if you were asked to speak about your legacy? What difference do you want to make in

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Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle

What does Susan Boyle, a middle aged white woman from Scotland, who has catapulted from obscurity to fame overnight, have to do with diversity and inclusion? Seven weeks ago the judges and the audience on Britain’s Got Talent all rolled their eyes and laughed as she stood on stage. No one believed she had talent.

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Washing your windows

Washing Your Windows

Someone recently sent me an email with a morality story….you know, the ones that you have to forward to seven people within seven minutes. I usually don’t pass them on, but I liked the message in this one so I thought I would share it with you. A recently married young couple move in to

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La diversidad esta por todas partes, pero la inclusion no esta


For those of us who are not bi-lingual or multi-lingual the headline reads “Diversity is everywhere, but inclusion is not”. We only have to watch the constant Cable chatter to know that we are a LONG way from being an inclusive society. The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court this week has unleashed

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Truth from the Diversity Trenches

"Truth from the Diversity Trenches"

Truth from the Diversity Trenches Why is it so difficult for us to discuss Race in America?  Corporate America began working on Diversity & Inclusion in 1980, just after the publication of the Hudson Institute Report.  That report told us that there would be a change in the demographics of the labor force, with more

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"FORGET THE GLASS CEILING…at least for now"

We have been working on the challenges of breaking the Glass Ceiling for many years and yet, I am sure you would agree, we are still a long way from having achieved our goals. I want to suggest another frontier that I believe will offer an accelerated route to breaking through the glass ceiling. Remove

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To bail out or not to bail out, that is the question?

"To bail out or not to bail out, that is the question?"

With so many groups asking for a bail out, I am frequently being asked whether I think Corporations will bail out on their Diversity Initiatives? One argument put forward in the conversation is that the economy is so bad that of course companies will be cutting back and diversity training will be the first to

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The Illusion of Moving Beyond

"The illusion of moving beyond"

Achieving global inclusion and understanding diversity is a journey and not an end point. Nowhere was this more evident than in the recent USA Election Primary Season. Race, Gender, Age, Religion, Culture, Ethnicity were very much present in the day to day discussions between the candidates, the supporters and the media. Candidates have spent time

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The Diversity Challenge – an innovative new approach

"The Diversity Challenge – an innovative new approach"

Are you looking for something new and innovative to introduce to your employees and your leadership team? Something that will put a twinkle in their eyes, add fun and a competitive edge to their work on diversity and inclusion? Stop them from saying “we’ve already done diversity”! I was in Sydney, Australia in July 2007

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