Creating an Inclusive Environment is Complex – First Unpack the Complexity

It is easy to include others. All you have to do is make sure you actually notice people, smile at them, acknowledge them, say hello, make them feel good about themselves, include them in your conversation, seek their opinions, reassure them that you like them, actively demonstrate you are listening to them, help them to feel validated, and reassure them that

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Every time it happens….

Every time it happens I think I could not possibly be more shocked. This cannot be happening. I tell myself “This is unacceptable and off the charts.” And then it happens again, but worse.

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The privilege of conversation

During a conversation on a flight recently my fellow passenger asked me what I did for a living. When I told him I speak on Global Inclusion and Unconscious Bias he said “Wow, then you are just the right person for me to ask this question”. He sat up, looked at me intently and said

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Political Correctness, Politics, Parties and People

"Political Correctness, politics, parties and people"

I was at a party recently when I heard one of the male guests say “Merry Christmas”. He then exclaimed gleefully in a loud voice “Hey, we can say that now, since Trump is our President.”  Clutching my glass of wine a little tighter in order to maintain my decorum I felt a sense of

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The Illusion of Inclusion

"The Illusion of Inclusion by Dr Helen Turnbull"

How inclusive are you really? Do you think of yourself as a well-intentioned person? Do you know the difference between being a good leader and being an inclusive leader? What role does unconscious bias play in your decision making?

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When you change the way you look at things…

"When you change the way you look at things"

When you change the way you look at things the things you look at change (Wayne Dyer) Are you getting enough sleep? It is an open secret that if you are not, then your decision making abilities are impaired. The field of Neurology has always been recognized as part of the medical sciences, however in

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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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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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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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