Support LGBTQ Entrepreneurs Now- StartOut

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  StartOut is the “must belong to” organization dedicated to creating great business leaders by fostering Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ) entrepreneurs. It is the LGBTQ  business life line. With 15,000 members and chapters in 6 cities StartOut is reaching out to expand and engage LGBT entrepreneurs across the US and the rest of the globe through the new…

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Ten Ways Diversity and Inclusion Can Foster Innovation

By | conscious bias, corporate culture, Cultural Competency, cultural diversity, Cultural Intelligence, culture change, diverse teams, diverse workforce, diverse workplace, Diversity, diversity actions, diversity and inclusion leader, diversity and inclusion. biases, diversity and inclusions, diversity at work, Diversity Behaviors, diversity in business, diversity in the workplace, Diversity Initiatives, diversity intelligence, diversity leader, employee engagement, inclusion, Inclusion Leadership, inclusionist, Inclusive behaviors, inclusive leadership, inclusive work culture, inclusive workplace, Innovation, Uncategorized | No Comments

Ten Ways To Foster Amazing Innovation Through Diversity Leadership   In this business era of speed, competition and globalization, innovation rules all. You never know where the next great product, process or profit builder will originate. Good Diversity Management and Culturally Intelligent Leadership can make the difference between repeatedly hearing mediocre ideas from the same people, or mining the hidden…

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Potential Problems With a Diverse Workforce: Problem #1 and Solution

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Potential Problems With a Diverse Workforce:   Problem #1 and Solution We’ve probably all have heard that a culturally diverse workforce is more creative and innovative than a homogeneous one. It’s become the “diversity meme,” so much so that there is hesitancy on the part of many people to question that statement. In over twenty years, and with at least…

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Three Stale Diversity Slogans That Trivialize Diversity

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Meaningless Diversity Slogans(We probably have used these more times than we admit. I pledge to stop myself before I use them) 1- The Golden Rule- Treat people the way you want to be treatedWhat if you hate yourselfWhat if they other people don’t want what you wantWhat if you have no idea how you want to be treated because you’ve…

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How Employers Can Celebrate Diversity As They Celebrate the Holidays

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Here are a few ways  employers can do to celebrate diversity, make their workplaces more inclusive during the holidays, and increase employee participation at work: – Make sure your Holiday party isn’t a Christmas party in disguise. Decorations and food should be general, and non-specific to any religion.  – Consider having a New Year’s Party instead of a Holiday party….

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Three Ways to Appreciate Diversity and Be Inclusive This Holiday Season

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Three Ways to Appreciate Diversity and Be Inclusive This Holiday Season  Learn about other celebrations. Be aware that everyone doesn’t celebrate the same holidays or celebrate the same holidays, the same way. If you appreciate this diversity, then take the time do some research, and learn about the different holidays, what they mean and the diverse ways they are  celebrated….

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Five Ways to Raise Your Cultural IQ & Be Culturally Intelligent

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 I’ve found ten key ways to raise your Cultural IQ.  Here are the first five. 1-    Decide to be curious and interested in learning about other cultures, and really understanding diversity in new ways. This means you’re willing to take a risk, observe other people’s behaviors and ask questions in appropriate ways. If you’re not interested or willing to view…

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LGBT Cultural Intelligence in Foodservice & Hospitality

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I was honored to be part of the MFHA (Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance) program on LGBT Cultural Intelligence in the Foodservice and Hospitality Industry, at Johnson & Wales in Miami last week. Gerry Fernandez the Executive Director of MFHA, was the driving force behind the program. When he spoke about his journey to become an LGBT ally, many people…

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Diversity and Inclusion Zeroes

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Diversity and Inclusion Zeroes; candidates that support exclusion- As the inclusionist, and supporter of diversity, and learning,I was appalled, shocked and offended this week, by Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Michelle Bachmann, and Rick Santorum. I was appalled, shocked, and offended as a Jewish person I was appalled, shocked and offended as a member of the LGBTand ally community I was…

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Are We a Nation of Cowards Regarding Race? Diversity Alone is Not Enough

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As the Inclusionist, with a life and passion for diversity and inclusion, I know that there are three changes that must take place in this country to get us on a sane, rational road regarding race. 1- –Acknowledge that racism, bias and discrimination exists, that it is often unconscious, and that everyone with a bias is not a racist, and…

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