Five Ways To Demonstrate Diversity Leadership for an Inclusive Season

By | diversity and inclusion champion, diversity and inclusion leader, diversity leader, diversity leadership, holiday diversity

Here are five ways to demonstrate diversity leadership and make this an inclusive season for everyone in your organization. 1- Provide opportunities for employees to share symbols and stories about the holidays and important events they observe. Items can be placed on display with a written description describing the tradition. This can be an opportunity to learn about different cultures…

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Diversity and Inclusion is Now Relevant More Than Ever

By | Diversity, Diversity action, diversity actions, diversity and inclusion champion | No Comments

A long-term client recently called me worried that Diversity and Inclusion would be put on the business back burner. “What will happen to support for Diversity and Inclusions now that Trump is president,” he asked. I replied with three of my own questions, “Are you still committed? Do you still see the business benefits? Are you going to continue leveraging…

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Why Diversity and Inclusion Starts With Hello

By | Diversity, Diversity action, diversity actions, Diversity and inclusioin, diversity and inclusion, diversity and inclusion champion, Diversity Behaviors | 6 Comments

Diversity and Inclusion Starts With Hello   September is coming fast as people return to work, school, and home.  This is a great opportunity to strike up a conversation with new people and break out of social and work silos. There are three common threads through countless interviews and focus groups I’ve conducted in a wide range of organizations: 1-  …

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How to Leverage LGBT Diversity of Skills & Talents

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1- Understand your biases and don’t make assumptions. Most of the time you don’t know who is an LGBT person unless they tell you. LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) people span many dimensions of diversity in your workplace; generation, ethnicity, religion, work function, communication style, etc. 2- Know that LGBT people are not looking for special treatment but want the…

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I Am Diversity- an outstanding poem

By | diversity and inclusion, diversity and inclusion champion | 4 Comments

I invite you to read this beautiful poem on diversity and inclusion by a colleague, Charles Bennefield, who is an internal corporate diversity director Charles Bennafield – is a pastor (www.crossroadsrockchapel.org) and poetlocated in Georgia.  He is a diversity practioner with an extensivebackground in IT.  He can be reached at diverselikeme@me.com his phonenumber is (678) 886 1229 I Am Diversity, Please Include Me…

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Real Diversity & Inclusion= Integration + Empathy

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Diversity/inclusion will not succeed if it does not include empathy/integration and a holistic vision for culture change, that goes way beyond the workplace. Real diversity and inclusion is a process with a goal of full integration into an organization’s DNA. That means creating an individual mindset, and an organizational culture of empathy. Real empathy means being willing, and taking the…

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Ally Skills for Diversity and Inclusion Champions

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I’m speaking at the Northwest Diversity Learning Series in Seattle, on Ally Skills for Diversity and Inclusion Champions. An ally is someone who is willing to take action in support of another person, in order to remove external barriers, that impede that person from contributing their skills and talents in the workplace or community. Being an ally takes courage because…

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