Diversity & Inclusion

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MLK Day 2018 Finds Me Reviewing the United States Constitution

As we are working our way through the first month of this new year, we are approaching the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday on Monday, January 15, 2017. This special holiday honors King who was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and … Continue reading

Be Sure These Two Persons Are On Your Team In 2018

It’s Week 2 of Calendar Year (CY) 2018. My morning ritual usually includes listening to and/or watching various news and talk shows while eating breakfast, working on a particular task or project, checking email, reviewing social media updates, writing, etc. It’s no surprise that during the first week of 2018, most of the morning shows … Continue reading

Time’s Person of the Year – The Silence Breakers, #MeToo

  Time Magazine revealed its 2017 Person of the Year earlier today! I had not planned to share this announcement with you, however, after learning that The Silence Breakers garnered this prestigious award and honor, it became difficult for me to let this day pass without making at least one statement. For starters, The Silence … Continue reading

12 Small Business Facts You Should Know for Small Business Saturday 2017

This coming Saturday, November 25, 2017, is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses in your community as well as online. As a small business owner, I encourage you to shop small on this day, but don’t stop there. Patronize small businesses every day of the year. The term, small … Continue reading

Training for Sexual Harassment, Diversity and Project Management Requirements Has Less Than Stellar Outcomes! Why?

It’s been about six weeks since the New York Times broke the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal with accusations stretching back a few decades. At the time, I wondered how long it would take before this story would be pushed onto the no longer news back-burner? A short answer is not any time soon as … Continue reading

Thrown Under The Bus – Part 4: Deciding Not to Decide

One of my pet peeves of the workplace is going to meeting after meeting after meeting without one decision ever being made. There is no shortage of reasons as to why teams, managers, and organizations fail to make decisions. Here are a few: – Avoid angering one or more members of a group or team. … Continue reading

Thrown Under the Bus – Part 3: Alternative Facts and False Narratives

When I wrote the first two posts under the Thrown Under the Bus series, I had additional content for other posts, but was challenged to develop more meaningful discussions. However, with additional thought and review on this topic, I was able to distill through a few pages of notes and references to create this post … Continue reading

Human Kindness: We are more kinder and gentler than we know

Most United States citizens woke up yesterday to hear the news of another mass shooting. Regrettably, it would turn out to be the worse in modern American history. The location: Las Vegas, NV. The human toll to date is at least 58 dead and over 500 injured from one gunman’s assault on innocent victims attending … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness: Who Will Be “The One” Today?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In a tweet on September 28, 2017, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfuss reminded us that we all need to do more to eradicate breast and other cancers. Louis-Dreyfuss informed her followers on Twitter that 1 in 8 (about 12%) women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. The … Continue reading

The Strength of Human Kindness

For most of us in these United States, the past 2.5 weeks have been one for the record books with unprecedented rainfall, gale force winds, evacuations, etc. The Gulf Coast Region of the United States has been hit by two massive storms in as many weeks! Hurricane Harvey began pummeling the State of Texas’ coast on Saturday … Continue reading