Culture Clash: How to engage people who have a different worldview than you

Culture Clash: How to engage people who have a different worldview than you I was speaking to a large group of people last week about racial justice and the importance of learning about what we don’t know we don’t know. Many people in the room are leaning in, wanting more. They know what we all … Continue reading Culture Clash: How to engage people who have a different worldview than you

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5 things to consider when you’re hiring a Diversity & Inclusiveness Consultant

How to avoid doing more harm than good, avoid potential disasters, and minimize resistance from organization members! Are you considering hiring a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness (DEI) Consultant to help you manage the challenging conversations and discomfort that are affecting the productivity of your organization/campus/corporation? Before you do, consider these 5 questions that will help … Continue reading 5 things to consider when you’re hiring a Diversity & Inclusiveness Consultant

Transforming Self-Awareness

"Reacting to offensive comments is not simply a matter of course, where a comment is made and we just respond. These comments are typically fraught with an emotional charge. Thus, responding effectively depends in large part on our ability to recognize and acknowledge our own emotional reactions. Emotional intelligence, or EI (Goleman, 1995) is used … Continue reading Transforming Self-Awareness

The Pitfalls and Hope of Authenticity as the Answer to Social Injustice

At a retreat I recently attended at the Deer Park Retreat Center in Colorado, we were ringing in the new year with a discussion on the joy of authenticity. When we think about connecting with each other and building relationships across social differences, showing up and interacting from our authentic selves is critically important. Authenticity: … Continue reading The Pitfalls and Hope of Authenticity as the Answer to Social Injustice