Do You Have The Courage To Confront Racial Bias?

Do You Have The Courage To Confront Racial Bias?

This week, Starbucks closed more than 8,000 stores so around 175,000 staff could take part in racial bias training. Yes, Starbucks staff in one of the company’s Philadelphia stores acted egregiously after calling police who then arrested two black men who were simply...
High Performing Teams [cont.]

High Performing Teams [cont.]

I’ve written before about the vital role of conversation in enabling groups to transform from average to high performing teams (as in this article: Google’s Insight Into What Makes Teams Productive). Yet it seems to be a subject that bears repeating, given the ongoing...
SHRM Talent Conference

SHRM Talent Conference

Last week I spoke at the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual Talent Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas. Among many observations, this one stood out: HR professionals, talent managers, and employee engagement practitioners all face the challenge of...
Four Attributes for Civil Discourse

Four Attributes for Civil Discourse

“We live in two Americas,” opines Nicholas Kristof in a recent New York Times Op-Ed. “The one thing we all agree on: Our social fabric is torn.” Kristof goes on to suggest, “It should be possible both to believe deeply in the rightness of one’s own cause and to...
Talking About the Gender Pay Gap

Talking About the Gender Pay Gap

The gender pay gap is just one indicator within a broader issue of discrimination and bias. My latest eNewsletter references aspects of this topic, including the language and sound of gender pay bias, transparency as an approach to resolving the pay gap, and examples...

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