Category Archives: Diversity Training

Diversity and Inclusion for Tomorrow’s Workforce

The number of Hispanic and Asian students in American schools has increased by more than 5 million people since the 1990’s, sites an April 4, 2012 article in the New York Times. Nationwide, approximately a quarter of all students come … Continue reading

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You Ever Walk Out of the Room? “The Do’s and Don’ts for Women”

At a recent conference for women executives sponsored by the Wall Street Journal, Jack and Suzy Welch offered career advice, in the form of “do’s and don’ts for women.”  WSJs John Bussey reported that some women were so infuriated by … Continue reading

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Breaking “Polite Silence” at Work to Build an Inclusive Culture

In 2002, in preparation for the 1-year anniversary of the Civil Unrest in Cincinnati that occurred in April the previous year following the death of Timothy Thomas (and became known as the Cincinnati Race Riots), I was asked to facilitate … Continue reading

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Marketing with Cultural Consideration in Mind

True or False: Sociologic differences largely outweigh sociologic similarities. Knowing the answer to this question can either boost your profits substantially or significantly decrease your chance at growth. According to author, Ron A. Walsh of Raw Power Writing, the answer … Continue reading

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Taking Cultural Consideration into Account to Drive Sales and Grow Your Business

“It’s the real thing.” “Things go better with Coke.” “Disfrute Coca-Cola.”  “Jo chaho ho jaye,” “さわやかになるひととき。” “Всегда Coca-Cola.”  The slogans of the soda giant, Coca Cola, are recognized in countries across the world. The fact that Coca-Cola is one of … Continue reading

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How a Diverse and Inclusive Environment Can Drive Business and Increase Profit

In 1977, the late Merlin G. Pope, Jr. coined the term “diversity” to refer to the changing demographics in the workplace.  He believed that companies who learned to manage the differences that exist between individuals as well as the barriers … Continue reading

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Leveraging the Power of a Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment

The desire to belong has its roots in our childhood. As infants we belonged to a family; as students we belonged to a class and a school, and as adolescents we belonged to sport teams, extracurricular activities, and peer groups … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of the High Performance Team

On Super Bowl Sunday, the world watched Tom Brady and the New England Patriots lose to Eli Manning and the New York Giants after coming back from a 9-0 deficit and leading 17-9 in the third quarter.  Two field goals … Continue reading

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The Impact of Change on Human Performance

  It’s been said by French classical author, Francois de la Rochefoucauld, that “The only thing constant in life is change.”  In a working environment that is continually in a state of transformation due to increasing globalization, resource scarcity, energy … Continue reading

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Utilizing Powerful Communication Techniques to Boost Profitability and Improve Employee Morale

In the schoolyard children sit in a circle passing on a secret message from one person to the next, until the last person in the circle shares aloud her interpretation of the original message.  Somewhere along the delivery, the message … Continue reading

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