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African American Recruitment & Retention – Show Me the Money!

Want to Impress Me? A Diversity Best Practice Award is Not Enough! African American Recruitment & Diversity Best Practice Organizations The workplace is where people aim to make their economic lives better. Perceptions of income disparity affect perceptions of unfairness and inequities in the workplace. That is because differences in income have real world consequences. The perception that African Americans enjoy ... Read More »

Organizational Leadership: When Students Invite Ann Coulter to Campus

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Organizational Leadership is the Key to Learning Outside the Classroom The college campus is recognized as a place for sharing ideas and developing critical thinking skills. Discussing controversial topics in the classroom is crucial for learning about different values and beliefs. I learned about the power of exposing students to different viewpoints in structured learning activities during the late 1980s. ... Read More »

Cultural IQ: Cop Nearly Gives Black Woman Heart Attack

It is very difficult to build trust when there is a history of perceived injustice. Any attempt by the police to show a good gesture to people in the black community is commendable. But it requires cultural competence. One white American’s offer to a black American woman a good example of poor Cultural IQ. It was caught on video. The young man narrating the ... Read More »


The Diversity Training Pain Island Diversity training has a bad reputation and diversity professionals are at fault. Diversity training alone is too often marketed as a strategy. This leads to unreasonable expectations about outcomes. Consider the research by Professors Frank Dobbin and Alexandra Kalev. Their 2006 diversity training publication received considerable media attention because the research concluded that the practice does ... Read More »


Clever Cultural Diversity Debate Games Want to win an inclusion debate? However, being able to nail someone who has difficulties embracing inclusion? Cultural diversity debates present teachable moments. Unfortunately, most of us are ill-equipped to take full advantage of those moments. Next time, instead of engaging in ineffective verbal sparring, try asking them a powerful question or two. The news media ... Read More »

Why Employee Engagement Matters

Kodak’s Diversity and Inclusion Worldwide Strategy – Augustin Melendez, Eastman Kodak Company Editor’s choice – Presentations   Read More »

’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘Nebraska’ Lead Indie Spirit Award Nominees

By: Derrick Deane on November 26, 2013 at 1:27PM It's time to see which film can build up momentum heading into awards season. This morning, the Spirit Award nominees were announced and all the expected, buzzed-about indie films are in the mix. 12… Read More »

Investigating Civility & Collegiality Complaints: Lessons from the George Zimmerman—Trayvon Martin Case

HIGH IMPACT DIVERSITY & INCLUSION LESSONS Managing Collegiality & Civility Can Be a Challenge Managing employee collegiality and civility is one of the more challenging human resource management responsibilities. Insults, bullying, and name-calling make trouble in close employee encounters. The overall impact on the organization is undermining civility, which drains productivity. Yet, according to a workplace civility study of employees ... Read More »

Building & Sustaining Innovation in the Workplace

BSBINN801A: Lead Innovative Thinking and Practice Element 3: Generate and support a culture of innovation Element 4: Sustain innovative thinking and practice Link to all diagrams & resources through PearlTrees Building & Sustaining Innovation in the… Read More »

Women Wanted: Breaking the Diversity Stalemate

SOURCE: PA Consulting Group US September 03, 2013 10:11 ET Research From PA Consulting Group Shows Why Organizational Culture Is the Key to Gender Diversity -- and to a Company's Success NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 03, 2013) - According to… Read More »