Yesterday, more than 8,000 Starbucks stores were closed for racial bias training, costing the organization between $12-14 million. And it isn’t going to work! It isn’t going to work because like most organizations, Starbucks made the three most common mistakes when it comes to tackling … [Read more...] about The 3 Reasons Why Starbucks Racial Bias Training Won’t Work
The #metoo and #timeisup movements have struck a chord and are gaining momentum. It has gotten a lot of us thinking and talking about women’s parity and gender inclusion. But is talk enough? It is a great first step, but there is more that we can do. Because talk just isn’t enough! Today is … [Read more...] about Time is Up: How to make gender inclusion a reality in the workplace
The Olympics are only one week away! I’m filled with both excitement and fatigue as we have endured months of media coverage leading up to the start of the Winter Olympic Games. Did you know … [Read more...] about Olympians, Seahawks, and Soldiers: Lazy and entitled Millennials?
A Guest Blog by Melissa Hahn How do you know who you are? Is it something you understand from within yourself, or something that other people see in you? For most people, it is a bit of both – but how we see ourselves doesn’t always match how others see us. And sometimes, what is not understood … [Read more...] about Who Are You? How to talk about cultural identity
I previously wrote about: The Golden Rule: Do unto to others as you would have them do unto you! It was a reminder about the importance of getting back to the basics. When the basics are forgotten or taken for granted, relationships suffer and conflict increases! However, The Golden Rule … [Read more...] about Time for an Upgrade: Moving beyond the Golden Rule
The Amercian Gen Y/ Millennial generation will be most ethnically and culturally diverse in US history. So rumor has it that this generation, your generation, will be more effective across cultural differences, and break down existing racial barriers. This may be true, but it will not come as a … [Read more...] about The Millennial Diversity Myth