Nothing about us without us! My friend and colleague, Joe Husman, introduced me to this clarion call of the inclusion movement several years back. I have since come to see it as the essence of democracy. How often, however, do the highest-level conversations about poverty, food insecurity, forced emigration, chronic unemployment, racism, sexism, homophobia include […]
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Even if you work full-time for one employer it’s important to recognize that you have two additional jobs that are at least as important as the one for which you receive pay, and the best leaders reinforce this reality with their team members.
4 Lessons from the Trump Insurrection The insurrection that Donald Trump launched against members of Congress at the US Capitol Building provides a cautionary tale about how bad behavior often escalates in the absence of clear expectations, firm limit setting, and follow through with consequences. Here are 4 lessons that organizational leaders can take from […]
Make your resolutions specific and measurable so there’s no wiggle room when it comes to knowing whether or not you’ve accomplished your goals. “I will take a walk that lasts at least 20 minutes on at least two days every week” or “I will put at least $25 into my savings account after receiving every […]
The first step toward creating real change is getting honest about our starting place. This video describes how racism in the US inspired one of history’s most dangerous political figures and challenges viewers (and by “viewers” I’m thinking particularly of my fellow white people) to get honest about where we’ve been and what it […]
Health is multifaceted, including physical, emotional, social, financial/economic dimensions. One of the least mentioned dimensions of health and one that may be of singular importance is spiritual health. Spiritually healthy people feel connected to something positive that’s greater than themselves. They experience a sense of purpose that contributes something helpful to the world, feelings of […]
Source: HAYS While mental health was once a taboo topic in the workplace, many high-profile campaigns have encouraged a more open attitude towards it. As employees become more willing to talk about their mental wellbeing, do leaders need to be better prepared to support them? Recognise the scale of the challenge The COVID-19 pandemic has […]
The ability to respectfully discuss our differing points of view is a hallmark of adult civility. Insistence on agreement (I’m right and you’re wrong!), name-calling, and other forms of bullying, abuse, or domination show that respect has been discarded. When people speak honestly with one another our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs are bound to be […]
With today being the day for primary elections in Mass and the 11/3 presidential election fast approaching, parents have a special opportunity to help our kids understand our system of government and voting as a key responsibility of citizenship. While our kids, hopefully, are learning about the rights and responsibilities of US citizenship in […]
In the wake of the 2014 police killings of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, and other innocent black people, I collaborated to deliver a surge of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs. In the fall of 2016 after the election of Donald Trump resulted in a number of terrified employees raising concerns for their […]