As Martha and the Vandellas and, later, Van Halen sang, “Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the streets!” The USA, France, Canada, Burundi, the Solomon Islands and 21 other countries celebrate their independence this month. All these festivities are a good reminder that, as managers, we should also celebrate the achievements …Read More
What Kind of Car Are You?
September means many things to many people: It’s the start of fall, the beginning of the school year, one of the best months for buying cars (according to car experts Edmunds.com), and the start of “serious job hunting” after some summer fun.
This seems like the perfect time to ask yourself: Are you a Porsche or …Read More
Finding the New “New Normal”
A new year brings with it the possibility for change and fresh starts. In 2020, we certainly experienced an entire year of change! “Normal” went away, replaced by the “new normal.” As vaccinations spread around the globe, many of us are hoping that the “new normal” is really just a “temporary normal” and that we …Read More
New Video Facilitates Dialogue on Race
If you asked most White Americans in 2000 if discrimination in the US was still a big problem, they probably would have said no. After all, slavery was long gone. Anybody could live, work, and socialize wherever they wanted. The US had finally succeeded in achieving its goal of becoming the great American melting pot.
If …Read More
Does Implicit Bias Impact Your Training?
In all likelihood, it probably does. “Implicit bias” is the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Unlike plain “bias,” where we consciously choose to act in ways that support our biased views, implicit bias often causes us to act in ways that we do not necessarily realize …Read More
Improving Community – Police Relations
The killing of George Floyd at the end of May at the knee of a police officer set in motion a round of protests at cities around the US. Sadly, many of those protests saw an increase of senseless violence as the sun set and peaceful, right-minded protestors of police brutality gave way to the …Read More
To Agree or Not To Agree?
It doesn’t take much detailed research to know that most US citizens are frustrated with the domestic political process. Since 2011, the combined total of bills enacted into law was 722. That is 184 less than the total enacted in the famous 80th Congress of 1947-1948, known as the “Do Nothing” Congress. One can site …Read More