How Leaders Demonstrate their Support of Diversity and Inclusion to Accelerate Business Results

Posted on: May 3, 2018

Although diversity and inclusion strategies and tactics have been in place with some organizations for a long time, the question I am most frequently asked by diversity practitioners is, ” How can I help our leaders reflect their support of diversity and inclusion efforts?” At company conferences, articles in internal newsletters, and other communication methods…

“But” versus “And” in a Politically Correct World

Posted on: April 2, 2018

Are you tired of political correctness and wonder why our language should become more sensitive?  My clients regularly ask me why this is such a big deal to some. Words do matter, and those who suggest others should just get over it, and stop being so picky are often not a member of the offended…

Commitment to Inclusion Success: The Leader’s Role

Posted on: February 25, 2018

He said, “I don’t want to be a n_ _ _ _ _ in the bushes about this but…” February is a month that often causes me to pause and think about leaders of the past and present. What can and should leaders of today do and say to advance inclusion? What could they do…

Lessons on Diversity and Inclusion from Nature’s Experience

Posted on: December 29, 2017

I had the opportunity to drive to the mountains and then to the shores of North Carolina to work with clients late last month. Although I usually do not like long car rides, these two were spectacular. I was constantly reminded of the miracles of nature as I enjoyed the many hues of the changing…

Introverts prompt a new diversity conversation

Posted on: August 28, 2015

Author’s Note: From time to time, I will introduce you to some of my colleagues and fellow diversity experts by posting their articles within this ezine and on my blog www.LenoraBillingsHarris.com. I hope you will enjoy these different points of view, as I do. This month,  Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D., CSP shares her thoughts on the emergence…

Stop the Silent Revolution (Part Two)

Posted on: June 3, 2015

Last month I urged you as an individual to speak up and speak out to end the Silent Revolution. The Silent Revolution exists because well-meaning people stay silent when they should speak up at work, in their communities and among friends when injustice or disrespect is evident. I know this is a scary concept to…

What to Do in a Month of No Holidays

Posted on: August 6, 2012

What does August mean to you? For most folks it is a month of no holidays, but not for Charles (my honey of 38 years) and me. We celebrate our wedding anniversary as well as both our birthdays in August!  We have no excuses for forgetting these three dates. Although it is a month with…

Two Companies Commit Multicultural Mishaps

Posted on: December 21, 2011

As our Jewish friends celebrate Hanukkah, this is a wonderful time to learn about traditions and religious celebrations. Although Whole Foods and CVS had good intentions, their actions did not provide a positive result.  Another example of what happens when non-diverse teams make decisions that impact multicultural communities.  As you read the article don’t get…