Eckhart Tolle says that words can cast an almost hypnotic spell on us. “You easily lose yourself in them,” he says, “become hypnotized into implicitly believing that when you have attached a word to something, you know what it is. The fact is: You don’t know what it is. You have only covered up the… Read more »
Contemporary diversity challenges will not be met by pot lucks and festivals alone; by training without accountability structures or by staff beholden to layers above. In fact, it is possible for even the best-intentioned efforts to add to the problem by covering up what’s really wrong….
The field of diversity and inclusion has made progress and regress. Where do we talk frankly about this?
I once worked with an organization to provide a public program on how diversity strengthens business results. It was a different kind of venture for both of us, in a community that had been fragmented by diversity challenges. Both the client and I were excited by the possibilities and aware of the pitfalls. We coordinated… Read more »