It’s time for President Elect Trump to put his money where his mouth is…

Dear President-elect Trump,

Stop it! I mean seriously…stop it.

You claim you want to be a President for everyone. Well you can’t be a President for everyone when thousands of fearful people are protesting in the streets. And all you can say is “stop it.” You can’t be a President for everyone when you talk to fearful […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Change, Communication, Diversity, Leadership, Strategy|0 Comments

What #DonaldTrump Can (and shouldn’t) Teach You About #Leadership

Full disclosure – there is absolutely no political agenda here.  This is not about the right vs the left or which candidate is best – it’s about leadership.   

It feels like every day Donald Trump makes new controversial headlines with quick sound bites and tweets.  I could literally go on.  And on.  And on.  

There […]

By |August 12th, 2016|Communication, Diversity, Leadership|2 Comments

Why Hiring Diverse Candidates is Good for Business!

Recently the NFL hired its very first female coach in history. This is a seismic shift in a field heavily dominated by men – from coaches, players, announcers, etc. Sure, one could argue it is part PR; however, the positive impact still holds true.

The game has now changed. Not just on the field – but […]

By |August 5th, 2015|Culture, Diversity|0 Comments

5 Lessons to Help Your Business #LiveLongAndProsper

…boldly go where no one has gone before.
Leonard Nimoy passed away last week. He was known famously as Spock by many adoring Star Trek fans – me included. Yes, I profess to being a Trekkie. Spock was a Vulcan, and as such, espoused logic and wisdom.

He was non-emotional.  The anti-human (or so he liked to think).  […]

By |March 3rd, 2015|Culture, Diversity, Leadership, Organizational Change|0 Comments

Don’t Scapegoat Diversity for Piss Poor Management Skills

Valuing diversity is important to an organization’s success. It can also be used as a scapegoat by a disparaged employee looking to place blame and cause issues for the company when they are overlooked for a promotion or let go.  It appears this is what happened with the New York Times firing of female Executive […]

By |May 20th, 2014|Diversity, Leadership|0 Comments

5 Ways to Value Diversity – or See Profits Decline

Is the National Basketball Association (NBA) becoming the National Bigot Association? What leadership lessons can we learn from the racist remarks made by the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling?

If you’ve been following the news story about how Mr. Sterling made racist comments, then you undoubtedly know that such attitudes and commentary are bad for team performance […]

By |April 29th, 2014|Diversity, Leadership, Team Performance|0 Comments

OkCupid vs. Mozilla: The Power of Empowered Employees

Are you looking for love in all the wrong places?  Well, if you’re LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender), have an OkCupid account and are using Firefox to access– you may be looking for love using the wrong browser!

The dating site OkCupid (OKC) made a statement this week letting users know what may have been […]

By |April 2nd, 2014|Culture, Diversity, Leadership|0 Comments

Dear Military: Create a Culture Where What You Say Is What You Do

Last Thursday a military judge reprimanded a General in response to the sexual misconduct case making headlines over the last few weeks.  No jail time was handed down.  Some commented on how it was a slap on the wrist,  perpetuating the views held by some, that the military is a male dominated culture of non […]

By |March 25th, 2014|Communication, Culture, Diversity, Leadership|0 Comments

Is the Entitlement Generation Really Entitled?

Spoiled. Uncooperative. Impatient. Lazy.
These are just a few words used to describe who some have deemed the “entitlement generation” – often called Millennials or Gen Y or even Generation C. Sure, with stories like the 18-year old girl who is suing her parents for financial support flying around the web, is anyone really surprised?
I must […]

By |March 6th, 2014|Diversity, Engagement, Generations|1 Comment

Enough with Closeted Cultures – Why Diversity Matters to Your Business Performance.

First it was Michael Sam. Then it was Jason Collins.
It had been rumored.  I mean…gasp…could there be homosexuals playing professional sports?

Given the macho, meathead stereotype of mainstream American sports – there couldn’t be an openly gay player, right?

Well – guess what?  There can apparently.

Why is this such a big deal?

Well, the obvious is…it’s never […]

By |February 27th, 2014|Culture, Diversity|0 Comments