Guest Post – ‘Dear White People: Here Are 10 Actions You Can Take To Promote Racial Justice In The Workplace’

Originally published on 1 Jan 21 by Dana Brownlee- Senior Forbes Contributor, I have re-published, with permission, the article as printed by Forbes. LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES Racial injustice in 2020 isn’t fundamentally a black problem, arguably it’s a white problem. Our most recent racial injustice reminders – George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Amy Cooper, Omar Jimenez – while abhorrent and despicable, for most black people sadly weren’t all that shocking. For us, it wasn’t news. It was just a peek into the reality with which we’re all too familiar. This is…


How To Stop a Work Culture of Harassment (Part 1 of 3)

This article was originally published on October 12, 2017, and has been updated. Odds are, you will never know there is a predator in your midst…I didn’t. One of my direct reports was a bully, and I completely missed what was going on. As a leader, it was my responsibility to create a work culture where employees felt they could come forward so harassment could be dealt with immediately. I felt awful, because the team he led was made up of some of my longest serving…

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Smug Politeness & Team Conflict – 5 Actions That Drive Results

Canadians' have an image of politeness and don't usually like words like 'conflict. In fact, we can be pretty smug about our politeness. Along with maple syrup, hockey and wood, smugness is our #1 export. For so many people, the idea of conflict seems to imply something negative, even harsh. “Why not ‘discussion’ or ‘debate’ or ‘disagreement’?” Or even worse, 'Consensus.' Read about Consensus But I like the honesty and forthrightness of the word 'conflict.' I suppose that’s why I think it’s the right word. In…