Making Space for Difficult Conversations

There’s no denying the recent U.S. election has had an impact. Donald Trump was elected by polarizing voters into “Us vs. Them” camps and focusing on fears. Now the genie is out of the bottle: [...]

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The Damaging Politics of Polarization

Public comments by politicians can bring issues such as anti-immigration and racism to the forefront in a powerful way. It’s easy to have an emotional reaction, whatever ‘side’ they’re on. [...]

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Iceland: The Best Place for Women?

When Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, was asked by a reporter why 50% of his government ministers in his Cabinet were women, he said, without missing  a beat, “Because [...]

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The “One Happy”

 The province of Saskatchewan has a booming economy but projections are that the current workforce will shrink as workers get older. So they are looking for workers. However, merely filling the [...]

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Eliminating Racism

Today is the International Day for the Elimination  of Racial Discrimination.  It is an odd day indeed. Do we wish each other “happy racism elimination day” or do we  express [...]

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Interculturally Competent Leadership

  If an organization wants to be more inclusive, how leaders behave will determine success or failure. Leaders set the tone for others to follow. It is said that employees expect four things [...]

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The Sport of Diversity

Implementing a diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiative is a lot like cross-country skiing; it’s important to find the right balance so all the elements are working together to get optimal [...]

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Traits of Inclusive Leaders

Members of a Diversity and Inclusion Council completed the following sentence: “Leaders in an organization are being inclusive when….” They are walking the (diversity) talk and [...]

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Diversity is No Guarantee of Success

Just because a team is diverse — having people with different perspectives, race and cultural backgrounds — is no guarantee the team will be effective. A recent analysis of the [...]

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The Bad Boss Can Be A Bully

Draw a line down the middle of a sheet of paper to make two columns. In one column list the qualities of the Worst Boss you have ever had. In the other column list the qualities of your Best [...]

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