The Great Diversity Divide

There’s an ongoing war of words between the anti-oppression, diversity and inclusion and intercultural competence camps. It can be nasty sometimes. All sides have the same goal of eliminating [...]

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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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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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Knowing Yourself to Help Others

Many people and organizations are becoming more interested in implicit or unconscious bias and the role it plays in our interaction with those who are different. Just like “mindbugs” [...]

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The Colour of Heathcare

  The flu season is upon us and you can get more information about it than you can blow your nose at. But when you are in the grips of the flu and you are feeling like the Grim Reaper is [...]

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Diversity Disconnect

For many people the word “diversity” is an honourific term that denotes positive things in the workplace, on teams or in neighbourhoods: including more creativity, more innovation, [...]

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The Lighter the Brighter?

A new study by researchers at San Francisco State University has confirmed what many people have known all along (at least those in the African Diaspora). The study titled, “When an [...]

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Gestures and Culture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRQSRed58XM&feature=related

When is a handshake more than a handshake? When is a nod a "yes" or a "no?"

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