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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Blinded by “Merit”

Few people would disagree that Blacks and other non-whites are treated differently than whites by the criminal justice system.  All the statistical data show that Blacks get harsher penalties, [...]

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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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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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Diversity Inertia

Newton’s first law — the law of inertia — states that an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion. The same law can be applied to diversity and [...]

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