Celebrating Gay Sons & Their Mothers

Celebrating Gay Sons & Their Mothers

Pride and Coming Out Month in October are special times to recognize the LGBTQ+ community internationally. Parades take place across the world and Pride flags wave proudly. Attention is often given to the gay man or woman and we celebrate how they continue to...

Organization Success Depends on ALL People

Organization Success Depends on ALL People

In early civilizations—African, Chinese, Greek, Mayan, businesses existed. They may not look exactly like what we consider “modern” organizations with HR and technology systems, nevertheless, they functioned with people as essential (Arredondo, 1996). Consider scenes...

Facts versus Opinions about DEIB Efforts

Facts versus Opinions about DEIB Efforts

A 2021 Forbes article by Kim Lessley, Director of Solution Marketing, SAP, described reasons “Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is Here to Stay”. The rationale included facts such as 1) increasing people diversity post-pandemic, creating the workforce of the future,...

Modeling Goodwill in Times of Turmoil

Modeling Goodwill in Times of Turmoil

Conversations in the workplace have become more tense, angry and defensive. This is not to say that the workplace is always a space where everyone agrees about everything; understandably, we are not all like-minded. However, currently, there are multiple external...

Intersecting Identities Cannot be Erased

Intersecting Identities Cannot be Erased

Today’s news stories have multiple accounts of attempts to erase individuals’ identities through legislation, book bans, curricula eliminations, and other processes that diminish the whole person. This is not going to be a blog that further politicizes these behaviors...