Thought Leadership

It Has Been One Year Since George Floyd, What Has Really Changed?

It Has Been One Year Since George Floyd, What Has Really Changed?

Statements and Donations are Not Enough for True Inclusion If your organization was one of the many that made a statement about anti-racism or perhaps even donated money to go to support Black Lives Matter, you're not alone.  The challenge is, that one year following...

Diversity is a Paradox

Diversity is a Paradox

Allies Embrace the Ambiguity of Diversity The two most powerful words in Improv are “yes and.”  A simple statement that opens up the conversation rather than words like  “or,” “but,” or “yet,” words that signal that there's a right or wrong, a good or bad, no middle...

Do not Make these Mistakes as a Diversity and Inclusion Ally

Do not Make these Mistakes as a Diversity and Inclusion Ally

Progress Over Perfection We all make mistakes.  Accepting others’ mistakes and seeing those as opportunities for education and improvement - that's what allies do best.  It can be frustrating to experience the adversity of diversity and have to educate the majority...

You are Not the Ally You Think You Are

You are Not the Ally You Think You Are

NOT SO FAST, Self-Proclaimed “Ally” I've always been a big college football fan.  Living in the Midwest and going to Ohio State (or THE Ohio State University), I guess I didn't have much of a choice in the matter.  Despite the obvious needs for more diversity in the...

Don’t Sweat the Diversity Conversation

Don’t Sweat the Diversity Conversation

Diversity is Comfort with Discomfort  Bringing up diversity and inclusion can be uncomfortable, but doesn't have to be.  As an ally, it's your duty to facilitate comfort with discomfort.  The ingredients for comfort with discomfort often rely on trust, candor, and...

Are You Unintentionally Signalling to Others they Don’t Belong?

Are You Unintentionally Signalling to Others they Don’t Belong?

Allies Signal Safety to Others for Diversity Being an ally is being there for someone that is this different than yourself.  Perhaps it's someone of a different race, gender identity, LGBTQ+, or someone with a disability.  There are many more dimensions to diversity. ...

Thoughtful Questions About Diversity and Inclusion

Thoughtful Questions About Diversity and Inclusion

Five questions to ask to show you are an ally Diversity and inclusion conversations require bravery and courage, and you do not have to do it alone.  At Next Pivot Point, we believe we are stronger together, when we all come together as allies.  We need people in the...

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