Thought Leadership

“Talking about DEI too much” at your organization?

“Talking about DEI too much” at your organization?

The emphasis on DEI initiatives isn’t going anywhere A well-intentioned client shared with me recently some feedback they had gotten from a recent DEI program. The leader thought they were talking about DEI too much. I was completely shocked that someone would say...

Matching and Mirroring

Matching and Mirroring

We mimic what we see As social creatures, we are wired to fit in, to belong. We're not meant to survive on our own, we're meant to survive in large groups. For our survival over time, we have leveraged the talents from different members of our group to maximize...

Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Not Just For Your Kids

Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Not Just For Your Kids

What is Social Emotional Learning? The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines Social Emotional Learning as, “The process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop...

The Neuroscience Behind DEI

The Neuroscience Behind DEI

Neuroscience 101 The brain has a huge impact on our behavior, emotions, and how we show up in the world. There are three main parts of the brain - the neocortex, the limbic system, and the amygdala. The neocortex is the rational part of the brain right behind the...

Allies Stay Curious

Allies Stay Curious

Curiosity vs. the Status Quo Curiosity did not kill the cat. Curiosity is essential for those who hope to be allies. As children, we are naturally curious about the world around us. We ask a lot more questions than claim to have answers. As we age, we tend to slowly...

Vulnerability and DEI Work

Vulnerability and DEI Work

Vulnerability is putting yourself out there without the expectation of reciprocation. Vulnerability is necessary when having conversations with people that don't look like us, behave like us, or seem to have a lot in common with us. That is precisely why vulnerability...

Diversity Work Means Doing Things Differently

Diversity Work Means Doing Things Differently

You cannot keep doing the same thing expecting different results The definition of insanity is doing the same thing, over and over, and expecting a different result. A lot of times we do things unconsciously that have been modeled for us by previous generations. We're...

Empathy, Not Sympathy, is Critical to DEI

Empathy, Not Sympathy, is Critical to DEI

NOT Sympathy Empathy is the ability to identify and understand another person's situation without judgment, the full acceptance of their story. You have not lived their situation to be able to relate to it. Sympathy, by contrast, is projecting a feeling of less than...

Perspective Taking is Critical to DEI

Perspective Taking is Critical to DEI

Taking on the perspective of others is a critical DEI skill. Rather than pretending to be someone else, try instead to find out what perspective they might have, and is most important when it is different from your perspective. Perspective taking is defined as trying...

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