The culture in the Workplace Matters in 2020

How do you rationalize culture in the workplace? 70% of American workers are disengaged. 50% are passively disengaged and 20% are actively disengaged. The passively disengaged have mentally checked out and are milking the company for a paycheck. The 20% who are actively disengaged are the toxic employees who poison the well for everyone else. …

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White Privilege at Conferences, are you noticing?

White privilege at conferences was evident within the Sustainatopia Conference at the Plug & Play Tech Center that convened in Sunnyvale last week. Companies and socially responsible investors at the forefront of sustainable business practices gathered to speak. White privilege among participants was palpable at the conferences. Mostly white, mostly men and the speakers and…

Why Embed Equity, Diversity and Inclusion into Leadership Development?

Why should organizations today deeply embed EDI into their leadership development training? In a sentence: They can’t afford to.  In 2020 (that’s less than 50 days away, people!) the US will have more non-white children than white children. Sometime between 2040 and 2050, the entire country will cease to be a majority white country. That…

On Allyship: The Real Reason White People Aren’t Better Allies

The Anti-Oppression Network defines Allyship as “an active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person in a position of privilege and power seeks to operate in solidarity with a marginalized group.” I’ve been practicing allyship since my freshman year of college. I’d left the bubble of white, middle-class suburbia and…