Let’s Never Say We’re Tired of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Again All throughout elementary and high school, I learned about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  His birthday was recognized as a national holiday in 1983, I was 10 years old. Aspects of Dr. King and his dream was drilled into my head as it…

I’d venture a guess that most employees know very little about the guidelines in their organization’s appearance and dress code policy.  They know if the “dress code” is classified as business or business casual.  They make it a point to find out if jeans are only permitted on Fridays. But, in most cases, what is…

Young, curious, kind Very wise beyond her years Carolyn Kinzie Carolyn is my daughter, and while she has given me some grief during her teenage years, she has also given me little windows in which I feel quite proud. The Haiku above and this post is a reflection on a conversation we had years ago that…

As I write this today, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has let it be known that he is vetoing the proposed “Free Exercise Protection Act”,  House Bill 757. The “protection” part of the act was to protect faith-based groups who refused to provide social, educational or charitable services that violate their religious beliefs. Oh, and they could…

Chris Fields As a kid growing up Southern Baptist, all I knew about St. Patrick’s Day is that you wore green or you got pinched and you drew a lot of 4 leaf-clovers, oh and people got drunk. But just like most holiday’s St. Patty’s Day has  history and culture. It wasn’t until I attended St. Ambrose University…

The fact is I never thought of women’s issues in the workplace because I have never faced overt discrimination at work. No one has ever made terrible comments to me, sexually harassed me or any of the other actions you think of as discrimination. Do I know that it happens? Have I heard stories? Absolutely….

Early in my career, I read an article which said  men generally cast women into 1 of 5 roles in the workplace. Those 5 roles are Mother, Wife, Girlfriend/Mistress, Sister or Daughter. Mother is expected to coddle and comfort and cover, even when you’re not doing what you should. Sometimes they nag or punish you — but not too…

Excitement. Pride. Bossed Up. That’s how I felt when presented with the January PIC topics: Diversity Acceptance Mutual Respect Tolerance. My initial inclination was to talk about diversity in the workplace, because, and this will shock you…I’m diverse. As I organized my thoughts, I found it difficult to discuss diversity autonomous of the other three…