Diversity Only Gets Us So Far

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I am pleased to see that the incoming congressional freshman are as diverse than they’ve ever been. This freshman group is the youngest at an average age of 49, a full decade younger than the full Congress. A whopping 40% of the incoming freshman are women. Over 25% of the freshman entering our House of […]

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Fine, Be a Bigot

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It’s not often our parents suggest we are anything less than authentic but from time to time back in my teenage years, my mom would tell me, “Heather, you may be the devil’s spawn but for God’s sake, quit acting like it!” She was, of course, suggesting that I present a kinder, more gentler me. Perhaps […]

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Humility Leads To Cultural Competence

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Companies spend thousands of dollars on consultants and subject matter experts in an attempt to define their company’s “culture”. They come up with mission statements, vision statements and elevator pitches, but forget to talk about their people and how they’re treated… how the company’s culture is ultimately determined by how they embrace all of the […]

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Would You Hire You?

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Today’s post is from guest blogger Lexie Forman-Ortiz. Lexie is the Community Manager at SmartRecruiters. After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and Communications from the University of Kansas she decided she never wanted to stop talking to people. She believes in creating great workplaces, developing talent, sharing knowledge and using social media for good. […]

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Getting the Most from Your Team

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I have the privilege of coaching a group of fourteen year old boys who play highly competitive ice hockey. Since we are based in Florida, we travel extensively to play good teams from more traditional hockey states in the North. Our boys are incredibly dedicated, committed, and fiercely competitive. And each one of them is a unique individual […]

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