Are men culturally-wired to listen to women?

In a recent three-day Learning Lab on diversity partnership, I witnessed three white men ask four women what disrespect looks like. The women had mentioned they often felt disrespected by men, and the men wanted to know what that looked like. One Asian woman engineer spoke about how men at work assumed she was the…

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Schultz and Starbucks take a stand

I believe Phillip Haid got it right in his Fast Company piece,  Starbucks’s Race Together: Why The Naysayers Have It All Wrong. While the Starbucks response may not be perfect, CEO Howard Schultz’s action is an example of a courageous leader stepping out to engage his employees and customer base around a topic –race– that often seems like a…

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identity safety in the workplace

Identity-safe classrooms parallel of identity-safe workplaces. When we hear the term “identity safety” most of us probably think about protecting ourselves from identity fraud via cyber theft. However, there is another meaning in the education world that is more growth-mind-set-oriented. “Identity safe classrooms are those in which teachers strive to ensure students that their social…

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