Traits of US White Male Culture: Time is Linear and Future-Focused

Note: This column is part one of a six-part series on the characteristics of white male culture. We will work to examine how these traits show up in the world and tie them to events and behaviors that are in plain view of everyone who follows current events in the US and around the world.

Noted Jamaican-born political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur and orator Marcus Garvey said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

I love this quote. As a white man of Polish and Jewish ancestry, it reminds me that we have much to learn by reflecting on and learning from the past, our past. Reflection and remembering are important parts of Jewish culture.

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Traits of US White Male Culture: Status and Rank Over Connection

Note: This column is part one of a six-part series on the characteristics of white male culture. We will work to examine how these traits show up in the world and tie them to events and behaviors that are in plain view of everyone who follows current events in the US and around the world.

During the longest government shutdown in US history, speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was asked by a reporter if she considered herself an equal to President Trump. It was a loaded question, asked during a political power struggle with President on one side and Speaker Pelosi on the other. President Trump is, well, THE PRESIDENT and the Speaker of the House role is #3 in the succession behind the Vice President. Everyone who covers politics knows this fact, including the reporter, so what was she really asking?

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U.S. White Male Culture (aka Western Business Culture): A Deeper Look

Note: This column is part one of a six-part series on these six characteristics. We will work to examine how these traits show up in the world and tie them to events and behaviors that are in plain view of everyone who follows current events in the U.S. and around the world.

WMFDP invites leaders — the men and women who attend our sessions — to examine the mindsets that exist within their organization’s culture, especially the conscious and unconscious mindsets involving gender, ethnicity/race, religion, sexual orientation and age. By examining these mindsets, we reason, they become spoken and real and conscious. With these newfound insights, leaders can then better foster inclusion in their teams and organizations.

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Sexual Harassment: How Can Men Help Prevent It?

“This is a moment where people will not turn their heads when something is wrong,” says Pamela Craig, a former Accenture PLC finance chief who sits on the boards of Merck & Co. and Akamai Technologies Inc. and is foundation chair at C200, a women’s leadership organization. “We need to make it a watershed.” –WSJ

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Closing the Accountability Loop: The Time is Now

“This is a moment where people will not turn their heads when something is wrong,” says Pamela Craig, a former Accenture PLC finance chief who sits on the boards of Merck & Co. and Akamai Technologies Inc. and is foundation chair at C200, a women’s leadership organization. “We need to make it a watershed.” –WSJ

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How Courage and Commitment Can Transform Workplace Culture

On International Women’s Day, I attended the 2017 Catalyst Awards dinner in New York City where for the second time in three years, a long-standing WMFDP client received the coveted Catalyst Award. Rockwell Automation (RA) was honored for their 10-year Culture of Inclusion Journey. During this period, over 8,000 leaders and managers have been impacted by our programs and learning experiences.

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