Building Community Support

Research on differences in how men and women collaborate at work confirm that men do collaborate, but are more motivated to do so when the need for collaboration is evident and accompanied by some material or tangible benefit. My wife (and business partner) and I have begun a community engagement process that is turning out to be instructive in understanding more about

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The Acknowledgement Gap

What would our world look like if everyone felt their viewpoints and perspectives not only heard, but also acknowledged. In a workshop a few weeks ago, a white man asked a mixed-race room why understanding historical context is so important. The news of the day highlighted arguments about the meaning of the confederate flag.

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The 2015 WMFDP Courageous Leader Award Winners

Strong, visionary leaders are vital in all endeavors. Arguably, even more vital are courageous leaders who daily demonstrate excellence in building inclusive workplace cultures, resulting in transformative shifts in their business and their personal lives, and in their partnership with others.

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Am I committed to a lifetime of diversity work?

It’s kind of hard to imagine the events that took place in Ferguson and Baltimore, could ever happen in a small metropolitan city like Portland, Oregon. But it can. And does. In fact, it can happen anywhere in the United States. Why?

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Wins More Than Title

My wife and I were among the nearly 28 million Americans who watched the final match of the Women’s World Cup in July, Skyping all the while with our soccer-fanatic son who was abroad. That’s more viewers than any men’s soccer game has ever received in the United States – more than any game of the recently completed NHL finals or all but one of the NBA finals.

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Being the change you wish to see, starts with you and me

Gandhi’s ever powerful quote – “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – never ceases to inspire me. And chide me. Like everyone, I am conditioned by my upbringing and value, so I must continually urge myself (and other men) to examine how this conditioning affects the changes we want…

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Important Questions For White Men on Baltimore

Buck’s courageous, heartfelt, reaction to the events in Baltimore inspired me to weigh-in on Baltimore, but without offering yet another set of judgments about the police, Freddie Gray’s rap sheet, or black urban culture. Instead I want to ask myself – and white people – important questions. Contemplative and provocative, even challenging, questions

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Recipe For Working With Men?

Regrettably there is no recipe. But there are some things I have learned, having worked with mostly men the past 30+ years. Some of these are consistent with research done by others in the gender space, and some are just my own radical views. During a recent talk I gave based upon my curriculum, “Women Who Dare,” I shared with the audience my own journey of assimilation

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