A Leading Perspective

Pragmatic insights for the leader in you

Mindfully Including Howard Ross

Years ago, I was a member of my local SHRM Chapter and was helping our current president recruit for new Board Members. On one particular year, the Diversity Chair position was vacant and so I offered to help recruit for that position. I had been in HR for a fairly long time so of course I knew…

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All Are Welcome, unless they aren’t

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” Emma Lazarus I just read the The New York Times article re: Twenty-five Governor’s wanting to close their borders to…

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Diversity for Dinner

Sometimes, “different” is what you need. My mom, Carol Strider   My daughter, Carolyn, invited just shy of ten friends over for dinner last week, about half were young adults I had never met. As with any dinner in my house, everyone needs to pitch in and help; not only does this make quick work…

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Modeling Diversity

young, curious, kind wise beyond her fourteen years Carolyn Kinzie   I had the pleasure of having lunch with my daughter this afternoon.  I eat with her all the time but today, it was just us and there was no rush.  Nice doesn’t begin to describe it.   I only have my kiddos one-half of…

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