Monthly Archives: September 2013

Celebrating Negativity Part 1 – The Invisible Power of “Againstness”

HeartBalloon_shutterstock_97614038 Color [2]What is the language of Diversity? Language is defined in increasingly complex ways. Consistent throughout the more global definitions of language are references to methods, systems, structures and agreements on ways of communicating thoughts or meanings. Language can be accomplished through spoken, written or physical conventions. Human languages divide into systems of communication....
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INCLUSION – You Keep Using That Word…

"You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means." So said the swordsman Inigo Montoya to his Sicilian employer, Vizzini, who repeatedly blurted, "Inconceivable!" in the 1987 romantic comedy The Princess Bride. Montoya might likewise caution HR/Diversity adherents for their use of the word "Inclusion" and its variants as a mantra component. D&I....
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Celebrating Negativity Part 7 – CONCLUSION: The Invisible Power of “Againstness”

HeartBalloon_shutterstock_97614038 Color [2] What do you think?  Consider once again whether your organization or any organization can bring its people to feel a sustainable sense of sameness of purpose and unity while at the same time using language and speech designed to elevate differences and immutable differentness among the members of that organization. The idea of relations was....
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