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Not a day goes by that I don’t read or hear something about unconscious bias. Over the past four years, I have read about, watched Youtube clips, TEDTalks, designed and delivered webinars, and led live trainings on this topic. So why all the buzz?We all hold unconscious biases, it’s a part of human nature and it means that we can behave towards others in certain ways based on these biases. Focusing on our unconscious biases provides an inclusive way to discuss issues of diversity. It reduces shame and shaming because we all have them.If asked, are you a prejudiced person? Most of us would emphatically answer “no!” Yet, most self-aware individuals would admit that their upbringing, education, the media, experience ...

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Many businesses agree that diversity and inclusion are economic and business imperatives. Leaders have long recognized the benefits of diversity in selling products and services to diverse consumers. The impact of recent legislative decisions has required that organizations be more responsive to the growing needs and concerns of the workforce; to provide safe and inclusive environments and career opportunities. Regardless of political views, it’s obvious that opposing values and beliefs can create separation and divisiveness in the workplace. Strong leadership is needed now, more than ever to manage the evolving workforce demands while simultaneously building bridges to improved business performance.

The diversity conversation in b...

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