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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Maintaining Healthy Workplace Boundaries

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Maintaining Healthy Workplace Boundaries

There is an old saying that good fences make good neighbors. It is an adage that reminds us that boundaries are necessary. Sure we understand this concept when it comes to our physical property, but we should apply the same principle to our professional and personal lives as well. Maintaining healthy boundaries protects our families, the […]

10 Tips for Overcoming the Pain of the Past

10 Tips for Overcoming the Pain of the Past

We all handle trauma and abuse differently. We may even have different definitions of what abuse is, depending on our culture and context. As men, we have a tendency to bury our feelings and hold on to trauma. This behavior can be harmful to our emotional development and well-being. It can also affect our ability […]

Getting Out: Escaping the Sunken Place of Workplace Discrimination & Intercultural Incompetence

Getting Out: Escaping the Sunken Place of Workplace Discrimination & Intercultural Incompetence

So you thought you had made it. You are successful, educated and about to get paid. You are riding high on top the world. Then it hits you. The buzz is killed and you begin to sink. You realize that there are still culturally based barriers and hurdles to overcome in this supposedly post-racial world […]

DIE! BOOMER DIE! Managing Generational Conflict in the Workplace

DIE! BOOMER DIE! Managing Generational Conflict in the Workplace

Okay let’s be honest, if you were born after 1964 you have silently thought to yourself, “Die Boomer Die?” or at least “Please take your butt to Sarasota and retire.” There are currently five generations that make up our society. Each of these generations has an active role in the marketplace. Depending on the specific […]

Look Below the Surface to Be Culturally Competent Rather than only Knowledgeable of Stereotypes

Look Below the Surface to Be Culturally Competent Rather than only Knowledgeable of Stereotypes

We are often placed in situations where we are with a persons of a different cultures. So what you do? How do you interact? Intercultural competency is not only an important social skill, but if you are entrepreneur or work for a business with diverse clientele, intercultural competency is vital to profitability. Many times I’m placed […]