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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 […]

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 […]

Moving Beyond My Anger to Remember Dr. King’s Dream
January 19, 2015
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Moving Beyond My Anger to Remember Dr. King’s Dream

I took my family to see the movie Selma and I left angry. I was born in 1969, almost one year and eight months after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I was raised hearing about the iconic Dr. King during Negro History Week (we didn’t get a month until 1976). I toured […]

Let’s Keep It Real

Let’s Keep It Real

Like many people I am disturbed, but not surprised by what is happening in Missouri. Growing up in Houston, Texas I understood that there were certain rules that I had to follow when engaging the police. The rules applied to me, a poor African-American adolescent male, but they did not apply to some of my […]

Leading for the Long Haul

Leading for the Long Haul

One of my favorite “old-timey” songs sang in the church says, “Come go with me the journey is long, come go with me the journey is long.”  As leaders, we must lead for the long-haul.  Leadership understands that we are called to guide and prepare those who follow us, to a future destination.  We cannot […]