How affected are you by incidents happening within our local community or abroad? In other words, how big is your backyard? Recently a friend posted on Facebook this image. There is a distinct tone of, ‘Why don’t we give […]
When you look back on your life, what words matter to you most? What did your parent say or did not say? You may remember words of wisdom, daggers of despair, actions of affection, or absence of compassion. Whatever they did, or did not do, or whatever they said, or did not say, are our […]
In our last video of the unconscious bias series, we continue to focus on appreciating that to establish parity in society, we need to acknowledge that our unconscious biases can be the barrier. The best way to bust a preference is through questioning – not imposing quotas. In this weWednesday I’ll share some questions you […]
I have a confession. This weWednesday, Micro-questions, effective bias buster on the road to equality, and many before, not to mention the YouMeWe mindset, is inspired by interviews with over seventy women pioneers in Africa. What you may not know is by profiling these leaders I have another objective – to expose the world to […]
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What micro-behaviours do you often demonstrate? For example: Have you ever walked into a meeting and just said hello to a couple people? Have you ever delivered a presentation and only made eye contact with half the room? Have you ever walked up to a colleague and ensured there was lots of distance between you? […]
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The last weWednesday we spoke about how adjectives can emphasis a descriptor, rather than someone’s essence. The descriptor is similar to labelling people. The difference between the two is a label is how someone always sees you, and not much we do or say can change it. A label, as defined by my Mac dictionary, […]
What do all these sentences have in common? Would you consider these sentence structures conscious communications? I was speaking to a disabled person the other day. A Chinese lady owns that store. It was a black man that played the guitar. The autistic child built that Lego house. What a fabulous woman leader. Did you […]
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What is your name? Do you ever think you have been discriminated because of it? Perhaps you didn’t receive a job interview because of it. OR you did receive a job interview because of its sweet sound to the job recruiter. How would you ever know if a recruiter is name bias? Well change it, […]
Have you ever considered if your positive prejudices influence who you would collaborate with? Honestly consider, who would your ideal collaborators be below? In technology? As an Accountant? As a social entrepreneur? […]
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As a leader, do you actively seek out different points of view? Or do your unconscious biases assume the same people will provide the innovative solutions you seek? Who do you think may bring the most innovative solutions forward? The person with purple hair, or the person with grey hair? A person that is deeply […]
Let’s explore your unconscious biases. Who would you want in a Human resource position? Who would you want leading your company? Who would you want taking care of you your sick child? […]
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Are you getting consumed with social post conversations that are creating conflict? That is probably not your intention, but sometimes when we come upon a post, it is like kryptonite. We passionately take to the keyboard and pound out our opposing or supporting thoughts that escalate the issue. Immediately after, do you feel better? My […]
In the last weWednesday, we focused on reasons not to start a charity and shared less time-consuming alternatives to meet your giving objectives, one of which was to donate to a charity . If you choose to donate there are many answers you will want to have before making your decision. By nature, charities want […]
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You are a caring person, no doubt. Your considering what is the best way to contribute to a cause that you are passionate about. An option is to start a charity or foundation so you can efficiently funnel money to causes and provide donors with a tax receipt. And if you are honest, you always […]