2017 – Is this the year of Change, Overwhelm and Exhaustion?

Posted on: January 31, 2017

With so much happening in 2017 already, are you feeling information overload? It seems there is never enough time to digest all we want to know and learn, AND have time for important things in life like family, fitness, fun and just quiet time. So that we at Ubuntu Global are not adding to the…

The Time is Now to Make a Commitment

Posted on: October 31, 2016

“When Hitler attacked the Jews I was not a Jew, therefore I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the unions and the industrialists, I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned. Then…

How Tall Are You!

Posted on: October 3, 2016

As I took my seat on a flight from Toronto to LaGuardia recently, I noticed that the female flight attendant was considerably taller than 6 feet. Because I know that many people in the USA ask tall men, “Did you play basketball?” I was curious about her experience with that or similar questions. When there…

Independence Day … we MUST celebrate for their future

Posted on: June 30, 2016

With a world so filled with hatred, many of us want to just stop looking and listening to the tragedies and the rhetoric that follows. Some might say, “What’s the use?! Nothing changes.” On July 4th it is easy to just have barbecue, go shopping, or go to the beach and never mention Independence Day….

Transgender-phobia in the workplace

Posted on: June 1, 2016

With the recent media and political attention focused on the transgender community, conversations have popped up in places of worship, sports bars, workplaces, universities school district offices, and beyond. All too often in these type conversations people are not looking for information in order to develop understanding, rather they are looking for opportunities to spread…

How Leaders Demonstrate their Support of Diversity and Inclusion to Accelerate Business Results

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Although diversity and inclusion strategies and tactics have been in place with some organizations for a long time, the question I am most frequently asked by diversity practitioners is, ” How can I help our leaders reflect their support of diversity and inclusion efforts?” At company conferences, articles in internal newsletters, and other communication methods…

Can We Value Differences When We Can’t Be Civil?

Posted on: February 1, 2016

I wrote the original version of this article in 2006. Unfortunately, it seems our society has become even more uncivil rather than more civil. Join me in being part of the change. Have you ever observed or been a part of the following scenarios? • You are seated at a busy upscale restaurant and the…

The Power of the Pause

Posted on: October 6, 2015

A letter was sent to Wasif Qureshi, president of the Islamic Center for Greensboro (North Carolina) requesting that Muslims should “be less visible.” The writer indicated that his customers were bothered by Muslims being so close to his business. When I read the first few paragraphs describing this incident in my local paper, the News…

Introverts prompt a new diversity conversation

Posted on: August 28, 2015

Author’s Note: From time to time, I will introduce you to some of my colleagues and fellow diversity experts by posting their articles within this ezine and on my blog www.LenoraBillingsHarris.com. I hope you will enjoy these different points of view, as I do. This month,  Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D., CSP shares her thoughts on the emergence…