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….

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…

Collaboration: Is it a sign of weakness or strength?

Posted on: August 5, 2015

For the last twelve months I have had the honor of leading a global team – leaders from six different countries. In my personal life, I have been managing by long distance, the affairs of my eighty-seven year old dad. These experiences have highlighted for me the importance of communication, collaboration and openness to differing…

Stop the Silent Revolution (Part Two)

Posted on: June 3, 2015

Last month I urged you as an individual to speak up and speak out to end the Silent Revolution. The Silent Revolution exists because well-meaning people stay silent when they should speak up at work, in their communities and among friends when injustice or disrespect is evident. I know this is a scary concept to…

Stop the Silent Revolution!

Posted on: April 30, 2015

(This is Part One of a Two Part series) The United States is not unique with its media headlines about racism, discrimination and unfair treatment of people. I recently returned home from Australia and South Africa. People from all walks of life, various ethnicities, ages and education levels are joining forces to have a voice…