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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do I Overcome Resistance to New Diversity Initiatives

February 4, 2009
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What challenges/resistance should I expect as our organization begins examining workforce diversity? Conversely, how can we also illustrate the potential benefits to people who may be skeptical that this effort is "just another program" being imposed on them by HRM?
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Spiritual Etiquette at Work

November 15, 2008
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Commentary: Faith friendliness in the workplace does not mean faith favoritism. Ford Motor Co. has a good rule: If you want your faith group to be in Ford’s Interfaith Alliance, you’ve got to support the ability of other groups to meet. Here are some other guidelines for dealing with spiritual issues in the workplace.
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C-Suite August

October 27, 2008
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C-Suite August
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A New Breed of Ageism

October 10, 2008
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Generational stereotyping can cause more problems than it solves because offering the wrong motivators to individuals sends a message that you don’t understand their needs and goals.
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Overcoming Isms in Your Workplace

October 3, 2008
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Commentary: What I have seen—and what I’ve lived—tells me that many people in our culture face hardships in their lives and workplaces not because they lack talents and skills, but because others don’t make the effort to really see them or allow them to succeed. When others define you by your slanted eyes, it limits your potential. But it limits their potential too, and that’s the message I bring to businesses. In organizations overrun by racism, sexism and other rampant ‘isms,’ everyone loses.
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Diversity Challenges in Japan

August 27, 2008
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Retaining key talent, regardless of gender, has become more important for companies as Japanese workers have become more mobile, and thus more likely to job hop.
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C-Suite July

August 19, 2008
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C-Suite July
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C-Suite June

July 23, 2008
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C-Suite June
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Appeal for Diversity

July 18, 2008
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To better serve their multicultural customer markets, corporations are putting pressure on the law firms they hire to diversify. But advocates say minorities have made only moderate gains in the legal profession.
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