Author: Tib008

January 29, 2016 Tib008 No comments exist

On a weekly basis I hear someone who believes they are giving me a compliment by saying “I don’t see color” or “I’m color blind”.  And if I have energy I question them on what that really means because it is pure human nature to see difference.  Our brains have registered difference since the beginning…

January 28, 2016 Tib008 No comments exist

Through our efforts in diversity and inclusion, we have found some key guidelines to work by that all people who are in management, recruiting, and diversity/inclusion work should take into consideration. Avoid tokenism. Identity is complicated! Asking an individual to speak for an entire community is not only a lot of pressure, but can be…

January 28, 2016 Tib008 No comments exist

In the age of Diversity and Inclusion it is easy to be confused or overwhelmed with what matters.  Do we count the numbers or not, if we have numbers then what’s the problem?  What is the difference between Diversity and Inclusion?  Is there a difference or is one the subset of another?  What is it…

January 28, 2016 Tib008 No comments exist

In the May issue of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) the focus was on “Making Better Decisions; How to outsmart your biases and broaden your thinking”.  While this issue refers to more than just our biases based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability, the concepts of bias it addresses are very important.  In one article by John…

January 6, 2016 Tib008 No comments exist

Every year and in every job I have ever had in the Diversity arena I have to deal with this question. For some the question is easy, “I am Black, I identify as Black “etc… For others the question is much more nuanced. For one reason or another, personal experiences, upbringing, negative associations with their…