Walking The Talk Of Unconscious Bias Training

Article originally published in Forbes, December 2019 As a communications coach, I’m a staunch supporter of companies having a robust professional development curriculum. Yet even I will agree that corporate training on inclusivity and unconscious bias have their pitfalls and limitations if employees don’t — and aren’t expected to — practice what they learn when their decisions matter most. Enter the annual …

Where’s the Woke?

This June marked one of the most visible observances of Pride Month that our clients have ever seen. The celebration was certainly ubiquitous in my own city of D.C. Rainbow flags appeared not only above the basement bars in Dupont Circle (as usual), but also (for what felt like the first time) as window banners of K Street law offices, …

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How to avoid the bias you didn’t even know you had

Be better than Selina Meyer when writing your performance reviews (well… and generally) This article was originally published on Forbes.com Fall has officially arrived, which means everyone’s favorite, most festive time of year is almost here: performance review season. Pour the pumpkin spice, and let the celebrations begin! But before you sit down to write this year’s self-assessment, peer review, …