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Only Love Can Drive Out Hatred

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness,  only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate,  only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963 Over these last days, months, and years, the shift by many from fear to hatred is accelerating at a fever pitch. Just as it was in 1963, this quote is timely yet again. Today offers each of us the opportunity to lean into healing ourselves and our communities. When being established…

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You Are Not Alone

We were recently facilitating a company meeting with a team of people, many of whom had worked for the company for their entire career. In the meeting, people were complaining about the challenges they faced and the hardships of the current financial environment in their industry.    They were feeling threatened, singled out, and personally beat up in this environment.   As we listened, we came to understand that this group had been together for so long and for so…

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Why Diversity Is Good For You

In our work, we are having many discussions about the value of diversity. There is clearly a belief that diversity is a good thing, but many people don’t know exactly why. So, we wanted to provide you with some new research.   We’re at a time in our nation where there’s much division, anger, and fear. One of the areas of significant debate is the value of racial and ethnic diversity. So, it’s exciting to see this new research in…

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Fear Is Contagious

Fear is like a virus – it’s contagious. It spreads among individuals and, when left to flourish, it can take down organizations. Let us share an example. A few years ago, we worked with an organization where the CEO of the company was not a very skilled leader. She was harshly critical of the work of others at all levels of the organization. Her critiques were not always wrong mind you, but the delivery of the message was often highly…

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