A way to reflect on privilege is not so much “I was given advantages over others.” Many of us were not born with a silver spoon in our mouths, have experienced struggle and challenge, and worked hard to overcome. Instead, … Continue reading On Privilege
Leadership is a change and learning journey. Here is something to work on in 2022: People, in all their dimensions and intersections. Go back to a time when you were a IC (individual contributor), and someone gave you your first … Continue reading People, in all their dimensions and intersections
Let’s (consciously) examine our own behaviour. Our amygdala, the most ancient part of our brains, the part that manages fight or flight, floods stress hormones into our brain when put in unexpected situations. This happens when we meet people who … Continue reading Overcome Unconscious Bias
This is a story about #bias, #diversity, #privilege – and #change. A few years ago, before I warehoused all my CDs because of I was streaming all my music, I spent some time flipping through the disks and memorializing my purchasing decisions. One thing stuck … Continue reading Women Are Eating The Music World.
Learning is a lifelong, pivotal attribute. We learn and grow, we are curious about our surroundings. We improve every day. I think and read about learning a lot, but rarely do I come across something that stops me in my … Continue reading Language Learning is An Act of Bravery.
If you have yet to be persuaded to watch Schitt’s Creek on Netflix, go for it. You will learn a lot about representation and inclusion, whilst also being entertained – a killer combo. Our household finished the 6 seasons and … Continue reading “I like the wine and not the label”: learning about representation and inclusion.
I am doing lots of work around diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIBs) at work. I bring my culture lens to it, rather than a policy one. Diversity is a fact. You either have it or you don’t. When you don’t, … Continue reading Lived Experience.
Last weekend, we were discussing what meals to have this week. Lori is at school in the evenings, so we need to coordinate and plan a bit more than usual at present. “Oh, we should have Mexican for Cinco de … Continue reading A Day Late For Cinco De Mayo.
This week, Jim Steinman died. He is the genius behind Meat Loaf, and all that overwrought, operatic rock craziness with the really long song titles – like You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Nights). The … Continue reading Bat Out Of Hell.
One of the kids turned 13 this week, we have a teenager in the house. The eye rolling and general disdain for anything we have to offer has been present for quite some time, so some of the shock has … Continue reading Teen Spirit
I wrote 52 weeks of COVID Diaries. It is time to retire it, as I did the Cannabis Diaries last year. It has me thinking about what normal means. We can deal with different types of normalcy. Normal now means … Continue reading COVID Diaries: A Year.
I have never thought about myself as a CEO-type. Self-reflectively, I would like to say that is because I am not a psychopath / sociopath. [1% of humanity is born a genetic psychopath; 20% of corporate CEOs appear to be … Continue reading Maybe One Day I’ll Be CEO #IWD2021