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Ontological arrogance is our tendency to think that the way in which we experience a place is the way that everyone experiences a place. We see our truth as The Truth. It is very easy, for example, if you are a dude in a dude dominated workforce to believe that gender isn’t really an issue. It is easy to think that it is not an issue, because it has not […]

Categories: Accountability, Diversity

Great post from Jason last week and I want to build on what he started. I believe strongly that decision making is the biggest soft spot in how most organizations operate today. I think that the world is full of organizations who work very hard to find and hire smart, creative, talented folks and believe that if they just group them together they will have smart groups making smart decisions. […]

Jason- There are a lot of reasons that I love you man, and this post is just one of them. This is a great question and it is the kind of question that HR leaders should wrestle with…but, based on what I see and hear they do not.  They do not ask questions like this because 99% of conversations around diversity and inclusion are based on superstition, fairy tales and […]

Nice post man, good topic.  Also some really good comments, and there has been some interesting conversation around culture fit related to the removal of Jack Griffin at Time Warner. I usually find the cultural fit conversation to be pretty humorous.  In my experience, it seems that the people using it as a reason to not hire someone are also the people least capable of actually describing the aforementioned culture […]

Jason- Good post, and really good comments from Eric and Ben and Jay.  I do not think that HR and Diversity are soulmates, and I am not sure that they should be.  Diversity and inclusion work today touches a lot of stuff far outside the realm of HR and I have been suggesting that the two should go their separate ways for some time.  Which is probably not very likely […]