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What a White Bus Driver Taught Me About Truth and Reconciliation

I had an experience more than twenty years ago with a white bus driver that profoundly altered my world view. The year was 1996, the month of June to be precise, and I was near the tail end of my second year in graduate school at Harvard. In fact, it was also a few...

Corporate Principles for Progress: Navigating the Landmines Ahead

Like many others, the last few weeks have given me the opportunity to engage a wide variety of people in conversations that for too long have been silenced.  From the mainstream use of the once-radical phrase “Black Lives Matter” to serious new conversations...

Where you go from here

If you were disturbed by the murder of George Floyd and you are beginning to see America and the insidious nature of systemic racism with new eyes, you are probably pondering what action you can take. You may be wondering where you go from here. This morning I found...

Revealing habits

In times of stress we revert to habits. This is a phrase I use often in my classes and with my clients. Our habits give us templates for action and they also reveal the unconscious choices and decisions we’ve already made. I was reminded of this truth while watching...