Back in 1992, there were horrible riots in Los Angeles after an all-white jury acquitted 4 police officers of using excessive force against a man named Rodney King, even though there was extensive video footage of the beating, which also included a lot of other police officers standing around watching it happen. As is wont […]

It can be tough being an older guy who’s not into pop culture all that much. It can also be tough being an older guy who’s dealt with stupid comments about race from people who are privileged to not have to deal with any issues of face against themselves that they feel they have the […]

Whew! This is the last part in our series on succession planning and leadership diversity. Over the course of 3,769 words in 3 articles combined, I’ve hit upon a lot of beliefs and ideas on what it takes to not only create a culture where organizations hire the right employees and train them to be […]

Before we get going on this part of my conversation on succession planning, here are the links to part one and part two of the series. The next piece is going to talk about the importance of figuring out the criteria for making the decision to move someone into a leadership position while following your […]

In part one of my succession planning for leadership diversity series, I gave a preamble as to why such a thing should be a necessary process in all companies. The next stage is to talk about the process of creating a workable plan towards that goal. C. Creating The Initial Plan 1. Setting the Goals […]

I gave a presentation on the above topic in 2005, then again in 2009, but I geared it towards hospitals and health care. That’s because I know from personal interaction that hospitals are pretty bad at this, no matter how much every administrator I’ve ever mentioned it to tries to say it’s not true. If […]

(I originally wrote this in 2003 as one of my newsletters. It was seen by a member of the Workforce Diversity Network, who asked me if they could reprint it on their site at the time. At some point they removed the article as a true link and turned it into a pdf, which is […]