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INCLUSION SOLD SEPARATELY

By Tru Pettigrew
Mar. 17, 2014 | Comments

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As my man, Tyronne Stoudemire once said to me, “diversity without inclusion leads to confusion”. It’s that simple folks. Diversity & Inclusion should always go together.  ..

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5 COURSES FOR BRIDGING THOSE GAPS

By Tru Pettigrew
Oct. 03, 2013 | Comments

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Today I have the good fortune of addressing an audience of government employees about bridging cultural and generational gaps at their annual leadership conference. I have made a number of presentations and workshops on this very topic. This is what we call achieving Culturational Chemistry™.  ..

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DIVERSITY WITHOUT INCLUSION IS LIKE…

By Tru Pettigrew
Sep. 20, 2013 | Comments

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Diversity without Inclusion is like a beach without the sand
It’s like a standing ovation without the use of your hands
It’s like Charlie’s Angels without their Charlie
It’s like reggae music without Bob Marley ..

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THE ART OF INCLUSION

By Tru Pettigrew
Sep. 12, 2013 | Comments

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The TMA 2013 Inclusion Summit took place in DC on September 9th & 10th and it was a huge success. The expressed goal of the summit was to help its attendees understand how to create innovation and competitive advantage with cultural competence and diversity. Mission accomplished! ..

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DEFINING DIVERSITY

By Tru Pettigrew
Sep. 11, 2013 | Comments

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I just returned from an incredible two day Diversity & Inclusion Summit hosted by my friends at Talent Management Alliance (TMA). It was an honor and a privilege to share the stage with some of the industries leading practitioners in Diversity & Inclusion. Although I will be providing a more robust recap of the summit in another post, this post will simply pose a question for you to consider.  ..

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ALL ABOUT INCLUSION

By Tru Pettigrew
Sep. 09, 2013 | Comments

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Over the next two days, I have the good fortune of attending the TMA Inclusion Summit. Today is the first day of the summit and this year’s focus will be on creating innovation and competitive advantage with cultural competence and diversity. ..

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DO YOU BELIEVE YOU NEED DIVERSITY?

By Tru Pettigrew
Aug. 26, 2013 | Comments

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Not only do you need diversity, you should want diversity. The challenge with many organizations is that diversity is treated like a PR initiative or a corporate mandate to avoid consumer backlash. It is so much more than that. You must first understand and embrace the need for diversity before you’ll be able to reap the benefits of properly integrating diversity & inclusion practices into the corporate culture. ..

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MILLENNIALS ARE NOT EASILY CONVINCED

By Tru Pettigrew
Jul. 17, 2013 | Comments

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“A millennial convinced against his or her will is of the same opinion still”. This is a famous quote from Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friend’s and Influence People, although many sources believe it was originated by Ben Franklin years ago. The quote did not specifically reference millennials however; I threw that one in there myself. The truth of the matter is that millennials are not easily convinced, and even when they are, it’s short lived. Why is that? ..

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NO INCLUSION NO COMMITMENT

By Tru Pettigrew
Jul. 16, 2013 | Comments

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Why don’t they just fall in line and do what you tell them to do? That is the mindset of many managers, bosses and supervisors in companies across America. Falling line and submitting to the status quo is no longer the reality of today’s workforce. This is particularly true of millennials. ..

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MULTIGENERATIONAL MIX MASTERS

By Tru Pettigrew
Jul. 11, 2013 | Comments

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If three’s a crowd, what is four? I’ve heard a lot of interesting and amusing responses to this question. There are a number of organizations out there that are not so amused by the quandary that the number four represents. That is because they are struggling to figure out how to effectively integrate the four very different generations that co-exist in the workplace today.  ..

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