Category: PROFESSIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL

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Dove apologizes for ad: We ‘missed the mark’ representing black women

Dove apologizes for ad: We ‘missed the mark’ representing black women

What was the advertising firm thinking? An ad of a black woman taking off her top and then becoming a white woman. This isn't an Oops, this is a YIKES ...
The Difference Between Black Football Fans and White Football Fans

The Difference Between Black Football Fans and White Football Fans

New Orleans Saints fans cheer from the stands during a game against the Denver Broncos in 2016. Jeff Haynes/AP Photo A significant portion of the NF ...
2,000 Striking Auto Mechanics Say Their Whole Industry Needs Rrealignment

2,000 Striking Auto Mechanics Say Their Whole Industry Needs Rrealignment

The cost of car repairs might make your heart sink, but Chicago-area mechanics say they don’t get a fair deal from dealerships, either. On August 1, t ...
Mattis Freezes Transgender Policy; Allows Troops to Continue Serving, Pending Study

Mattis Freezes Transgender Policy; Allows Troops to Continue Serving, Pending Study

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis late Tuesday announced that transgender troops will be allowed to continue serving in the military pending the results of ...
Topics CEOs Should & Shouldn’t Speak Out On

Topics CEOs Should & Shouldn’t Speak Out On

Most business leaders don't publically speak out on contentious political or societal issues out of fear of losing customers or getting caught up in i ...
Prescribed Passages – Do You Fit In?

Prescribed Passages – Do You Fit In?

Before you get a promotion, you're supposed to work your way up through the ranks. First, you're a low-level manager. You cover a single division, the ...
Talking Politics At Work: Basic Do’s and Don’ts

Talking Politics At Work: Basic Do’s and Don’ts

It’s natural to chat with colleagues at work, even if it’s just for a few minutes in the morning and on break. The chances are that politics sometimes ...
Noted Professor Melissa Harris Perry Calls for Change at the N.A.A.C.P.

Noted Professor Melissa Harris Perry Calls for Change at the N.A.A.C.P.

The N.A.A.C.P. announced two weeks ago that it will replace its current president as part of the latest effort to rejuvenate itself. President Cornell ...
Your Employees Will Use Their Power to Disrupt your Strategy

Your Employees Will Use Their Power to Disrupt your Strategy

During the 1970s and 1980s, people were much less vocal about questions or disagreements they had with their organization’s position on numerous issue ...
Why United’s Culture Needs to Loosen up to Avoid More PR Fiascos

Why United’s Culture Needs to Loosen up to Avoid More PR Fiascos

Is there something wrong with the culture at United Airlines? A series of recent incidents have reinforced this view, from the horrifying moment w ...
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