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We’ve all had that experience. It may come in the form of critical feedback, “You’re just not meeting expectations.” It may be the rejection letter, “You’re great… But there’s someone greater than you.” Or the classic, “It’s not you, it’s me. (But really it’s you and I’m just passive).” If you’re like me, these moments can leave you with a tinge of despair and general thinking that you suck. In other words…


From manifestos to Charlottesville: Two sides of the same coin?

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I started this article last Wednesday in response to ex-Googler James Damore’s manifesto. And then over the weekend the white-supremacist terror attacks happened in Charlottesville, VA. Today I picked up wondering if these seemingly disconnected expressions of anti-diversity are more connected than we might guess. And if so, what opportunity do we have to learn about our own organizations?

Before I begin, please read me loud and clear. A scientifically argued position for male and female differences in no way compares to the horrific acts that took place in Virginia…

McKendree Hickory

Inspired by human potential and driven to help people find their voice. Leadership coach and trainer. Diversity & inclusion champion.

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