Photographer Phil Borges shows rarely seen images of people from the mountains of Dharamsala, India, and the jungles of the Ecuadorean Amazon. In documenting these endangered cultures, he intends to help preserve them.
There’s an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them “the mystic" and “the warrior”) that can be harnessed to elevate the way we treat each other. She shares a simple way to begin real dialogue — by going to lunch with someone who doesn’t agree with you, and asking them three questions to find out what’s really in their hearts.
The Wayfinders is a profound celebration of the wonder of human genius and spirit as brought into being by culture.
Of the 7,000 languages spoken today, fully half may disappear in our lifetimes. This does not have to happen. The other cultures of the world are not failed attempts to be modern, failed attempts to be us. Each is a unique and profound answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? When asked that question the peoples of the world respond with 7,000 sources of knowledge and wisdom, history and intuition which collectively comprise humanity’s repertoire for dealing with all the challenges that we’ll face as a species in the coming centuries. Every culture deserves a place at the council of the human experience.
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Utilizing diversity tension in the workforce requires that leaders understand that differences in race, culture, and background are advantages — not deficits — for effective teamwork and problem solving.Read the entire blog @ HBR.
To take embrace diversity tension, leaders need to:
- Create an inclusive work environment where people feel welcomed and valued for sharing their opinions and skills
- Recognize and reward successes that result from valuing diversity
- Assess the different learning styles and strengths in people
- Involve people from a variety of backgrounds in decision-making and problem-solving processes
- Utilize the full potential of all employees and build on complementary skills, backgrounds, and cultural knowledge
- Refuse to accept behaviors that attack the self-respect of others and confront people who stereotype others or display prejudiced behavior
- Participate in diversity training
- Involve a wide variety of people in their personal and professional lives, and take the time to get to know them
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This is a short story about five pencils who are asked to work together.Baje el documento aquí.
It’s a simple story that can be used as the basis for discussions, and for learning about our individual prejudices and each other’s differences.
We believe it is important to have the courage to point out our differences. We believe we can develop ourselves, our teamwork and our workplace through mutual honesty and curiosity. Only by acknowledging our prejudices and discussing them openly can we learn to accept and use each other’s strengths to eliminate those prejudices.
We talk about diversity in the workplace. A workplace where we use each other’s differences and strengths to achieve our common goals.
But showing consideration does not mean that we should avoid conflict: we need to discuss how we can create better results all the time for ourselves, our customers and our company.
Siempre había disfrutado mecerme en esa puntuación involuntaria del camino que el autostop gatilla, y que en este viaje en particular me permitiría la máxima exposición al paisaje humano local, a las personas comunes que trabajan y sudan bajo cualquier bandera y que nunca (nunca) habitan los titulares. Tenía decidido dedicar mi pluma a darles algunos nombres a esas vidas anónimas.Este libro es un oasis entre el suplemento turismo de Clarín/La Nación y las guías Lonely Planet. Altamente recomendable para aquellos que quieran regocijar su humanidad.
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El 1° de Mayo de 2005 el mochilero argentino Juan Villarino aborda un velero en el puerto de Belfast, Irlanda del Norte, con rumbo a Medio Oriente. Viaja siguiendo la estrategia del caracol, con una mochila a la espalda y el pulgar atento al horizonte. Sin tarjetas de crédito ni chalecos antibala. Su objetivo es cruzar la región a dedo, para demostrar la hospitalidad de los habitantes de Turquía, Siria, Egipto, Irán, Irak y Afganistán. Da lecciones de autostop en el Parlamento kurdo y toma el té en un campo minado. Aprovisiona su mochila en una base norteamericana en Afganistán y pernocta con la resistencia intelectual iraní.
Juan Villarino ha escrito, durante dos años de travesía, una crónica precisa de un viaje apasionante sobre una de las zonas menos visitadas del planeta, “una oda al movimiento y al entendimiento humano".