7 Life Lessons From My NASCAR Race Experience

An unplanned trip to a Cracker Barrel for breakfast in Daytona Beach, Florida, brought me face to face with the Daytona International Speedway, the direct neighbor to this particular Cracker Barrel.  Of course, I wanted to tour the facility and touch the track.  As my parents and I bought our tour tickets, the option to…

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Embrace Uncomfortable Conversations and Lead through Listening

One of the most common questions we get from clients working through diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives is, “How can we help our leaders and managers navigate difficult conversations with employees?” The misconception behind the question is that managers must have deep expertise on subjects such as racism, bias, trauma or any related topic, in…

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Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

As we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month, I invited three guests to facilitate a learning conversation. Dr. Karen Eng is the Chief Executive Officer of CSMI. Karen has a demonstrated history of working in the process and packaging, mechanical, electrical and industrial engineering industry for manufacturing facilities across the world. She is also the Chairwoman of…

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3 Reasons Why Organizations are Still Struggling to Address Racism

Although the conversation around racism, equity and inclusion has continued, many leaders are still struggling to take the first steps to address the systems and policies within their organizations that marginalize and restrict access to opportunities for Black people. Over the last two decades of doing this work, we have worked with a variety of…

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How to Unify Your Team During Political Turbulence

The turbulence and violence in our nation’s capital on January 6th have left many feeling shocked, angry, frustrated, and even discouraged.   Here’s what we know for sure: employees’ mental wellbeing and productive teamwork are at stake. We know this because WSG is no different. Even though our work has revolved around helping our clients navigate…

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Rising Above Politics in the Workplace: Two Free Trainings

Do you have a plan in place to help your employees and teams rise above politics? It’s no secret that this year’s election process is amplifying tensions, which are further compounded by ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and Black Lives Matter protests.  More than ever, organizational leaders will continue to be put to the test, and how…

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Black talent exists – if you search for it

After Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf recently stated that there is “a very limited pool of Black talent to recruit from,” I did a quick random search on LinkedIn and discovered quite a few Black professionals actively looking for work. I decided to use my LinkedIn timeline to feature a few of those professionals. For…

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Beyond the Statement: Two New Upcoming Webinars

Today I want to pay homage to the people who have courageously and compassionately kept the conversation about racial inequalities going even when it was difficult, unpopular, or even unproductive. If that’s you—thank you! And if you are one who just entered the conversation, wanting to learn more, welcome! At the end of this message…

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Leading Confidently In Times of Crisis

We’ve teamed up with the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford to host our webinar titled, Leading Confidently in Times of Crisis on May 20th at 9 AM EST.  There is no cost to attend. We heard you! Dealing with scattered teams, virtual workspaces, and stressed employees distracted by competing priorities is your new normal. These are…

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