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When I first started working, I remember hating performance evaluations. For me, the typical evaluation was an annual reminder of all the things I was not good at. One year, a new manager led me through an evaluation which turned out to be 58 minutes of praise about my various strengths and ended with the last two minutes brainstorming on how we work around my one apparent weakness.

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The problem with communication…is the illusion that it has taken place,” George Bernard Shaw once said. Making sure communication does take place is particularly challenging for diversity leaders because misconceptions, ambiguities, myths and simple misunderstandings often complicate the process of implementing diversity initiatives.

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On April 12, we were once again reminded of Equal Pay Day. According to the National Women’s Law Center, American women who work full-time, year-round are paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts.

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued its final revised Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations in order to implement the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).

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When work/life hit the corporate scene in a big way twenty plus years ago, it was all about making it possible for women to do it all have a career and raise a family. Work/life balance is again top of mind, but the old solutions are no longer sufficient in the new world. It is time to re-evaluate.

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Trust Between managers and direct reports is essential to forming productive workplace relationships, facilitating employee engagement, navigating the workplace, and improving overall performance across the organization.

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What do the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, the Buddhist shrine in Chang Mai, Thailand, the Blue Mosque in Istanbul and St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City have in common? They are four different expressions of religion, a common denominator that has developed within four distinct cultures.

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According to the 2010 U.S. Census, by mid-century, racial minorities (African Americans, Asians, Hispanics and Native Americans) will be the new majority. As the U.S. majority population shifts into the minority position, the approach of diversity and inclusion professionals needs to adjust accordingly.

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Im a trial lawyer. I am a partner in an AmLaw 150 law firm. And I am a woman of color. I have spent my entire 14-year career at my law firm. I love my job. I love the law firm environment.

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Oliver Wyman is a meritocracy – of people and of ideas – but that positioning is silent on LGBT issues. To move the global consulting firm from a difference-blind and passively accepting culture to an actively welcoming one, members of Gays and Lesbians…

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