Author: Steve Paskoff

Why Aren’t Things Getting Better?

Even with the rise of #Metoo, well-known figures continue to engage in blatant acts of sexual harassment. Even after decades of the civil rights movement, organizations of all kinds engage in systemic racial and gender bias. Even though study after study shows the importance of respect and inclusion in the

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In Honor of Dr. King

January 15th was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday — he would have been 90 — and as the upcoming holiday celebrating the man and his achievements approaches, I’m reminded of something he once said that is a driving force behind what we’re all hoping to accomplish in the workplace:

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4 Ways to Maximize the Impact of Civility Training

Delivering civility training is critical for establishing and maintaining productive inclusive workplaces, especially in today’s divisive, politically charged climate. If you want the lessons of civil behavior to really take hold in your organization, your civility initiative should be seen as a means to positively affect results and help surface new

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Civility at Work

Turn on the TV, go online, read a newspaper today or tomorrow and you’ll find stories or forums about the decline of civility in politics, at sporting events or in our workplaces. As important as the subject is, what’s often not considered is that civility is variable — it has

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Checking the Box at the Big Box Store

I’ve worked on developing e-learning for 20 years. By chance, I recently had my worst fears confirmed about how much of it is delivered and absorbed. My new iWatch needed a special screen protector, so I went to a big box retailer, bought the best shield I could find, and

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4 Simple Guidelines for Men Afraid of #MeToo

How should men conduct themselves in today’s workplace? It’s a question I’ve heard gradually bubbling up as reports of harassment, bullying, and abuse against women in the workplace, across industries, has culminated with the #MeToo movement. Could what happened to Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Mario Batali, and others happen to

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I’m the APP

I had dinner recently with my friend, a visionary, dynamic, and nationally-known leader in the area of diversity and inclusion. We’d worked closely together in the past but hadn’t seen each other for a couple of years.  We sat looking at the New York skyline and caught up on the

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