Diversity – Inclusion = Pointless

The trans-formative power of diversity is  NOT  realized when the focus is only on including those of a different race, class, color, gender, etc., with the expectation that the new “recruits” conform to the traditional norms, beliefs, and ideals of the majority.  Instead, the immense benefits of diversity ONLY occur when the focus is instead on honestly leveraging, including, and respecting the …

What All Championship Teams Know About Winning in the 21st Century

“Just as in sports, the business team with the best talent, that is the best trained and the most motivated, usually wins the championship.”  This is how I started my presentation on Diversity and Inclusion at Conner & Winters’ annual partners’ retreat in September, 2013.  Conner & Winters is one of Oklahoma’s oldest and most prestigious law firms, with over …

From Talk to Action: LCLD Making Legal Diversity Top Priority for Nation’s Top Corporate Law Practioners

According to the American Bar Association, the legal field is the least diverse profession in the United States.  That sad reality — and the fact that diversity improves the product for a client, enriches the work environment, and enhances the overall image and morale of our country — should prompt all segments of the legal profession to implement a program to reverse …