Diane Stafford

Diversity Diva

‘Toxic’ label gets used too quickly

Recently I read an article on how to deal with toxic people in the workplace. Frankly, I found the advice to be, well, toxic, at least when it comes to workplace diversity. I don’t fault the writer of the article; she was getting most of her advice from a book written by a psychiatrist. But psychiatric advice has its limited place in the workplace.

Style can hide message

The diversity of dealing with people who speak up and out versus the people who have to be pulled into the conversation openly affects every workplace. Communication style can be a river to cross.