“Work-Life Balance” is bunk. Real flexibility is the future of a good workplace.

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Getting Personal About Committing To Diversity

Simon Rothery, the CEO of Goldman Sachs Australia and New Zealand, wondered whether his staff was really hearing his message that diversity is critical. We talked about the research Deloitte had done elsewhere which showed that leaders often think they are communicating their commitment clearly, but staff report hearing silence on the topic.

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Inclusive leadership means encouraging and empowering your people to bring their whole self to work, which creates the opportunity for extraordinary performance. Only when we are fully able to be ourselves, can we truly be extraordinary.

—Beth Rauschenberger,
Vice President of Internal Audit, Nationwide Insurance

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American poverty is moving to the suburbs

The move of poverty to the suburbs is a challenge for the American social-safety net. Many anti-poverty programs in the US were designed to address urban issues—and nongovernmental organizations supporting the suburban poor are comparatively rare and underfunded.

And our government is hard at work to ensure this trend will continue.

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Welcome to Refugee High

During her five years as an ELL teacher, Quintenz has had a front-row seat to some meteoric transformations. She has watched Muslims exchange hijabs for braids. She’s seen girls who never wore makeup before suddenly paint their lips bright red and boys who came in with a buttoned-up look start sagging their pants.

Sullivan High School in Rogers Park, Chicago, has transformed itself and has almost half foreign-born students, many of them refugees.

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Einstein and Fascism

By late 1932, Einstein abandoned the last of his hopes—or illusions—that a more or less democratic German society could survive economic collapse and the Nazi’s deliberate sabotage of civic life.

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View story at Medium.com

“Larry went for two months last summer without water at home — even as he fought stomach cancer — until The Human Utility restored his service. That’s not the worst it gets, unfortunately. Some people have gone for a year without running water — resorting to defecating in holes in their backyard or getting drinking water from a neighbor’s water hose.”

The Human Utility is an amazing project immediately impacting people’s life in an undeserved situation. Please consider a donation!

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