This is a monthly electronic magazine for anyone who wants to be a better leader, coach, facilitator, or simply, to tune up their people skills. It is a complimentary publication, devoted to the next evolution of Quality Thinking.
Publisher: © Key Associates, LLC, 2007 ISSN # 1545-8873
“I wasn’t interested in avoiding stereotypes … [b]ecause I think that’s a fool’s errand. It was a question of accepting or acknowledging these cliches and saying … yes, these are types. But then exploring these types and moving them toward human-hood.” — Phil Morrison
“I know the difference between each sort and type, but we are more alike, my friend, than we are unalike.” — Maya Angelou
“Literary and political work helps people get rid of stereotypes.” — Amos Oz
“I think we have to destroy the stereotypes and replace them with archetypes.” — Ben Kingsley
We may consider ourselves liberal, tolerant, and just, yet there are subtle, unconscious forces at work. We would be horrified to discover prejudice and stereotypes in us. Yet they are there.
The challenge is surfacing and examining these biases. They are blind spots that impact your leadership. It is important to question them, so they do not control your decisions and interactions with people. Any over-generalization about a person’s group is limiting, because we fail to see the unique person and their talents.
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The psychology of stereotypes – our brains are wired: The Psychology of Stereotypes.
In conflict, we see overly aggressive images – what to do. International online training program: Inaccurate and Overly Hostile Stereotypes.
Key Associates offers Appreciation of Differences and Sexual Harassment Training for organizations.
How stereotyping can eventuate in genocide – history speaks: Stereotypes and Prejudices.
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