The belief that one is right about, or has a right to, a certain thing, with no willingness to change stance, can lead to a varying number of undesirable outcomes. It also ignores the diversity and complexity involved in a lot of decision-making processes.
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What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has…
It’s a paradoxical turn of events. Decades ago marginalised groups could shout disdain from the edges of civic life because they genuinely weren’t included. But these days any dissent can be quashed with one of two rebuttals: either, “We’ve got one of you lot on our board/committee/advisory group etc, and they’re not complaining,” or, “Where were you when we were inviting diversity into our club?”
Most people want answers but this work brings more questions than answers. The challenge in addressing diversity and inclusion is to inquire, be curious and to generously commit to being wrong; to recognise assumptions and humbly but confidently respond; and to embrace inevitable, constant change with love not fear.
The Ministry of Education’s new curriculum guidelines released last week, aimed at improving sex education and diversity for students, seem almost too good to be true. These guidelines show surprisingly courageous change leadership from the […]