Respect is about Exploring Our Uniqueness…Not Pretending We’re All the Same

By |2019-10-01T17:24:13-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Best of our Blog, Cultural Tourism, Interviews, Our Favorite Posts, Respect Tips, Respectful Workplace|

Have you ever heard people proudly exclaim that they are color blind? Or, more broadly, that they treat everyone the same? While that sounds great on the surface (think of Golden Rule), the actual premise for that notion is antiquated at best. At its worst, it can be downright disrespectful. Why? Because we are not all the same.

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Adventures of a Cultural Tourist: Jury Duty

By |2019-06-19T16:59:30-04:00March 26th, 2014|Categories: Cultural Tourism|Tags: |

Last week, I found myself in a place I’d been before but that is not familiar: jury duty. I’d received jury duty summonses twice while living in Washington, DC. Both times I found myself giving up a day to sit in a jury waiting room, never to be picked for a case. This time was [...]

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Adventures of a Cultural Tourist: Fishing Trip

By |2017-01-13T13:42:01-05:00September 19th, 2013|Categories: Cultural Tourism|

If you've been keeping up with this series, then you may or may not know how it started years ago. For those that need a refresher, here's the inaugural post, which was inspired by a Connecting With Respect workshop. That same workshop but at a different time and location has shaped this post and taken [...]

Adventures of a Cultural Tourist: An American Abroad

By |2017-01-13T13:42:11-05:00March 22nd, 2012|Categories: Cultural Tourism|

Earlier this month, I read online how Americans had recently been rated as the worst tourists abroad. This was seemingly based on the poor behavior that we exhibit when travelling to international locales. That story coupled with the fact that every spring, just as the temperatures warm up and the flowers bloom, I am reminded [...]

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Adventures of a Cultural Tourist: Manufacturing Industry

By |2017-01-13T13:42:14-05:00February 23rd, 2012|Categories: Cultural Tourism|

In the last two months, I have had my first two encounters with the manufacturing industry. You might find this strange considering I am from Cleveland - once a manufacturing powerhouse. I know I do. If you've read my past Adventures of a Cultural Tourist posts it might make a little more sense. But still, I kind [...]

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Adventures of a Cultural Tourist: An African-American Church

By |2017-01-13T13:42:16-05:00October 27th, 2011|Categories: Cultural Tourism|Tags: |

Value the many different sources of knowledge that exist is one of the Rules of Engagement that we use in our program, and it is also the theme of my latest installment in the adventures of cultural tourist. I began this series last month with an introduction and this month I'll take you on my first adventure: [...]

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Adventures of a Cultural Tourist

By |2019-06-18T21:32:37-04:00September 29th, 2011|Categories: Cultural Tourism|Tags: |

After I participated in our most recent Connecting With Respect workshop, I had an idea for a new blog series. At the conclusion of the day and half session, we were left with some tips for moving forward on the path to respect. One of the suggestions stuck in my mind: practice curiosity. I've always been [...]

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