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The Key to Overcoming Unconscious Bias…Give Everyone the Benefit of the Doubt.

feature_crco07There is a very interesting article in Salon.com about unconscious bias.  The author discusses several points I make in my book Diversity2.0. One of the best points he makes is that bias is natural but that it can be overcome by appluing an age old wisdom.  Give everyone you meet or interact with the benefit of the doubt.  In otherwords extend trust and cooperation to others unconditionally.  Of course there will be times when doing so results in being taken advantage of, but in the long run this “way of thinking” will make a huge difference in your relationships with others.  Even more importantly it can change the way you see the world for the better.

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