Tuesday, February 11, 2020

How to lose valuable employees



·         Step one: bad communication and lack of communication

·         Step two: create cliques and surround yourself with those loyal to you. Freeze out those you arbitrarily do not like and never give credit or acknowledge any work they have done for you.

It does not take much to not do this, so why do educational institutions who teach these simple things keep making the same mistakes? 



Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A misconception of race topic


I will preface by saying I will be using the term “black”, “black people”, etc., for reference purposes only.

Are you aware that there are more black people outside of the United States than within?

Are you aware of the fact that there is no “black race” nor such thing as “black culture?

Some of you are puzzled at this point, so let me break down a few things for you:

·         United States culture does have a huge impact on how black people around the world are perceived, but it is not representative of all black people around the world; not even close

·         Contrary to popular beliefs, skin color does not make a culture

·         Identifying oneself as “black’ is a western concept and popularized and solidified into western culture

·         Most people with black skin around the world identify themselves by their kingdom, their region, or their people. For example: in Nigeria there are Yoruba people, Hausa people, Igbo people, etc. (there are many more, this is just an example)

Are you aware that within the small population of black people in the United States, that there Is not one culture either? The diversity is vast because it is a large country with many different influences.
Are things clearer now?

Do not expect you know anything about a person based upon their skin color, do not expect someone with the same skin color to have anything in common with you. Do not put people in boxes that fit your narrative, reject stereotypes, and labels that are designed to make you comfortable but not the other person.

Changing your mindset over this simple thing could open your world to people, experiences, and life that you have never experienced.

I am not saying you have to change, but I am saying that you cannot expect people to conform to your misguided perceptions, and not get push back; we all want to be valued, we all want out authentic story to be told.

Dr Flavius Akerele III
The ETeam

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Too many opinions not enough facts




Occasionally I put out a few simple facts on social media, especially when it comes to law enforcement overreach. It is no secret I am not a fan of the double standard of police overreach and community abuse, but I try and express it a logical manner (most of the time).

Anyway, I digress. How does a discussion of police overreach and victimless crimes get diverted into a discussion of illegal immigration when that had nothing to do with it? How do you believe in justice for some but not for all, especially simply because of skin color? How do you get to cherry pick who is subject to the protection of the constitution? How do you put out statistics that even a 6th grader can prove wrong and call it fact?

Memes are not a political discussion, and neither is name calling.

It is very difficult to have healthy and positive discussions with people right now, and almost impossible on social media.

How did we come so far with rudeness? How did we sink so low?
This is not a blame game, but a call to action! Remember who we all are! Remember that we all have rights and are entitled to the same protections equally in the eyes of the law. Also, not all laws are just.

Just a bit of a rant. #courtesy #politics #truth #civility #education #justice

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III
The ETeam