Juneteenth: Looking Back to Look Forward

How It Started On June 19th, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, TX, to announce the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln. Of course, Lincoln had actually signed the proclamation two and a half years earlier, and speculation remains to this day as to why it took so long for the message to […]

Critical Race Theory in K-12 Education

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Critical Race Theory in the K-12 school setting is a fireball topic right now, but why? It’s not new, and it’s not widely practiced in classrooms right now. So why the uproar? And if it’s not widely taught, should it be?  First Things First: A Solid Definition  When people talk about Critical Race Theory (CRT), […]

From Lindsey’s Desk JULY – CEO LTHJ Global

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I’ve been thinking a lot about the looming holiday. The celebration of Independence Day, much like Thanksgiving, has become the type of annual event that leaves a bad taste in one’s mouth. (While I’m thankful to eat, I can tell that the food was dropped on the floor and dragged through the dirt…)So when Callie, […]

The Futurist Failure Model

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I’m sitting on one end of a park bench, my friend at the other end. Like most families, and despite our heavily clad covid-attire – double mask, anti-bacterial gel at the ready- we are attempting to enjoy this rare snatch of Seattle-sun as our children run about the park grounds looking like small surgeons. The […]

A Resource Guide for New Leaders

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Author: Chloe Andersen – LTHJ Global Consultant There are so many tips out there for new leaders. Just do a quick Google search, and you will find seemingly infinite lists of tips and tricks, mistakes to avoid, and potential pitfalls. It can be completely overwhelming.  You will need to think about a lot of things […]

From Lindsey’s Desk JUNE – CEO LTHJ Global

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Thoughts on every day acts of ordinary courage… The thing about working at an Inclusive Design Firm, a company that claims to teach best practices in DEI and Inclusive Organizational Design, is that there is never a day off. We, like so many of our clients, are constantly interrogating our own opportunities, contradictions, and yes, […]

Every Day Acts of Ordinary Courage

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One of the main attributes of White Supremacy Culture, that is also the greatest saboteur to effective anti-racism and anti-oppression work, is the attribute of ‘perfectionism’. Time and time again I see it used as both a roadblock to keep individuals from getting started on their work, and as a sword to cut down those […]

Adjusting Your Crown

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“Stop that crying.”  “Dry your eyes.”  “Be strong.”  “You gotta keep it moving.”  “Don’t nobody care about your little feelings being hurt.” “Don’t tell nobody our business.”  These are just a few of the messages sent to little Black girls all over the world. So what do we do with these messages? We grow into […]

From Lindsey’s Desk MAY – CEO LTHJ Global

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I hit a wall on Friday. You know the one. The perfect cocktail of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion.  Somewhere between the Chauvin trial verdict, quickly followed by the murder of another Black body that looks hauntingly similar to my own, the passing into eternity of my Great-Grandmother, and trying to be a leader, a […]