Neutrality is good for mediators and judges, not for just about anything else.Read More
As he was about to adopt the legal arguments I made, referring to me he said …Read More
When we wait for everyone to act, we just keep waiting. We want to believe if we see something, we will say something or do something. But the more people there are, the less likely we are to help someone in need. This social psychological phenomenon is called the “Bystander Effect.” Factors such as fear, ambiguity, affinity, and diffusion of responsibility determine whether a bystander acts. As an Attorney, bias and harassment trainer and a mom, Kelly Charles-Collins, shares everyday examples of the bystander effect and solutions for creating a Bystander Free Zone: Stand up, Speak up, Act up.Read More
October 2001 – my mother was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.
I was devastated. My mom, not so much. A woman of great strength and character, she wasn’t going to let cancer get in her way.Read More
It was a packed house at the Georgia World Congress Center for the HR Star Atlanta Conference. Kelly debuted her new book “ACE Your Workplace Investigations” and gave two important and informative talks on “Workplace Investigations” and “Unconscious Bias.”Read More
I keep hearing women say they want a seat at the table. I don’t want a seat at the table. I want a voice in the decision-making.Read More
I was attending a luncheon being hosted by a Black Bar Association during primary season for elections. A White male colleague who was running for judge approached me. He was so excited to share why I should support him. He began his pitch my telling what seat he was running for and transitioned to explaining his legal background.Read More
Has your organization had a #METOO experience? Do you have employees complaining about discrimination, bullying, retaliation, or other workplace misconduct issues. How are you handling those complaints?Read More
Last week, I shared with you Part 1 of my 3-part series on the social psychological phenomenon called the "Bystander Effect." As I mentioned, I had the privilege of sharing my expertise on this topic during my TEDx talk at TEDx Ocala this month. But because that talk is less than 15 minutes, I wanted to give those who are not as familiar with the topic some additional context before listening to my talk.Read More
On November 3, 2018, I had the privilege and great pleasure of presenting my first TEDx talk at TEDx Ocala (www.tedxocala.com). I say first because I hope it won't be my last. In anticipation of my talk being posted for the world to enjoy, I wanted to blog about my topic to give you some context for when you listen to my talk. This will be a 3-part series.Read More
” I don’t cheat to win. I’d rather lose,” said 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams to her male umpire at the US Open. Serena was defending her character and integrity in the face of what she believed was an accusation of cheating.
Standing up for yourself is a good thing. Right? We always tell boys and men to “Man Up!” Surely, it must be okay for women and girls to “Woman Up.”
Think again.Read More
"Your book can be so much more."
In December 2017, I embarked on a new adventure to write my first book. I had a leg up because my book was based on a topic I know well - conducting effective workplace investigations. So off I went.Read More