Unhealthy Workplaces

In his book Modern Madness: The Hidden link between Work and Emotional Conflict, Douglas Labier asks some fundamental questions about the relationship between the mental health of employees and the health of organizations in which they work. For example: What type of organizational environments are workers being encouraged (forced) to adapt to?  What are the... Read More

When S – – t Acquires Value: The Journey of FLOW Radio

Ten years ago a most remarkable thing happened on Toronto radio; Canada's first "urban music" -- read "black" -- radio station was launched.  There was a huge party in downtown Toronto with hundreds of jubilant people and thousands more listening to the live broadcast at home (I was among them) as Bob Marley's "Roots, Rock, Reggae”... Read More

The Dream Lives On

Nearly 50 years ago Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his now-famous "I Have A Dream" speech in Washington, D.C. His words galvanized his followers and punctuated the civil rights movement in the United States. King's message of equality and inclusion spread around the world; and no doubt made many people nervous when he talked about... Read More

Does “race” Matter?

Stockholm, Sweden: Majestic. Beautiful. Historic. Changing. Swedes have a wonderful word that expresses diversity: the “mangfald”, or “the “many-ness”. Immigration is quickly changing this “global city” and forcing many to confront a new mangfald – Sweden’s multicultural, multi-ethnic reality. Nowhere is this more evident than in media – in particular the public broadcaster, SVT, which has a policy for... Read More