Introduction

From Human Nature to the Nature of Inclusion

What is the big deal about inclusion? It is easy to include others. All you have to do is make sure you actually notice people, smile, acknowledge them, say hello, make them feel good, include them in your conversation, seek their opinion, reassure them you like them, actively demonstrate you are listening, and help them feel validated and reassure them their ideas have value. Oh, is that all? This is beginning to sound challenging.

If you are like me, perhaps with some people in your life you can check every “inclusion” box, but there are others in your peripheral vision you simply don’t see; some you choose not to see and some you do not want to see, or even wish didn’t exist.

It is ...

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