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Dianne Floyd Sutton is President of Sutton Enterprises, author, trainer, educator, facilitator, expert witness, coach and actor. She has twenty-five years of combined experience in Human Resource Development (HRD) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) training. She has twenty years of business experience as Sutton Enterprises.



Food for Thought Quotes May 8, 2017

Exerts from "Random Acts of Kindness"Agape is understanding, creative, redemptive goodwill toward all men. Agape is an overflowing of love, which seeks nothing in return. Theologians would day that is the love of God operating in the human heart. When you rise to love at this level, you love all men not because you like them, not because their ways appeal to you, but you love them because God loves them. ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now,… Read More

Quotes to Start 2017 May 8, 2017

Giving and receiving criticism can create some of the most stressful work situations. However, if done correctly criticism can be valuable tool in improving our own performance, as well as the performance of others.Criticism is a two way process. Giving and receiving criticism are two sides to a coin. One reason people avoid giving feedback is because they feel uncomfortable receiving it. Sometimes they fear that the person they are criticizing will criticize them right back, So they avoid the situation. Some people may also fear damaging a relationships they have established by hurting people's feelings or making them angry.… Read More

Rules to Work By May 8, 2017

Rules to Work By •Be responsible for your behavior.•If you created the problem then solve it.•If you wore it to the club or beach then don’t wear it to work. •Smell and look clean and fresh. •Be early rather than late to work.•You are not all that important.•You don’t get a trophy for showing up for work – you earn it.•Leave your drama at home.•Work takes energy – that is why you get paid.•See your job from your bosses’ eyes.•When at work put your cell phone away. •Take the time to encourage others at work.•“Please” and “thank you” count at… Read More

Shout out ot the Maryland Park Police May 8, 2017

This is a shout out to the participants of the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George's County Division, First Line Supervisors Training. Meeting the ChallengeBeyond Race and GenderExamining Generational DiversityBelow are the answers of the quiz:1. The first E in the M.E.E.T. model refers to explore differences.2. The second E in the M.E.E.T. model refers to empathize respect.3. The T in M.E.E.T stands for take _____. 4. Remember the Platinum Rule; Treat people as they others as they want to be treated. 5. Identify the most appropriate media to communicate. 6. Micro-inequities are the small communications of disrespect, inequity and… Read More

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You File an EEO Compliant - Part 1 May 8, 2017

So the organization and/or your supervisor did you wrong. Specifically what happened? When did it happen? What was going on? Were you fired? Were you demoted? Did you lose pay? Are you being harassed by a coworker, vendor, and/or supervisor? Did you tell anyone about it? What aspect of your employment do you feel is unfair? Is it covered under EEO? Are there any witnesses to the incident? What do you want? All these questions and more must be answered if you want to successfully file a complaint of employment discrimination.This article is a summary of my professional responses to… Read More

A Really Happy New Year May 8, 2017

Happy New Year - don't forget to be about you. This is almost the end of January and it is important to focus on you. We had a lot of drama and foolishness is our lives in 2015 and sometimes we forget to exhale and inhale and we become breathless. Be a little selfish! This is a good time to reflect on and plan for what to accomplish in 2016. Write it on a paper napkin - send yourself a messages - just do it!According to my professional and spiritual friend Doc Gabe, Gabe Hamda, Ph.D., there is power in… Read More

EEO Training - 10 minutes is not enough May 8, 2017

The original articles is from Fair Measures, Inc. but it validates everything I have said for over 25 years. The case actually reminds me of a case in which I was an expert witness on EEO training in a racial discrimination case in West Virginia. When organizations skimp on EEO training for managers, supervisors and employees the costs are horrendous. Two to Three hours on a regular basis really helps to reinforce the policy and the laws. Ten minutes is simply not enough. First of all the employees do not take it seriously and has no positive effect. Third It… Read More

Just S.M.I.L.E May 8, 2017

People ask me why I am always smiling. Life can throw you for a loop or two. Sometime all you can do is smile. Smile means to me:S = Summon your spiritualityM= Manage your mind and emotionsI = Imagine better timesL = Love yourself and othersE = Exercise your mind and bodyPeaceHappy New YearDianne Floyd SuttonSutton Enterprises Read More

Employers Don't Make Assumptions About Your Pregnant Employees May 8, 2017

After all these years, organizations are still discriminating against pregnant employees. But now they have to pay for it . On November 10, 2015, Legal Momentum (The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund), the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) each issued a press release announcing settlement of claims of pregnancy discrimination brought by female officers against the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA), an affiliate agency of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates seven intrastate toll bridges and two tunnels in New York City. The law enforcement division of… Read More

Defining Employee Training vs. Employee Development May 8, 2017

Employee Training and Employee Development are not the same.  Training means to "put in" while development means to "draw forth".   We know it is important to use both in today's workplace.  Skills and knowledge are put into people but character, maturity, integrity, emotional intelligence and commitment to vision are drawn forth from them.  Employee development is about professional and personal empowerment. Training and development represents independent paradigms.  Practicing these two paradigm calls for different sets of skills.  I have found over the years that most organizations train; they don't develop.  Leadership programs are very important.  What do you think? Read More

Receiving Criticism - Three Suggested Actions May 8, 2017

Giving and receiving criticism can create some of the most stressful work situations. However, if done correctly criticism can be valuable tool in improving our own performance, as well as the performance of others.Criticism is a two way process. Giving and receiving criticism are two sides to a coin. One reason people avoid giving feedback is because they feel uncomfortable receiving it. Sometimes they fear that the person they are criticizing will criticize them right back, So they avoid the situation. Some people may also fear damaging a relationships they have established by hurting people's feelings or making them angry.… Read More

Quotes to Start 2017 January 5, 2017

I am so excited!  Coming in 2017 a new web site. Please be patient with me. I am still growing! 2016 had many challenges.  I am not sure of all the challenges in 2017. But I start the year with hope.Below is the Optimist Creed to start:Promise Yourself... To be strong that nothing can disturb your piece of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them. To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To think only of… Read More