This week’s issue of Becoming a Strategic Partner focuses on personal substance and professionalism. It features an essay by Dr. Tony Allesandra on tolerance.

Specifically, Dr. Allesandra relays a five-step training tool for developing more tolerance:

  1. Examine common stereotypes.
  2. In the case of a difficult conversation, agree to disagree.
  3. Find people you consider different from yourself and build relationships with them.
  4. Talk about your differences with those people.
  5. Return to step one and talk more openly about the stereotypes.