City of Dallas Case Study

Global Bridgebuilders showed the departments how diversity can be harnessed for innovation, and now they have embraced diversity aimed at improving business outcomes. Both internal and external stakeholders, including the citizens the departments serve, have benefited from this transformation.

Mary Suhm, the former City Manager of Dallas, praised our work in her city: “Global Bridgebuilders has made a significant difference in the City of Dallas operations. Originally hired to address difficulties in the workplace around racial conflict, Skot Welch has brought to the issues practical, participative solutions which have had much broader ranges of success than originally envisioned. The Employee Advisory Councils which he has initiated and guided within several departments have become a critical component of our management structure.”

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Influence:

my thoughts going through a new mind - Skot Welch

Quit trying to find your identity in people who don't know who they are.

Honor is celebrating what a person is - without tripping over what they're not- Pastor Joel A. Brooks, Jr.

Don't let what you know
Limit what you imagineThe Innovation Killers, Cynthia Barton Rabe

Choose your friends - choose your destinyDr. Mike Murdock

The key to immortality is first living a life worth rememberingBruce lee

Don't ever let anybody create your world for you because they will always make it too small- Ed Cole

The art of communication is not the ability to speak, but the ability to listen.- A.R. Bernard

There is nothing more tragic than to sleep through a revolution- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance- Durban elevator lobby

It's easier to help a little boy feel better than to mend a broken man- Lupe Valdez - Sheriff Dallas County

Job title must never determine capacity- Skot Welch

Women hold up half the sky- Chinese Proverb

Dream... See... Reach... Run... Some... Day... We... Be... Come... One.- Skot Welch

Innovation always happens on the fringes- Skot Welch

Racism is a grown ups’ disease that we spread to our kids- Ruby Bridges - Indianapolis Children's Museum

Life is just a series of moments
If you miss those moments
You miss your life- Robin Sharma - South Africa

Life's greatest obstacle is not failure but fear of failure- Johannesburg, South Africa

I don't know why but sometimes I like breakfast in late afternoon and a Christmas song in summer.- Skot Welch

"Heart-work" is hard work- Skot Welch

To be human is to be creative- Sir Ken Robinson

And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to Blossom.- Anaïs Nin

Sound is touch at a distance- Radiolab NYC

The best way to predict the future is to invent it- Alan Kay, Xerox Scientist

Safe is the new risky- Seth Godin

Risky is the new safe- Skot Welch

“illiteracy will not be defined by those who cannot read and write, but by those who cannot learn and relearn.”- Alvin Toffler

"The man who does things makes many mistakes, but he who never makes mistakes makes the biggest mistake of all - doing nothing."- Benjamin Franklin

Make no little plans they have no magic to stir men's blood.Architect Daniel Burnham

Thoughts become things- Happy Hostel wall - Berlin

We do not quit playing because we grow old. We grow old because we quit playing.- Oliver Wendell Holmes

When you speak words
You release worlds.- Skot Welch

Prejudice is not about right or wrong. Everybody knows it's wrong. It's about being willing to change or not.- Faulkner

Life is a novel, lived in chapters- Skot Welch

Action expresses priorities- Gandhi