Equity & Inclusion: Addressing the Elephant in the Room

What if there was one variable that could improve equity in hiring, promotion and pay decisions, foster a more inclusive work environment, facilitate open and honest communications and build a culture of trust, respect and belonging?  It’s the elephant in the room. They all see it. They all know it. Many won’t acknowledge it because Read More …

How to Minimize Bias in Workplace Decisions

We all have bias. We form our bias from experience, interacting with others, responding to our environment and gathering and processing information that we read, see or hear. All these things shape our viewpoint, our personality and our perspective. It’s just part of being human. What’s important is that we are aware of our bias and Read More …

Equity & Inclusion: Stop Talking and Start Doing by Creating a Line-of-Site

If your company is serious about improving workplace equity and inclusion, you’ll have to do more than talk about it, donate to non-profits and hire consultants. You will need to change the way your organization thinks and acts. Real change requires 4 key elements.  Define the change in terms that your organization can understand Explain why Read More …

How a Leader Resouce Group Can Strengthen Your Workplace Culture

A great way to provide leaders with the skills and tools they need to foster a more equitable and inclusive work environment is by launching a Leader Resource Group.  A Leader Resource Group (LRG) is a self led group that engages company leaders in learning activities and discussions. It combines best practices in adult learning with the Read More …

Diversity & Inclusion Starts with Building Trust

What if there was one variable that could improve equity in hiring, promotion and pay decisions, foster a more inclusive work environment, facilitate open and honest communications and build a culture of trust, respect and belonging?  It’s the elephant in the room. They all see it. They all know it. Many won’t acknowledge it because Read More …

3 Attributes That Can Boost CDO Effectiveness

As companies continue to strengthen their focus on diversity and inclusion, many are hiring a Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) to lead the effort. Keeping in mind that one of the outcomes of CDO efforts is to help the organization build a culture of fairness, equity and inclusion, the following three attributes can boost their effectiveness. Change Read More …

5 Leadership Must-Haves to Engage Employees

60 articles Employee engagement has been proven to boost individual, team and operational performance resulting in higher productivity, better customer engagement, fewer accidents, better retention and higher profitability. Results from the GALLUP 2018 State of the American Workplace Survey indicates that only 34% of employees are engaged. Given the strong evidence that employee engagement matters, why Read More …

Are You Using the Sink or Swim Approach to Developing Leaders?

Of course everyone will respond “no” to this question but the truth is that it happens more often than you think. In many cases when a new supervisor steps into their first formal leadership role there may be all kinds of issues lurking that require his or her attention.  There could be a discipline issue, an FMLA case, grievances to address, teamwork dysfunction, disgruntled employees, etc.  Read More …

The NeverEnding Challenge

Better. Cheaper. Faster. These words have become the mantra of today’s business world creating an environment of NeverEnding challenges.  How many times have we heard the words, “Let’s just get through this year and next year will be better”?   Some companies react to these challenges by reorganizing, eliminating jobs and implementing a list of “quick fixes”.  Read More …