Are You Addressing the #1 Contributor to Workplace Issues?

Organizations that struggle with low employee engagement, bias and inequities must look to their company leadership to resolve their issues. Through their words and actions, leaders shape the culture of their workplace.  They set goals, determine what’s rewarded, influence decision-making and have a strong voice in promotions and hiring decisions. And if so inclined, leaders have the power Read More …

How to Supercharge Your Leader’s Learning Experience

Empowering leaders with skills and tools to build top performing teams, achieve business goals and facilitate a culture of excellence should be top-of-mind for every company.  When it comes to helping leaders develop these skills, what’s the most effective learning strategy?  Let’s start by looking at on-line learning. On-line learning is a good way to provide Read More …

How Ordinary Tools Can Help Leaders Deliver Extraordinary Results

Most leaders can tell you their DISC type, their Myers Briggs Indicator and can recite the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. They have “Discovered their Strengths”, have “360 Feedback” plans and have attended multiple seminars on how to facilitate an inclusive work environment. It’s all good stuff, and it’s all valuable, but unfortunately it’s Read More …

3 Must Haves for Successful Change

Whether you are trying to increase productivity, improve customer service, reduce cost or foster a more engaging and inclusive work environment, the recipe for successful change is the same. Envision. Empower. Engage. Envision: Define the end-game. Create a mental picture of what the end-game looks like and how it will enable your company to fulfill its promise to customers Read More …

Employee Engagement: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By definition, engaged employees are willing to give discretionary effort to achieve company success. They trust their leaders, feel connected to the company, are given a voice in decisions and key activities, are provided opportunities for growth and feel valued, respected, included and appreciated.   The GOOD:  It has been proven that having a workforce made up Read More …

Is it really Unconscious Bias?

When instances of inequality, unfairness or discrimination surface in the workplace, management may be quick to point to unconscious bias as the culprit. Why? Because they won’t have to admit that their organization has issues with fair and equal treatment of employees. It absolves them of any wrong-doing. But in reality, many instances of unfair or unequal treatment Read More …

Is Your Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Half Empty or Half Full?

Life isn’t fair. A lesson most of us were taught as children.  I remember learning that lesson in 1st grade. Our class had a ‘sticks and triangle’ band. You either got to click sticks or could make a ringing sound by tapping your triangle with a metal wand. Most kids played the sticks with a few having the privilege of Read More …

Are You Ready for Real Change?

Corporate America’s renewed commitment to facilitate an equitable and inclusive work environment is refreshing. But now comes the tough part. You actually have to do something. Because if nothing changes, nothing changes. First you must acknowledge that your current company culture is a reflection of your leadership team, their decisions and their actions. Real change will require new leadership Read More …