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 …

Equity and Inclusion: Does Your Company Have the Courage to Change?

For the past decade, companies have been touting the need for equitable and inclusive work environments where every employee feels valued, respected and heard. Many companies have hired DEI executives, launched employee resource groups, communicated expectations and most recently donated large sums of money to social justice organizations. Although these actions may be helpful, failing to address Read More …

Stop Talking. Start Doing.

Recent events have caused many companies to reignite their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Numerous CEOs have put out position statements and many companies have donated to organizations that support equity and inclusion. This is all good stuff, but the real question is what are they going to do to impact real change in their own Read More …

Tools that Help You Make the Right Choice

With so many things changing in the workplace, organizing and quantifying options to help you make the best choice is critical to success.  The Decision Matrix is a versatile tool that helps leaders compare multiple options based on what’s important. Once completed, it produces a ranked list of options based on association and impact to the desired outcome. It’s Read More …

What Most Leaders Lack

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 not enough.  Read More …

Reset. Restart. Is Your Business Ready?

Getting back on track after COVID-19 may very well require a reset-restart. Have you identified reset-restart goals? More importantly, have you created a “Line-of-Site” to these goals to fast track your recovery? Defining a Line-of-Site for reset-restart goals will help you align your organization, facilitate employee ownership and identify the motive force needed to accelerate change.  When each employee understands Read More …

What’s Your Leadership Brand?

When asked about their leadership brand, many leaders will default to their DISC profile, Myers Briggs personality type or their Strengths Finder summary. These tools provide a perspective of behaviors that contribute to their brand, but I wouldn’t say they point to a ‘leadership brand’. So what is a leadership brand?  Your leadership brand is not Read More …