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Diversity efforts have become formulaic over the years. Where is leadership missing the mark?

In the best cases, companies hire a diversity leader, afford the person no power or resources, and expect miracles. This knee-jerk reaction is both careless and, looking at the landscape today, makes little difference, says this D&I strategist. Over three weeks ago, when we watched George Floyd with a knee on his neck, the video […]

Great Cultures Begin With Authentic Leaders

When you think back to the influential leaders in your life, what attributes did they have that stand out in your memory? Were they ethical and transparent? Did you trust them? Did they have a good sense of their own skills and opportunities for improvement? If so, you likely experienced authentic leadership. Authentic leadership is […]

Diversity Isn’t A Thing, It’s An Action

Last month, I attended the Association for Talent Development International Conference and Exhibition. I wasn’t managing the conference or its speakers as I’ve done for several conferences over the last eight years, nor was I even speaking or coaching professionals. I was an attendee, which allowed me to soak up the knowledge and work on […]

From Diversity to Inclusion: Three Strategies to Become an Employer of Choice

I recently saw the movie Black Panther along with millions of other people, and I came to the conclusion that many of them did: Women, and in this case, black women, are strong, wise and not to be messed with. So why does it seem like Corporate America is missing the memo?  

Pitting Inclusion Against Diversity

Deloitte has made the decision to phase out employee resource groups over the next 18 months. As you read that sentence, you’re probably wondering: “What’s the big deal?” It’s a move that doesn’t only affect its nearly 250,000 employees worldwide. It potentially affects hundreds of thousands of employees outside of Deloitte because of its reputation as a […]

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