Thought Leadership

Foreword in Lead Like an Ally from Authors of Athena Rising

Foreword in Lead Like an Ally from Authors of Athena Rising

Brad Johnson & David Smith, Authors of Authors of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women share their thoughts on Lead Like an Ally... We are raving fans of leading organizational consultant, Julie Kratz! For years, we have admired her innovative...

5 Ways to Awaken Your Inner Amazon Warrior and Sprint to Success

5 Ways to Awaken Your Inner Amazon Warrior and Sprint to Success

While we all have different definitions of success, there is no one single right way to achieve it. There’s only your way. However, there are certain traits that many successful women share. One aspect of successful female leaders is how they embrace diversity. In our...

Four Reasons Inclusive Leadership Programs Fail

Four Reasons Inclusive Leadership Programs Fail

Inclusive leadership can be: A flavor of the month program Rinse and repeat Once and done You insert the analogy. I believe inclusive leadership happens consistently, day in and day out. It does not happen alone, it does not happen in a vacuum, and it does not happen...

The Missing Ingredient for Inclusion:  The Middle Manager

The Missing Ingredient for Inclusion: The Middle Manager

One of the best songwriters of all time and one of my personal heroes, Bob Dylan, said it well. "Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, here I am, Stuck in the middle with you." I was a leader in Corporate America for 12 years, and I have been facilitating...

12 Key Attributes of Inclusive Leaders

12 Key Attributes of Inclusive Leaders

Today’s leader has so much vying for their time. Office politics, email, employee conflicts just to name a few. As a leader in Corporate America for 12 years, and facilitating inclusive leadership in classrooms and on stages for nearly a decade, I know that leaders...

10 Reasons “Divers-ish” People Are Important for Diversity

10 Reasons “Divers-ish” People Are Important for Diversity

I often am asks in my talks on Lead Like an Ally, "how do we get people that do not feel diverse to feel included in diversity and inclusion?" Fair question. Often the cisgender white male feels alienated by the conversation about diversity and inclusion.  As if...

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