Thought Leadership

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...

The 3 Things I Learned from my 21-Days out of my Business

The 3 Things I Learned from my 21-Days out of my Business

This year, I set a goal to take time out of my business to celebrate success. I spent time doing what matters to me the most by spending time traveling with my daughter, Jane.  We spent 21 days in the car together, across 12,000+ miles visiting 7 National parks. With...

Ten Biases You Probably Have

Ten Biases You Probably Have

Question Yourself: Ten Biases You Probably Have By Dave Thompson CFI Biases are rampant in all industries, but not many have the disastrous impact that those in the criminal justice or employee relations field may experience.  The destruction of morale, wrongful...

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