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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

I believe there are 12 Key Attributes of being an Inclusive Leader. Today’s leader has so much vying for their time with office politics, email, and employee conflicts just to name a few. As a leader in Corporate America for 12 years, and facilitating inclusive...

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...

Jane Meets Jane

Jane Meets Jane

This summer, I am embarking on a 21-day trip with my 5-year old daughter, Jane. I set goals at the beginning of 2019, and I promised myself when I hit all of my business goals for the first half of the year, I would reward myself with a vacation. And, we knocked it...

Debunking Common Myths About the Gender Pay Gap

Debunking Common Myths About the Gender Pay Gap

It’s 2019 and the world is more progressive than ever — or so we think. Amidst policy changes on women’s rights and feminist movements like #MeToo going mainstream, there still remain some cynics beneath the surface who stubbornly hold on to out-dated ideas about the...

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