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Engaging the Middle Manager is Key to DEI Success

Engaging the Middle Manager is Key to DEI Success

An engaged ‘magic middle manager’ is key to successful DEI work Senior leadership is often the first to engage in diversity, equity and inclusion work. Then, usually there is organization-wide communication and education. What's often a missing link is a connective...

What If Your Manager Is Not Inclusive?

What If Your Manager Is Not Inclusive?

If you don’t have an inclusive manager, how can you further engage them in DEI work? In a recent virtual training, I was asked an anonymous question while we talked through some inclusive leadership skillsets. A participant asked, “But what if my manager isn’t...

Do You Know What Your Employees Really Think About DEI?

Do You Know What Your Employees Really Think About DEI?

We fear what we do not understand  Unfortunately DEI is a polarizing topic in the workplace - some employees want way more to be done, and some are just starting to understand it is a problem. As humans, we fear what we do not understand. By definition, we do not know...

What Industry Leaders Are Doing to Show Support for Diversity

What Industry Leaders Are Doing to Show Support for Diversity

If your organization has yet to send a message or make a statement about human issues affecting diversity, it's not too late Article originally published by Entrepreneur, July 27th 2022.  Organizations are wrestling with what to say or do right now given the current...

Allies are Coaches

Allies are Coaches

Allies coach by creating space for self discovery Coaching may feel like a term we use primarily in sports arenas or in professional settings around career or leadership development, but coaching can also have a profound impact in our personal lives. Early in my...

When Should a Meeting Be An Email to Be More Inclusive?

When Should a Meeting Be An Email to Be More Inclusive?

Inclusive meeting and email communication tips all leaders need to know In an era defined by meetings, with the pressure to always be on, compounded by Zoom fatigue - the meeting struggle is real. Oftentimes, we could free up time on our calendar by limiting the...

We Must Foster Individual AND Systemic Change for Progress

We Must Foster Individual AND Systemic Change for Progress

Social constructs are reinforced to keep systemic barriers Before the enslavement of people of color and the solidifying of human-invented racial classifications, we looked at each other as human beings. Maybe from different tribes or regions, but we had a general...

Human Skills – Why We Aren’t Saying ‘Soft Skills’ Anymore

Human Skills – Why We Aren’t Saying ‘Soft Skills’ Anymore

Inclusive leadership skills are really the basic human skills all top leaders should know. Human skills (known as ‘soft skills’ to many) are a must have for today's leader that is competing for top talent. According to MITSloan Management, they found the top five...

How to Call People In to Foster DEI

How to Call People In to Foster DEI

Calling people in can be a more effective way to foster DEI Loretta J. Ross’ Ted Talk “Don’t Call People Out - Call Them In” explains the harmful effects of calling people out. Pointing out people's flaws and mistakes in a public situation can be damaging to the ego....

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