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Why Have We Stopped Talking About Diversity At Work?

Let's Grow Leaders

The main topic was diversity. We clearly needed that diversity program. Perhaps you remember the “diversity” era. If I were running LGL in the 1990s, I’m quite sure “diversity” would be all over my website. Is diversity handled?

Why Workplace Diversity Is A Fraud

The Leadership Advisor

We have been saturated with the idea of diversity within our organizations and community. We have heard the benefits of diversity and how we are less empowered when we have less diversity than not.

Why Diversity Has Become A Problem

The Leadership Advisor

It’s quite unfortunate that the rally cry for diversity has companies scrambling to make sure that they appear diverse to the outsider. A significant percentage of companies have developed informal “quotas&# to make sure they are a diverse organization.

Finding Executive Education Courses that Provide Networking Opportunities

Great Leadership By Dan

By Richard Moy Reprinted with permission If you are searching for an executive-education course that will foster networking opportunities in addition to the actionable knowledge you are seeking to build, ask yourself these three questions as you sort through all your options. Does your course foster a group-based learning environment? Typical executive education courses operate on some combination of lectures, exercises, and an interactive group-based learning environment.

More on Tolerance - The Rewards of Diversity

Building Personal Strength

Humanity is diverse. I had expertise in the area of creative problem solving, and they were teaching a week-long course on that topic. It will be a stretch, but making your life experience more diverse will enrich you and complete you. Tolerance isn’t always so easy.

The Language Of Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

These days, we talk a lot about the benefits of embracing diversity in the workplace. Of how intermingling people of different cultures, beliefs and nationalities can allow us to tap into the diversity of thoughts, ideas, and perspectives that go with these unique demographic elements.

How U.S. Army Basic Training Turns Diverse Groups into Teams

Harvard Business Review

We know that diverse teams are more creative and productive than homogenous teams, but how do you get individuals who aren’t alike working together smoothly? If you’ve hired a diverse team, you have a variety of strengths at your disposal.

Why Hiring for Cultural Fit Can Thwart Your Diversity Efforts

Harvard Business Review

She was talking about her company’s vision of diversity. As someone who has studied diversity for a long time, what she said was music to my ears. “Of course, you need to have a personality that fits into the company.

Overcoming Opposition

Strategy Driven

Others are ‘stubborn’ ‘stupid’ ‘irrational’ ‘ill-informed’ while we, of course, hold the high ground. Of course sometimes I’m willing to lose a friend or client if another’s beliefs are so far outside my identity that I feel harmed.

Women and Minorities Are Penalized for Promoting Diversity

Harvard Business Review

Likewise, Rosalind Brewer, an African-American woman and Sam’s Club CEO, was called racist for advocating for diversity. We defined diversity-valuing behavior as that which promotes demographic balance within organizations. Of course, our research does have some limitations.

Building Bridges With Dialogue

Lead Change Blog

Another goes to court to petition for permission to take engineering courses at an all-white school. Leadership Development Communication Community Building cross cultural communication diversity Leadership Management Trust

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Diversity Policies Don’t Help Women or Minorities, and They Make White Men Feel Threatened

Harvard Business Review

companies spend millions annually on diversity programs and policies. Mission statements and recruitment materials touting companies’ commitment to diversity are ubiquitous. In terms of increasing demographic diversity, the answer appears to be not reall y.

3 Portraits of Employee Involvement

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Team Dynamics Value Creation Workplace Issues In your organization, how much employee input does management get before deciding a course of action?

How To Better Support Introverts In Today’s Workplaces

Tanveer Naseer

Balance in the C-Suite… Numerous studies have demonstrated that diversity on teams brings better results. Moore asserts that diversity does not just refer to racial, gender or international differences but also includes introvert and extrovert personality types.

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We’re Making the Wrong Case for Diversity in Silicon Valley

Harvard Business Review

Silicon Valley has a problem when it comes to diversity — and everybody knows it. The diversity problem is even starring in a popular show on HBO, Silicon Valley. Of course, such a wrong must be righted. Here we have one of the least diverse sectors of the U.S.

Diverse Teams Feel Less Comfortable — and That’s Why They Perform Better

Harvard Business Review

In numerous studies , diversity — both inherent (e.g., For example, a 2009 analysis of 506 companies found that firms with more racial or gender diversity had more sales revenue, more customers, and greater profits. These are mere correlations, but laboratory experiments have also shown the direct effect of diversity on team performance. In addition, people believe that diverse teams breed greater conflict than they actually do.

Can You Push Diversity Without Creating Resentment?

Harvard Business Review

I was speaking at The Economist's Diversity Summit last month in London where most of the talk was about gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and scorecards. A typical syllabus among Heads of Diversity. There is resentment of course. Underneath it all is fear, of course.

Diversity & Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Let me be clear: leadership and diversity should have nothing to do with one another. I’ll take it one step further – I can’t really think of any issue that should be argued or decided solely on the merits of diversity. of virtually every diversity segment.

Inclusion: Boldly Go into the Discomfort Zone

Lead Change Blog

Of course I do. Leadership Development diversity inclusion micro inequities Pat Harris Posted in Leadership Development Now that I live in the South, I’m frequently asked if I enjoy Southern hospitality. People being pleasant and personable make encounters more enjoyable. Yet there’s something superficial about it — a congenial exchange that happens at arm’s length, well-intentioned but not deeply committed. I have that same view regarding how [.]

How to Achieve Better Gender Balance through Succession Planning and Development

Great Leadership By Dan

There’s a “Diversity” strategy driven from one office, and a succession planning and development strategy driven by another. For example, diverse “action learning” teams often produce the most creative solutions.

We Approach Diversity the Wrong Way

Harvard Business Review

I was giving a morning keynote at a diversity conference when I asked the organizer what the rest of the day's sessions would be. "In And of course it is easy enough to spot when women or African Americans or GLBTQ people aren't being given the assignments that the WMUFs are getting.

But, Of Course, He Dresses Like Garibaldi

Execupundit

Anderson Layman''s Blog has diverse items. You can be reading about the music of Betty Everett one moment and Garibaldi the next. Always great stuff

The Diversity Index Review

CEO Blog

I read an interesting book by Susan Reed called The Diversity Index - The alarming Truth About Diverstity in Corporate America. I know where I grew up in small town Ontario, Canada, there was very little racial diversity, so it would not be reasonable to have a lot of racial diversity in most of the businesses. (of of course not true of gender diversity, since half of the people were women) I like to think of myself as gender/race blind.

The Language of Leadership in the 21st Century

You're Not the Boss of Me

Diversity is about achieving a real appreciation for the heterogeneous nature of the world and it’s people. There are, of course, others. I’ve always loved language.

Collaboration and the Value of the Dissenting Voice

You're Not the Boss of Me

Of course, there was always the possibility that what was being said was complete drivel. Of course if you make room for the dissenting voice, you also must make time for people to ask questions, explore, challenge and think about what is being said.

Corporate Culture: 10 Elements That Help Drive Results

You're Not the Boss of Me

In it was highlighted some very successful, vibrant companies, diverse in their business interests but with many themes in common. Here they are: Clarity of Vision and Values ~ This of course, comes up every time.

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Philosophy and the Corporate Boardroom

You're Not the Boss of Me

We still want profit and prosperity…of course we do. Tolerance for diverse opinion. Those with a philosophical leaning have a greater tolerance for diverse opinion because they are curious about ideas; where they come from and their potential for useful application.

Philosophy and the Corporate Boardroom

You're Not the Boss of Me

We still want profit and prosperity…of course we do. Tolerance for diverse opinion. Those with a philosophical leaning have a greater tolerance for diverse opinion because they are curious about ideas; where they come from and their potential for useful application.

The Importance of Being Care-full

You're Not the Boss of Me

Of course, there are those who continue to believe that caring for the people we lead is unimportant or a sign of weakness. Announces Social Media, Branding & Diversity Strategies" by @ bizshrink.

3 Keys To Successfully Leading Today’s Evolving Workplaces

Tanveer Naseer

How can organizations use the diversity of thought and opinion that so many recognize as being key to our ability to innovate and grow if our employees don’t feel comfortable expressing that diversity? Of course, this doesn’t mean a free-for-all, anything-goes attitude. Of course, as any conflict management expert will attest, a resolution of any conflict occurs not through attempting to bend the will of your opponent.

3 Keys To Successfully Leading Today’s Evolving Workplaces

Tanveer Naseer

How can organizations use the diversity of thought and opinion that so many recognize as being key to our ability to innovate and grow if our employees don’t feel comfortable expressing that diversity? Of course, this doesn’t mean a free-for-all, anything-goes attitude. Of course, as any conflict management expert will attest, a resolution of any conflict occurs not through attempting to bend the will of your opponent.

?How to Make Diversity and Inclusion Real?

Harvard Business Review

I believe that when a CEO visibly stands for openness, diversity, and inclusion, it sends an essential message to the organization. But in my company's (Campbell's) case, diversity is about more than breaking glass ceilings — whether color, sexual, or generational. Here are some of the things that we did to improve diversity and inclusion in our workforce. We built a comprehensive plan for advancing diversity and inclusion. Diversity Human resources Leadership

Three Ways Millennials Are Expanding Collaboration

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Effort was required to seek out diverse opinions and viewpoints. During the course of any given workday, issues arise such as how to handle certain personalities, how to navigate becoming a new manager, or how to manage across departments. Guest Post by Jon Mertz.

Case Study: How Hard Should You Push Diversity?

Harvard Business Review

It had appeared in a special online supplement of Businessweek on the subject of diversity, and it concerned the company's efforts to increase female and minority representation in management. But of course, when it comes to the executive committee, we both know he's right.". Diversit

Keeping It Real

You're Not the Boss of Me

But, their decision to exclude the CEO of IBM would seem to fly in the face of the diversity that the sponsoring companies purport to value in their respective organizations. To me, that puts the authenticity of their value of diversity into question.

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Keeping It Real

You're Not the Boss of Me

But, their decision to exclude the CEO of IBM would, seem to fly in the face of the diversity that the sponsoring companies purport to value in their respective organizations. To me, that puts the authenticity of their value of diversity into question.

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*Leadership ~ Four Ways to Keep It Real

You're Not the Boss of Me

But, their decision to exclude the CEO of IBM would seem to fly in the face of the diversity that the sponsoring companies purport to value in their respective organizations. To me, that puts the authenticity of their value of diversity into question.

Mentor People Who Aren’t Like You

Harvard Business Review

Leaders tend to coach and mentor their “own,” and here’s the human impulse that drives it: Even those who believe that diversity improves creativity, problem solving, and decision making naturally invest in and advocate for the development of the subordinates who are most like them. Of course, this also means that growth and advancement opportunities go disproportionately to those who belong to the demographic or social group that’s already in power.

Collaboration and the Value of the Dissenting Voice

You're Not the Boss of Me

Of course, there was always the possibility that what was being said was complete drivel. Of course if you make room for the dissenting voice, you also must make time for people to ask questions, explore, challenge and think about what is being said.

Overcome Your Biases and Build a Great Team

Harvard Business Review

But there is a deeper lesson to my story that I hope will help others build exceptional, and exceptionally diverse, teams. Recognize that a diverse leadership team delivers superior long-term performance. Commitment to diversity is a journey and it takes time.

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