Three Millennial Mindsets to Embrace and Encourage

Strategy Driven

Communicating a vision, hiring the right people, and designing the right systems are more often highlighted as ways leaders can ensure performance. Common Sense Action and The Can Kicks Back are two prime examples of Millennials leading with a clear problem-solving mindset.

Diversity Is Useless Without Inclusivity

Harvard Business Review

Over the past decade, organizations have worked hard to create diversity within their workforce. Diversity can bring many organizational benefits, including greater customer satisfaction, better market position, successful decision-making, an enhanced ability to reach strategic goals, improved organizational outcomes , and a stronger bottom line. Why don’t we have more diversity in various positions or on teams? He pushes to have a diverse team on all major issues.

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Old Management Systems Stifle New Business Models

Harvard Business Review

They must update decades-old management systems so they can embrace new digital opportunities. We’ll also offer some examples of how digitally native businesses have addressed these challenges. Let’s offer a tangible example. Take FedEx for example.

Corporate Diversity Initiatives Should Include White Men

Harvard Business Review

Thus most of the work of diversity and inclusion approaches in companies to date has focused on empowering the “out” groups or training the “in” groups about their unconscious biases. Who is calling whom diverse? How many times have I heard executives refer to the fact that they have several “diverse candidates” for a job? This weirdly common expression is meant to cover women and the range of minorities listed in diversity approaches.

The Case for Team Diversity Gets Even Better

Harvard Business Review

We know intuitively that innovation goals are well served by cross-functional “SWAT” teams that are diverse in their membership. As Andy Zynga argued in an earlier post , diversity is a means to overcome the cognitive biases that prevent people from seeing new approaches or engaging them when found. When such diversity is enforced can we expect it to produce results? It isn’t always obvious how to do so, but we at NineSigma can point to an instructive example at AkzoNobel.

Diversity at the Oscars Is More than a Numbers Game

Harvard Business Review

For two years running, the actors’ branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has put forward a slate of acting nominees devoid of racial diversity. Having numerical diversity does not guarantee a diverse and inclusive climate.

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.

Management by Extremes

Deming Institute

In the spirit of standardization that is growing in popularity in organizations around the world, is there room for diversity? And, what about inventories? From waste to non-value-added efforts to defects, is less always better for the system at hand, striving for zero?

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Training Programs and Reporting Systems Won’t End Sexual Harassment. Promoting More Women Will

Harvard Business Review

People may chuckle over misbehavior rather than calling it out, for example, or they may ostracize harassed women, privately ashamed of not having spoken up. federal courts found on-the-job harassment to constitute sex discrimination , companies created anti-harassment training programs and set up systems to handle internal complaints. But company leaders should know that grievance systems are flawed, because they see firsthand what happens to employees who complain.

Leaders Can Make Music

Deming Institute

An example of a system, well optimized, is a good orchestra. He often used analogies such as this one to express his views about the benefits of managing an organization as a whole‑system and not as a collection of separate parts. Dr. Deming psychology systems thinking

Healthcare, Paradigm Shifts and the Influence of W.E. Deming

Deming Institute

In 2014 I presented a paper at the 20th Annual International Deming Research Seminar on the topic of “ Understanding and Application of Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge in Healthcare.” Here’s a simple example. The cycle continues as diversity of ideas starts a new formation phase.

The Critical Skills for Leading Major Change in America’s Health System

Harvard Business Review

health system, change management is an essential skill for public and private leaders alike. For these leaders — and young people aspiring to careers as health care managers — one very practical question emerges: What are the critical skills for leading major change in our health system? The second involves the task of replacing the electronic health record system (EHR) at Harvard-affiliated Partners HealthCare, the largest health system in New England.

The Example Larry and Sergey Should Follow (It’s Not Buffet)

Harvard Business Review

And there’s still the question of why a holding company with full or partial stakes in a diverse set of somewhat unrelated businesses can be expected to create value. Coverage of Google’s restructuring has focused on the idea of Alphabet as a new kind of internet-era conglomerate.

Are personality profiles effective for determining employee competencies?

Create Learning

For example, “Sales people need to be more socialable” we have all met sales people who are all over the spectrum on “socialness” and they can be very successful at their role of sales. For example, engineers must be more analytical than others is simply not true.

There’s No One System for Paying Your Global Sales Force

Harvard Business Review

Diversity makes a global sales incentive plan impractical and dangerous.” Consider several examples of differences across countries that can create complications for globalized sales incentive plans.

Corporate Diversity Still Coming Up Short for Women

Strategy Driven

Women may make up more than half the workforce 1 but continue to be significantly underrepresented on corporate boards and in C-level executive positions, according to a major new study released today by Calvert Investments, a long-time leader in advocating for corporate diversity.

Leadership Q&A: An Organic System

Weekly Leader

Women Directors Change How Boards Work

Harvard Business Review

The examples are numerous: Citing private internal research of 20,000 client teams, EY’s vice chair Beth Brooke has said that the more diverse teams had higher profitability and great client satisfaction than non-diverse teams. Gender Boards Diversity

To Address Gender Bias at Your Company, Start with Teams

Harvard Business Review

Real diversity efforts require organizations to address the social patterns that stifle women’s careers, not just the symptoms that result from them. Like many failed organizational changes, current approaches to diversity and inclusion run into the brick wall of the status quo. To change that status quo, organizations need to radically rethink their approach to diversity and focus on ways to mainstream diversity and inclusion in local team practices.


Don’t Give Up on Unconscious Bias Training — Make It Better

Harvard Business Review

There’s a growing skepticism about whether unconscious bias training is an effective tool to meet corporate diversity goals. Critics of such training contend that it doesn’t visibly move the needle on diversity numbers, and can even backfire. On the other hand, a meta-analysis found that diversity trainings can be effective, depending on many factors including content, length, audience, and accompanying diversity efforts.

How to Get Men Involved with Gender Parity Initiatives

Harvard Business Review

They find it difficult to systematically hold managers accountable for gender-parity goals, to implement unbiased performance management systems, and to modify the way in which talent is sourced. But when it comes to change programs aimed at increasing gender parity, diversity officers struggle to engage men , who often constitute the majority in organizations and hold more positions of power and influence. Diversity Change management Gender Digital Article

What is Great Leadership?

Great Leadership By Dan

These young eager beavers will only be patent with these, “less than impressive leaders”, for a short period of time then, without warning, will bolt to companies that offer them the challenges, diversity, involvement, and opportunity that they seek. Is there leading by example? A solution would be to force leaders to differentiate based on performance accompanied by constant and current feedback and differentiated reward systems instead of labels.

6 Ways to Get Rid of Bad Meetings Once and For All

Lead Change Blog

In addition to the connections built through working together and solving problems, you can also include periodic conversations that build relationships, such as: Cultural conversations to problem solve or celebrate: For example, “What’s really getting in the way of people using our new system?”

The Difference Between Forward vs Backward Focused Leadership


What examples have you experienced that demonstrate the impact of the two directions of focus?

What the Science Actually Says About Gender Gaps in the Workplace

Harvard Business Review

For example, one study that Damore cited did find gender differences in personality across cultures , but the researchers described the differences as relatively small to moderate and concluded that “human development—long and healthy life, access to education, and economic wealth—is a primary correlate of the gap between men and women in their personality traits.” We all want systems that are fair. Gender Diversity Digital Article

10 Principles For Developing Strategic Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

These principles represent a combination of organizational systems and individual capabilities — the hardware and software of transformation. The following is a guest piece by Jessica Leitch, David Lancefield, and Mark Dawson.

Our Biases Undermine Our Colleagues’ Attempts to Be Authentic

Harvard Business Review

In this example, organizational culture and the legal system mutually reinforce the idea that non-Eurocentric hair is unprofessional. One of us (Tina Opie) recently asked an audience of 100-plus diversity and inclusion scholars and practitioners to identify the most common symbol of organizational culture and professionalism. For example, are there certain appearances that strike you as professional and other appearances that strike you as unprofessional?

Leading with Character: Creativity

Michael Lee Stallard

A simple example is a suggestion box where people are invited to submit ideas. Examples of Creativity in Action. An example of such an idea is “Styleyes” a computer aided system, pairing customers with ideal frames to fit appearance and lifestyle. Definition of Creativity.

Putting an End to Conferences Dominated by White Men

Harvard Business Review

Below are nine key steps we’ve taken to reduce bias in our selection cycle, convince people we’re serious and thus draw a more diverse group of outstanding speakers. The top leaders of your event, regardless of their own identities, need to share a commitment to changing your systems. By way of example, Eric and I are both white, and we have successfully drawn dozens of people of color to give excellent talks at our conferences. Have a farm system. Diversity Gender

Leadership Lessons On Listening, Questioning, And Moving Others To Act

Tanveer Naseer

But as organizations become more diverse and complex, and as everyone is called upon to work more independently, refining these skills has become an imperative. The following is a guest piece by Sally Helgesen.

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Research: Arab Inventors Make the U.S. More Innovative

Harvard Business Review

innovation system, we ran an exercise matching Arabic first names with international patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). President Trump has campaigned on the platform of “making America great again,” but the evidence we have suggests that his punitive visa system will make this a more difficult goal to achieve. Diversity Demographics Digital Article

Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!

Strategy Driven

Today’s C-level executives understand peripheral management of their critical applications, data systems, and shared services is not an effective, efficient, secure, or financially-feasible effort and require more robust, permanent solutions for assimilation into their BPM.

Why Men Have More Help Getting to the C-Suite

Harvard Business Review

Given that Apple presents itself as a “cutting-edge” organization, sensitive to the needs of a diverse workforce, why is there only one woman on its executive management team? Take for example, HSBC’s initiatives to increase the number of women in senior leadership roles.

The Foundation of Collaborative Leadership


It is about bringing diverse group of people together, have them share a common vision and provide them an eco-system where they effectively work with each other to produce desired outcomes optimally.

Does Your Organization ASPIRE?

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

People think strategically as they make decisions, are flexible in response to challenges, appreciate diversity and creativity, and there is a higher level of trust because they know they share the same vision and values. Supportive systems and structures.

Work Life Lead: Creating An Open Culture of Gratitude

Weekly Leader

10 Insights from the 100 Most Creative People in Business

In the CEO Afterlife

The tendency in any organization is to look for the 5 steps to do anything and make a system. Take a pretzel, for example. Located in Harlem, Red Rooster serves American comfort food that honors the diverse culinary traditions of the community.

The Case for Improving Work for People with Disabilities Goes Way Beyond Compliance

Harvard Business Review

Our research shows that the same inclusive leadership behaviors that leverage diversity to drive innovation and market growth can enable managers to support individuals with disabilities. Companies should put systems in place to help not only individuals with disabilities, but their managers and peers as well. Diversity Leadership & Managing people Innovation Digital ArticleYenpitsu Nemoto/Getty Images.

The Best Leadership Books of 2015

Leading Blog

The Lean CEO : Leading the Way to World-Class Excellence by Jacob Stoller Lean is not just a manufacturing system. It’s about diversity of thought and understanding that good ideas come from anywhere. A S LEADERS it’s easy to get caught up in the moment.

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Personal Leadership Book: Behavioral Styles


Recognizing the different personalities has been key to leading usually diverse teams.

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