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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.

Could Your Business Survive a Downturn? Here’s How to Bolster the Finances of Your Company

Strategy Driven

There are plenty of ways in which your business can invest in order to improve its finances. It will also make your business better able to cope with a potential downturn in the future because your business will be more diverse. Here's How to Bolster the Finances of Your Company !

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Four Innovative Initiatives to Attract and Retain Diverse Women

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article written by Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” What makes this article especially valuable is the wealth of [.].

Just for Entrepreneurs: How to Choose the Right Financial Adviser

Strategy Driven

Instead of working with one “perfect” adviser, entrepreneurs should look for firms with diverse master-builder teams who collaborate with, and on behalf of, the client to find creative solutions that work well for the inherent complexity of entrepreneurs and their businesses.

‘Upskilling’ a top priority for the decade ahead

HR Digest

A 2016 report from the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity estimates that 30 percent of young adults will not graduate from secondary school with the skills they need to hold most jobs in the digital world.

How to Host a Productive Generational Conversation

Nathan Magnuson

Finance doesn’t want to pay for “unproductive” time. Most diversity topics are off-limits for poking fun. Human Resources Organizational Effectiveness collaboration diversity generations training

How to Finance the Scale-Up of Your Company

Harvard Business Review

Fortunately for Szaky, he had already laid the groundwork of financing from suppliers, equity investors and others to allow them to double sales in two months. Most entrepreneurial ventures, whether they are startups, spinoffs, or smaller companies which have been around for awhile, haven’t given enough thought or planning to financing for rapid scale-up. Use multiple sources of finance. This saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars in financing.

What 11 CEOs Have Learned About Championing Diversity

Harvard Business Review

The business case for diversity is clear. Diversity can boost innovation and employee engagement , and companies with greater gender and racial diversity financially outperform their peers. Yet progress within organizations has been slow – there is still a lack of women and minorities in leadership positions, and certain industries like tech and finance are lacking diversity at all levels. And many diversity programs fail.

Women on Business: Taking the Lead and Making a Difference

Strategy Driven

Invest in new business ideas: With financial strength in their pocketbooks and in their bank accounts, women can now even think about investing in other business ideas conceived by others women who are having trouble getting financed the conventional way.

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.

Money Saving Strategies For YOUR Business

Strategy Driven

There are many and diverse ways of saving money, from using heat tape to save on plumbing costs to filling your office with energy saving fluorescent bulbs but, as with most things, the difference between success and failure is strategy.

Philosophy and the Corporate Boardroom

You're Not the Boss of Me

In so many organizations, finance, economics and the pursuit of individual prosperity continue to be the only subjects worthy of respect and concentration. Tolerance for diverse opinion. Do I mean that we must abandon our focus on finance and economics and Individual prosperity?

Philosophy and the Corporate Boardroom

You're Not the Boss of Me

In so many organizations, finance, economics and the pursuit of individual prosperity continue to be the only subjects worthy of respect and concentration. It used to work. Tolerance for diverse opinion. I was having a conversation with my son the other day.

Is Higher Education Too Expensive for the Middle Class?

Coaching Tip

For all of the ways that top colleges have become diverse, their student bodies remain shockingly affluent. Career Current Affairs Leadership Memes Skills American priorities financing higher education georgetown university income distribution poorer middle class student loans university of michiganThe middle class has traditionally believed that higher education was crucial for climbing the success ladder and making money.

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Start-Ups and the Women Who Fund Them

Harvard Business Review

Shan-Lyn Ma, CEO of the wedding e-commerce company Zola, and Anu Duggal, cofounder of Female Founders Fund, talk fundraising, venture capital, and how women are driving diversity in the world of start-ups. Venture capital Gender Entrepreneurial finance AudioThe views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.

Philosophy and the Corporate Boardroom

You're Not the Boss of Me

In so many organizations, finance, economics and the pursuit of individual prosperity continue to be the only subjects worthy of respect and concentration. It used to work. Tolerance for diverse opinion. I was having a conversation with my son the other day.

Beyond Tribalism – Book Review

Rapid BI

Diversity is still a valid word to describe the society we live and work in with all of our differences in identity. However when we talk of managing diversity, what we really manage is the myriad of conflicting identities we all carry inside. Book Review diversity global transition

July 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

What about in your finances, or in your relationships? Laura writes: “Diversity creates alchemy, which has the potential to turn crazy-sounding ideas into gold. The glue that makes a diverse team great is the leader, who keeps the team focused and on track.” Welcome to the July Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more.

High Performing Organizations

Coaching Tip

Despite the diverse range of industries--business, sports, technology, finance, education, and the arts--each of these successful institutions share a common bond: they are world-class industry leaders and have repeatedly outperformed their competition. "At

Two Powerful Ways Managers Can Curb Implicit Biases

Harvard Business Review

They recognize the value of inclusion and diversity and believe it’s the right thing to aspire to. ” In finance, for example, that might mean believing — based on no evidence — that only MBA graduates from an elite university are likely to succeed at their jobs.

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Why HR Gets a Bad Name

Let's Grow Leaders

I spent the next decade keeping my HR and Finance partners as close as possible. I’ve been noticing a pattern with some of my clients when I utter the word “HR”–the proverbial eye roll. “What does HR say?” ” Queue the eye roll.

How to Lead a Redneck

Lead Change Blog

During the start of the diversity push, there were classes on “how to lead minorities” or “what women want in a leader.”. Great leadership is the recognition that human diversity provides a rich tapestry of talent and growth.

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Why Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Work

Lead Change Blog

An ERP management information system integrates areas such as planning, purchasing, inventory, sales, marketing, finance and human resource. Today, there are literally hundreds of different ERP vendors who serve as specialists for different niches in diverse industries.

How Women of Color Get to Senior Management

Harvard Business Review

Developing a diverse leadership pipeline can benefit companies in all sectors. A recent study of VC firms found that more-diverse teams had higher financial returns than their homogenous counterparts. I had a very diverse team with a very different and strong culture.

Dinosaurs, Big Consulting Firms and Disruptive Innovation

N2Growth Blog

Christensen calls this “ disruptive innovation ” and gives examples as diverse as the personal computer industry, milkshakes, and steel minimills. By John R. Childress. Chair, Cultural Transformation – President, N2Growth Europe, N2Growth.

Elon Musk, Joking Around is Serious Business!

Great Leadership By Dan

They are open to diverse perspectives, and willing to take risks. Musk’s antics occurred at a time when Tesla’s investors were becoming increasingly concerned over its finances and ability to build cars at scale.

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5 apps for HR Management that make you instantly productive

HR Digest

For all these diverse tasks, they need apps to keep the processes in place and to earn the maximum output in their department. It’s no surprise that a couple of clicks on the app store could make your life easier.

Scaling Growth Disruption and Capacity

Mike Cardus

Being able to align the different services, constraints, and diverse pathways into a coherent vision and action. customer service, sales, finance, quality management, innovation) and products together in your business.

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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What the Data Says About Women in Management Between 1980 and 2010

Harvard Business Review

In addition, diversity among women in management has improved, albeit marginally. Other managerial occupations that became majority-female were education administration, human resources, property and real estate, and finance. Many of those with the largest gaps, such as finance, property and real estate, and medical and health services, are also those that have had the greatest increase in women’s representation since 1980. Gender Race Diversity Digital Article

The Fastest-Growing Cause for Shareholders Is Sustainability

Harvard Business Review

Political spending, climate change, diversity, and human rights are now some of the most frequent resolutions that investors file. Financial markets Finance & Accounting Social responsibility Sustainability Digital ArticlePaul Garbett for HBR.

The Unique Value of Crowdfunding Is Not Money — It’s Community

Harvard Business Review

The fact that there are so many backers (over 9 million on Kickstarter alone), means that crowdfunding platforms can create many more kinds of matches between project creators and backers, increasing the diversity of ideas that get funded. Entrepreneurial finance Digital Article

Top 10 Excuses for Being a Lousy Manager

Great Leadership By Dan

We have the worst HR/finance/budget/sales processes and policies! Whatever happened to valuing diversity? ”. Throughout the course of my career in leadership development, I’ve had the opportunity to confront, counsel, and console a lot of bad managers.

Put Time on Your Team

Strategy Driven

The commitment of finances, organizational energy, and resources – human and otherwise – can be daunting. Over the course of these long enterprise pursuits, you will be dealing with wide, diverse buyer networks.

How Does Private Equity Investing Work?

Women on Business

If a company is in need to financial backing, looking for a private equity investor is a great alternative to traditional forms of financing. GUEST AUTHOR: Elle Perkins is working as a contractor for Platinumequity.com – an equity firm specialized in mergers, acquisitions, and operations of companies that provide mission-critical products, services, and solutions in diverse industries.

Leadership Matters

N2Growth Blog

This programme which moved me through all major departments (Engineering, Finance, Supply, Vehicle Assembly, IS&T etc.) I had joined the Rio Board in 2009, so I already had broad oversight of the company’s diverse operations. (as featured in mining.com). CEO Interview: Sam Walsh.

How Female Leaders Should Handle Double-Standards

Harvard Business Review

Lubna Olayan , the Saudi CEO of Olayan Financing , recalls a time in Jeddah when debate about her head cover trumped the content of her message. "We Diversity Gender Leadership

Do we really have to force women into the boardroom?

Women on Business

Research carried out by Spencer Stuart shows that French businesses, who are now compelled by law, are seeking more diverse backgrounds in order to find female candidates. finance, sales, operations) to a new world vision (entrepreneurs, consultants, HR & communications). Guest post by Gareth Cartman (learn more about Gareth at the end of this post). It appears that patience is fast running out in the halls of the European Parliament.

Why the Financial Services Industry Is Showing More Women in Its Ads

Harvard Business Review

Of course, we live in a wildly diverse world; we want to be inclusive and broad minded ourselves; and we therefore want our providers of financial advice, energy, and technology to reflect those values. According to Chris Edwards, former Group Creative Director for Arnold Worldwide, we also want visual evidence that the professionals at these firms are as diverse as the clientele they seek. Advertising Finance

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Why Sit on All that Cash? Firms Uncertain on Cost of Capital

Harvard Business Review

This is the key finding of the Current Trends in Estimating and Applying the Cost of Capital research released this week by the Association for Financial Professionals, a trade group of 16,000 corporate treasury and finance practitioners. AFP conducted the Cost of Capital Survey in October 2010 and received answers from 309 chief financial officers, treasurers, vice presidents-finance, and assistant treasurers. Budgeting Finance Strategic planning CAPM

Can Lending Technology Revive America???s Small Businesses?

Harvard Business Review

The diversity of models in alternative lending cautions against a one-size-fits-all approach to policy; different approaches must be treated differently. Finance Small/medium business Technology

Innovation in Complex Civic Environments

Mills Scofield

While the pace of innovation is driving unprecedented change in the private sector – including communications, finance and even how we eat -- not enough has changed in how communities address education, economic, environmental or public health challenges and opportunities. This guest post is by my friend, Chris Thompson , Director of Regional Engagement for the Fund for Our Economic Future in Cleveland, OH.

Possibility Maximizer: SelfGrowth.com

Sales Wolf Blog

 This ads an incredible amount of diversity to the site and exposes one to ideas, theories, and approaches that you may have never considered before.