Diversity of a Different Persuasion

N2Growth Blog

Diversity is a complex issue because it comes in all shapes and sizes. As an Executive Recruiter, I have been asked to identify candidates who are diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, gender and even geography. Or, to put it more formally, diversity of demographic cohort.

5 Ways Diverse Experience Makes Leaders Better

Linked 2 Leadership

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Your Employees, Leadership, Strengths and Diversity

CoachStation

Helping your employees by taking the time to find out these things is good leadership. Well, there are books and books covering this topic, but my experiences highlight two points stand out: The need for focus on strengths Diversity and differences that naturally exist between people.

A Lack of Gender Diversity in Leadership Is Hurting Companies

Women on Business

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How Prioritizing Diversity Can Make You a Better Leader

Women on Business

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How PwC Keeps Its Diversity Leadership Fresh | Diversity Executive [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

diversity leadershipBy limiting its CDOs to two- or three-year terms, PwC regularly infuses the position with new talent.

The Diversity Dividend: How Balancing Your Leadership Team Can Pay Off

Strategy Driven

The call for greater diversity at senior leadership levels is not new, although it has itself become more inclusive, extending beyond gender, race and ethnicity, to encompass age, education, socioeconomic background and sexual orientation, as well as experience, skills and talent. It is also not news that diversifying leadership teams can pay financial dividends for corporations. Diversity in the C-Suite is no longer a business requirement – it is an imperative.

5 Uncomfortable Observations About Workforce Diversity

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development We base our first impressions on external appearance. When we reflexively act from a prejudiced place, are we really prizing diversity? Leadership Development Coaching diversity Leadership management managing people better Paul Potts people management prejudice recruiting Susan Boyle teamGrooming. Teeth. Attire. Accessories. Accent. We notice scuffs on shoes, extra pounds, and age.

Leading Diversity

Lead Change Blog

This week I was reminded of the diversity in leadership while attending the International Computer Electronics Show (CES). With well over a hundred thousand people attending, I often found myself watching, listening and interacting with a very diverse group from … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders. Leadership Development Collaborate communication Difference diversity Teamwork trust

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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.

14-Point Roadmap to Improve Boardroom Diversity and Get More Women on Boards

Women on Business

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Study: Women Score Higher in Majority of Leadership Competencies - Diversity Executive [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

competency comp women diversity leadershipOf the 16 competencies Zenger Folkman measures that differentiate high performers from those who are average or poor, women excel at 12 of the 16. These include behaviors such as being perceived as honest, problem solving, driving for results, taking initiative, communicating powerfully, inspiring and motivating, building relationships, developing others, collaboration and teamwork, and championing change.

4 Keys to Enhance Female Leadership in Your Business

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Diversity: The Key Ingredient to Building a High Performance Team

Women on Business

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The first step in Diversity…

ReThink HR

The first step in Diversity… is realizing that you barely know S*(% about Diversity. The second step… admitting, openly, that you barely know S*(% about Diversity! Diversity is more than race. It doesn’t stop when you have a Chief Diversity Officer.

Top 10 Reasons Diversity Is Good For The Boardroom

N2Growth Blog

I do quite a bit of work on matters of board composition, selection and succession, and what I can tell you is this; board diversity is simply smart business. In today’s column I’ll share with you the top 10 reasons why diversity is good for the boardroom.

Women in Leadership: How Far Have We Come? | Diversity Executive [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Interesting, but not surprising, research report from Calvert Investments about the lack of diversity in leadership at the S&P 100. leadership diversity

Got Leadership Grit and Grace?

Lead Change Blog

Provided both women and men are willing to modify a few workplace practices, together we can begin the cycle of changing how leadership is defined and practiced. If you question the leadership potential of a kind-hearted man, stop.

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.

Apple Needs Women and Workplaces Need Diversity

Women on Business

Female Executives Leadership Apple executive teams Steve Jobs women executives workplace diversityAn amazing group of seven women, The Chipsters, who are also IP Lawyers, tell us why companies with women in top positions are run better and why without Steve Jobs, Apple is doomed unless they get some women in their executive team. Click here to read the original article on Forbes.

Why you need to retain women: The business case for gender diversity

Bud to Boss

The bottom-line reasons to achieve gender diversity in leadership are exactly that—compelling. You may already understand the business value of gender diversity. You may know that an organization can only achieve sustainable gender diversity in leadership by having an inclusive culture. It requires that the leaders of your organization understand the business value of inclusion and gender diversity. BENEFITS OF GENDER DIVERSITY IN LEADERSHIP.

Why you need to retain women: The business case for gender diversity

Bud to Boss

The bottom-line reasons to achieve gender diversity in leadership are exactly that—compelling. You may already understand the business value of gender diversity. You may know that an organization can only achieve sustainable gender diversity in leadership by having an inclusive culture. It requires that the leaders of your organization understand the business value of inclusion and gender diversity. BENEFITS OF GENDER DIVERSITY IN LEADERSHIP.

10 Ways to Keep “Post-truth” From Crippling Your Leadership

Lead Change Blog

10 things to do to keep “post-truth” from crippling your leadership. Effective leadership is an oscillating mix of head and heart: managing both facts and feelings as well as logic and emotion. 3) Encourage healthy debate and diversity of thought , opinion, and perspective.

Appreciate Diversity and Encourage Creativity to Develop Teamwork

Great Results Team Building

This article on why leaders should appreciate diversity and encourage creativity to develop teamwork is published as a guest post on the "Teamwork and Leadership Bloggings" website. Read the entire article (to appreciate diversity and develop teamwork in your orgnization!)

Driving Diversity: 3 Ways for Leaders to Effectively Navigate Their Workplace

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Diversity. Defined at its simplest, diversity it is the sum of differences as well as similarities among and within all people added with the glorious power that comes from that truth. Leadership Development development diversity Leadership self leadership teamMuch discussion has surrounded this small but powerful word over the past twenty years in our workplaces. So what is it?

Referent Groups and Diversity

Marshall Goldsmith

As our organizations become more global and more diverse, it becomes more critical that leaders understand how different referent groups can impact behavior. The Center for Creative Leadership’s research on successful cross-cultural leaders has shown that “understanding without judging” is a key predictor of successful leadership. Leadership

Leadership Lessons from Nine-Year-Olds

In the CEO Afterlife

With 45 years of business experience as a foundation, I began sharing personal reflections and contemporary insights on leadership – fully aware that my content would not matter a damn had I not kept pace with the pulse of the new economy and the changing dynamics of customers and the workforce.

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Leadership Lessons from a 19th Century Genius

Leading Blog

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Does Your Leadership Bring Out The Best In Those You Lead?

Tanveer Naseer

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a noticeable uptick in leadership and management articles focusing on the topic of how leaders can ensure that they are providing a ‘safe’ environment for all of their employees.

CEOs Reveal The Top 3 Strategies For Women To Excel As Leaders

Strategy Driven

One of the quickest ways, and in many ways the easiest to implement, is to balance their teams by including more women in positions of leadership. For the teams that find that balance, these are three common results they can expect: Companies with more women in leadership are more profitable.

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Leadership Development and the Role of Millennials

Great Leadership By Dan

According to the same study , expenditures on leadership development programs have decreased by about 10%. Leadership development is the most ignored aspect for several reasons. leadership development Millennials Philipe Bruce

5 Ways to Teach Your Millennials to Lead | Diversity Executive [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

millennials leadershipdevelopment leadershipde leadership leaderMany of the innate qualities millennials bring to the table could make them excellent leaders in the future, given the right preparation now.

WEadership Practice #2: Build Diverse Networks

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development This post is the second in a series that began here summarizing the findings of a one-year study of workforce leadership. Through that process, we have identified six practices next-generation leaders use to be effective; a new model of leadership we call WEadership, in a nod to its collaborative nature. WEadership Practice #2: Build Diverse Networks.

Leadership & Curiosity

N2Growth Blog

An open mind is a sign of confidence which allows leaders to recognize diversity of opinion leads to better thinking and better outcomes. I’m curious… Innovation Leadership Success Uncategorized Curiosity Leadership and Curiosity Mike Myatt N2growth

Does Diversity Actually Increase Creativity?

Harvard Business Review

Setting aside social, political, and moral reasons for encouraging a more diverse workplace, there is arguably no better incentive for promoting diversity than the premise that diverse teams and organizations are more creative. And if there is, do the potential gains in creativity produced by diversity come at the expense of interpersonal harmony and team cohesion? Good leadership helps. Too much diversity is problematic. Deep-level diversity is key.

The Missing Leadership Competency

N2Growth Blog

I must confess I am not a great fan of the popular focus on long lists of leadership competencies and their use in everything from leadership training to executive recruiting. Meeting Leadership. Valuing Diversity. But many of the lists of leadership competencies I have seen inside of organisations contain many (many) of these. IBM recently surveyed 1,700 CEOs from 64 countries on what they want from their key executives in terms of leadership traits.

Weekly Round-Up: Avoid Labels, Create Great Culture with Diversity, Make Meaningful Work, Health and Healing, & Encourage Your Employees

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of recent top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog.

Creativity: An Undervalued Leadership Skill

Lead Change Blog

There is much to be said about leadership, and there is no shortage of descriptive words one uses when talking about leaders – influential, dedicated, globally thinking, focused, etc. – Creativity and Leadership. Limiting Group Diversity.

Women In Leadership Is Not A Zero-Sum Game

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to discussions on the state of today’s leadership, one topic that understandably comes up is the issue of women in leadership. Specifically, why there continues to be so few women holding senior-level leadership positions in both the private and public sectors.