Diversity and Inclusion for Leaders with Cynthia Owyoung

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Did you know that companies with more diversity are more innovative, expand their markets, and perform better financially? Why then, is progress slow, especially in corporate leadership? with a strong culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Why Diversity Hiring Is Important


Diversity is complicated, and that’s why most companies fail to meet their Diversity, Equity & Inclusion goals. Businesses tend to see diversity as a numbers issue. But emphasizing statistics ignores the uncomfortable factors that lead to poor diversity.


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Diversity in Leadership Matters: Comcast’s NBC Universal Peacock Example

Modern Servant Leader

Please don’t expect major corporations to grasp the concept of true diversity, unless you help. The service is named after a bird known for it’s beautiful diversity of colors, the peacock, NBC’s logo. Where Comcast Failed on Diversity. Welcome to 2020.

Diversity and Inclusion – Two Very Different Concepts

Great Leadership By Dan

You need to de-bias the systems that run the organisation, such as recruitment, pay, procurement, talent management and marketing. Whilst both are important, leadership is the cornerstone, without which all the diversity initiatives in the world will be in vain. Diversity and inclusion – despite that they are often discussed together – are actually two very different concepts. Diversity is about the mix of people on your team or in your organisation.

Five Foundational Truths of Youth Marketing (and Leadership)

Leading Blog

Their generational voice is diverse, engaged, knowledgeable, pragmatic, collaborative. It is an important and comprehensive book for marketers, but there are some principles they share that have a much wider application, that I wanted to share. Leadership Development

How To Achieve Diversity, Equity, Inclusion And Belonging Within Your Company

Eric Jacobson

This is your playbook for how to approach DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging) work in a way that will support real progress in your company,” says Owyoung. Why, then, has so little progress been made, especially when it comes to corporate leadership?

Diversity & Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Let me be clear: leadership and diversity should have nothing to do with one another. This blog was recently nominated for Kevin Eikenberry’s Best Leadership Blogs of 2010 , and I noticed recently that Kevin was taking heat from the gender police for having only one woman on the list of nominees. 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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The New Business Imperative

HR Digest

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is not a new concept. Companies have begun to take more proactive leadership roles in advancing equity within their organizations and in society more broadly. Additionally, as businesses work to recover, the labor market is extremely competitive.

More Than a Buzzword: Let’s Be Honest About Diversity and Inclusion

N2Growth Blog

Diversity and inclusion is a buzzword in the business world, countless company websites tout their commitment to building diverse teams and inclusive cultures. Human resource departments are instilling D&I training for hiring managers and discussing their role in hiring diverse employees and creating a culture of inclusion. Unfortunately, diversity is not as simple as going out and recruiting diverse candidates, it’s much more than that.

Wanted: Board Chairs and CEOs with political leadership capabilities

CEO Insider

The post Wanted: Board Chairs and CEOs with political leadership capabilities appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine. Expectations of business leaders are changing at lightning (maybe even frightening) speed.

The Big Picture of Business – Diversity is Important for Business

Strategy Driven

Diversity is most important for business, the economy and quality of life. I have conducted many diversity audits of companies. I have seen corporate America embrace diversity in many practices, including the workforce and suppliers. We are a diverse population, and the same ways of communicating do not have desired effects anymore. Diversity is about so much more than human resources issues. Realize that minority groups are highly diverse.

Attention Social Media Marketers! Here’s What You Should Know about Inclusiveness on Social Media

Strategy Driven

Needless to say, your social media audience is an extremely diverse bunch of individuals with varied interests, beliefs, and abilities. To cater to them all in the best way possible, you’ll need to consider inclusiveness in your social media marketing efforts.

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Leadership is a Process!

Lead Change Blog

The diagram below highlights the steps involved in the leadership process. Organizations and markets are complex and constantly changing. Work with a diverse, cross-functional group of people and create a list of potential opportunities. Leadership is a process!

August 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided 3 Steps to Achieving Inner Stillness. Practice these steps to improve your coaching, leadership, and parenting.

The Best Leadership Books of 2021

Leading Blog

Leadership is about hope. These foundational leadership skills will make all aspiring executives more effective in their roles today and lift the trajectory of their careers. Yet it can be shattered in an instant, with a devastating impact on a company’s market cap and reputation.

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5 Strategies, Tactics and Traits to Support Diversity in the Modern Workplace

Strategy Driven

Whether it’s embracing differing cultural backgrounds or bringing in workers from abroad, modern businesses are becoming more diverse than ever in terms of talent. In fact, there’s a strong argument to be made that embracing more diverse backgrounds is a net positive for modern businesses. Beyond data that supports that more diverse companies reap higher profits, casting a wider net in terms of backgrounds and culture means dipping into a deeper pool of talent.

Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter

Harvard Business

Striving to increase workplace diversity is not an empty slogan — it is a good business decision. A 2015 McKinsey report on 366 public companies found that those in the top quartile for ethnic and racial diversity in management were 35% more likely to have financial returns above their industry mean, and those in the top quartile for gender diversity were 15% more likely to have returns above the industry mean. Let’s dig into why diverse teams are smarter.

February 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Every leader can become motivated to model positive behaviors that enhance the culture of integrity by practicing coaching skills that support diverse stakeholders and promote shared goals and values. Part 2: Leadership 3.0.

October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided 5 Ways to Shift from Coaxing to Coaching. Chris Edmonds of The Purposeful Culture Group provided Culture Leadership Charge: Good Comes First.

April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Ken Downer of Rapid Start Leadership provided Rocks in a Jar: 11 Things They Didn’t Tell You. You need to be proactive in helping your employees develop a strategy for remaining marketable and valuable through these transitions.

Content Marketing that Converts

Strategy Driven

Content marketing can help prospective buyers dispense suitable information 1. I get anywhere from 40-51% conversion with my content marketing. I offer links that tie in to my books /services: I've written about diversity, leadership, collaboration, questions. You just finished reading Content Marketing that Converts ! The post Content Marketing that Converts appeared first on StrategyDriven. Content is king'. I've heard that phrase for years.

Leadership: A Global Perspective

N2Growth Blog

This fall, I embarked on a worldwide quest to gain insights and perspectives on global leadership in the 21st century. To do this effectively, I sought to understand two things: Elucidate the emerging leadership traits and competencies that are most relevant today.

3 Leadership Values to Encourage in Every Member of Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

During difficult times, what leadership values matter most? In fact, in our recent LinkedIn poll, 61% said “compassion” was most the most critical leadership value this year. Why these three leadership values? 3 Leadership Values to Nurture on Your Team.

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What’s Your Leadership AQ?

Lead Change Blog

I’m sure you’ve heard of the terms Emotional Quotient (EQ) and Intelligence Quotient (IQ); but few people have heard of Adaptability Quotient (AQ), especially as it relates to leadership. AQ is defined as “the ability to adjust course, product, service, and strategy in response to unanticipated changes in the market”— and indeed, the Harvard Business Review characterised it as “the new competitive advantage.” The post What’s Your Leadership AQ?

How I Learned the Importance of Being an Authentic Leader

Let's Grow Leaders

My very first assignment in this new role … was to create a diversity strategy for the new, merged organization. So we created a diversity council. The idea was to bring diverse people together from both sides of the two merging companies.

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 [.].

Effective Leadership Begins with a Strong Foundation

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Tabitha Laser: What is leadership? Since joining the workforce more than 25 years ago, and serving as a leader for numerous organizations, it’s apparent that leadership means very different things to different people. Simply put, leadership is the art of inspiring, motivating, empowering, supporting, and assuring a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. This is the first in a series of leadership books she calls “The Deadly Practices.”.

30 Leadership Lessons

Skip Prichard

Thirty Lessons I Learned About Leadership. Leadership is a lifelong journey through different experiences every day. This chapter offers thirty lessons as a reflection of my leadership experience. Leadership Tip: Learn how to make small steps while dreaming big. Leadership is not a dictatorship. Make your leadership worth following. Leadership means being very human and working for others. Leadership is an art. Culture reflects leadership.

February 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, productivity, development, engagement, team-building, and more. Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership shared Things We Don’t Say Often Enough. Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership provided Leadership Development Goals for 2019. ” Here are 9 from leadership coach Dan McCarthy.

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. Of course, I’m sure many leaders will try to reassure themselves by pointing to the current job market in their industry; of how there are fewer better options out there that might convince some of their employees to jump ship.

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. Rather, we need to recognize that this is an all-hands-on-deck societal issue and a leadership issue. First, I am a woman who is founder and CEO of my successful marketing agency.

We Are Different, Diversity Week 3

Ron Edmondson

Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Leadership » Change » We Are Different, Diversity Week 3 We Are Different, Diversity Week 3 January 29, 2011 in Change , Culture , Innovation with 17 Comments We are all different. I’m learning to embrace diversity…not to run from it… Throughout the year I’m going to ask some questions to see a difference of opinion.

To Retain Employees, Focus on Inclusion — Not Just Diversity

Harvard Business

We in the diversity and inclusion community call this “identity cover,” and it makes it difficult to know how they feel and what they want, which makes them vulnerable to leaving their organizations. Most business leaders understand the diversity part of diversity and inclusion. They get that having a diverse workforce is important to customers and critical to succeeding in a global market. Ellen van Bodegom/Getty Images.

April 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! As I read through this month’s Leadership Development Carnival entries, I felt a bit of the same. What unites them is their love of leadership and their ability to articulate their outstanding ideas. Chris Edmonds of the Purposeful Culture Group contributed Culture Leadership Charge: A Question of Character. Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership provided Were the Founding Fathers Great Leaders?

First Look: Leadership Books for July 2019

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in July 2019. Deploying a wonderfully rich and diverse cast of protagonists, across four generations of explosive growth in the Valley, from the Forties to the present, O'Mara has wrestled into magnificent narrative form one of the most fateful developments in modern American history. How a Shark, a Suckerfish, and a Parasite Teach You Leadership, Mentoring, and Next Level Success by Walter Bond.

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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. Although not often associated with leadership, creativity is a trait that modern leaders want to harness, as it is vitally important. It’s difficult to find the perfect balance between creativity and leadership. Limiting Group Diversity.

Research: CEOs with Diverse Networks Create Higher Firm Value

Harvard Business

We wanted to explore whether the diversity of CEOs’ networks might affect their firms. Our work suggests that the diversity of leaders’ social networks is a key ingredient in how they grow their companies. We measured their firm’s value by Tobin’s Q, a ratio between market value of assets to book value of assets. For example, perhaps the effect we found was being driven by the size of a CEO’s network, not its diversity.

How Royal DSM Is Improving Its Geographic and Gender Diversity

Harvard Business

But the ones who really understand the issue see gender balance as not just a numbers game but part of a broader, more strategic cultural shift that includes developing leadership teams representing geographically diffuse markets. These leaders are recognizing that this balance drives the innovation and market understanding they need for other key business transformations. They tend to frame gender as one diversity dimension among many. Jennifer Maravillas for HBR.

Leadership Matters

N2Growth Blog

In the text that follows you’ll hear Sam’s views on leadership, the state of the market, and you’ll be introduced to his retirement ambitions and the future challenges for the boardroom, following his return to Perth, Australia. I started my career in purchasing; migrated to sales and marketing; moved to manufacturing, mining, and then general management in a business operating in 40 countries. Gordon Berridge: What do you see as the greatest leadership strength?

We Are Different, Diversity Week 2

Ron Edmondson

Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Culture » We Are Different, Diversity Week 2 We Are Different, Diversity Week 2 January 15, 2011 in Culture , Encouragement with 22 Comments This year I’m doing some fun posts over select weekends in 2011 aimed at engaging my readership, but also learning from each other.

Decision-Making Best Practice 12 – Diverse, Redundant Data Sources.

Strategy Driven

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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. Examining the Cracks in the Ceiling: A Survey of Corporate Diversity Practices of the S&P 100 shows that out of the 100 CEOs represented in the survey, 92 were Caucasian males.

Why Leadership Development and Talent Programs Fall Short

N2Growth Blog

Why are so many leadership development and high potential talent programs continuing to fail, or at the very least, not producing what we hope for? The answer is simple, those at the top of the organization are in denial about their own leadership capability. Some leaders may be fantastic at running a P&L, marketing or generating sales, but they have no clue how to recognize talent nor develop it.