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.

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5 Ways Diverse Experience Makes Leaders Better

Linked 2 Leadership

The post 5 Ways Diverse Experience Makes Leaders Better appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership. Authentic Leadership Coaching Corner Future Leadership Issues Leading & Developing Other Leaders Professional Development executive development leadership Management Talent Management

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5 Uncomfortable Observations About Workforce Diversity

Lead Change Blog

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 teamPosted in Leadership Development We base our first impressions on external appearance. Grooming. Teeth. Attire. Accessories. Accent. We notice scuffs on shoes, extra pounds, and age.

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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. Sadly, none of the 366 public companies surveyed stood out as leaders on both gender and ethnic diversity axis together. “Is there a diversity dividend?”

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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.

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Organizational Performance Measures Best Practice 19 – Diverse Measurement Mechanisms

Strategy Driven

Organizational performance measure output informs management decisions and drives workforce behaviors. You just finished reading Organizational Performance Measures Best Practice 19 - Diverse Measurement Mechanisms !

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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.

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Organizational Performance Measures Best Practice 24 – Diverse Metric Groupings

Strategy Driven

Consequently, the organization’s monitoring system may provide the appearance of healthy performance that is inconsistent with what managers know to exist. You just finished reading Organizational Performance Measures Best Practice 24 - Diverse Metric Groupings !

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The Biased Manager

Lead Change Blog

” Next time you are making a people management decision, stop and take a critical look at how biases may be informing your choices. Workplace Issues diversity equality HR Human Resources Leadership managing people people management racism

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Managing Distraction in the Digital Era

Great Leadership By Dan

A recent study found that individuals who limited their frequency of checking email to three times a day experienced significantly lower daily stress , which in turn predicted higher well-being on a diverse range of well-being outcomes.

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One Secret Of Highly Effective Managers

Lead Change Blog

This tendency is problematic if you are a manager. Our account managers liked candidates who were versatile and had broad knowledge. It was these partners we considered for broader management positions, because we had learned over time that the best managers….

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10 Management Lessons from Harry Potter

Lead Change Blog

10 Management Lessons from Harry Potter. Leadership Development Self Leadership Coaching courage Culture discrimination diversity Leadership management manager millennial people management performance management prejudice recruiting team TeamworkPosted in Leadership Development Self Leadership To conclude this summer’s Harry Potter mania, it seems fitting to study the HR implications of J.K. Rowling’s seven volumes.

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Apple Needs Women and Workplaces Need Diversity

Women on Business

Statistics have shown companies with more women in management score better on the nine dimensions of company excellence. ( Women Matter , McKinsey 2007). So how do we get more women in management in companies everywhere? Female Executives Leadership Apple executive teams Steve Jobs women executives workplace diversity

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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 concept of referent group can be a useful tool for understanding many differences in organizations, both on a global and local scale. A referent group can be defined as any group that people see as a source for their identity. Our referent groups define a large part of who we are.

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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.

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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.

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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? The conflicts arising from diversity can be mitigated if teams are effectively led.

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Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!

Strategy Driven

Organizations deploy automation technologies as the primary resource in their Business Process Management. Fortunately, today’s business leaders have numerous technologies and solutions available in order to effectively manage and integrate their entire enterprise.

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

Strategy Driven

It’s not as though companies haven’t recognized the need for diversity. The Fortune 500 spend $8 billion a year on diversity initiatives, much of it aimed at advancing women. One of the biggest benefits of a diverse workforce is the breadth of intellectual diversity that results.

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Three Millennial Mindsets to Embrace and Encourage

Strategy Driven

Within this collaborative mindset is a new diversity of perspectives and ideas. Seeking diversity in ideas and perspectives to find the best paths forward. Relate Articles: Human Performance Management Best Practice 12 – Conservative Decision-Making.

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Find Your Blind Spot: A Self-Reflection Activity for Managers

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Workplace Issues blind spots Coaching Difference diversity emotional intelligence employee engagement Encourage LeadershipPosted in Leadership Development Workplace Issues We humans tend to evaluate others through the lens of our own best traits. We often value people who have our same strengths and undervalue people who don’t. Are you doing this unwittingly? And if you are, what effect does it have on your team’s morale and performance?

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March Management Journey Carnival

Management is a Journey

Welcome to the March 2012 edition of the Management Journey Carnival! Topics for this month’s Management Journey Blog Carnival include communication, marketing, employee engagement, product development, innovation, ethics, workplace diversity, talent management, conflict resolution, social networks, and other related topics. Blog Carnival change strategy communication innovation leadership management motivation organizational productivity survival skills

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November Management Journey Carnival

Management is a Journey

Welcome to the November 2011 edition of the Management Journey Carnival. Topics for this month’s Management Journey Blog Carnival include interpersonal effectiveness, managing the 4 generations, communication, innovation, diversity, change management, teamwork, leadership, workplace productivity and other related topics.

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“Wellth” is the New Wealth

Strategy Driven

Nick Goode is the Vice President Product Management — Cloud & Sage One , Sage’s cloud accounting and payroll solution for start-ups and small businesses. Wealth has historically been viewed as financial success in business that translates to success in life.

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What We Learned from Improving Diversity Rates at Pinterest

Harvard Business Review

In today’s workplace, diversity is more than just a buzzword; it’s a way to build a stronger business. At Pinterest, we understand that diverse teams yield smarter , more innovative results, which are essential in the competitive, dynamic tech industry. But businesses have long struggled to increase diversity across all levels. I joined Pinterest as the company’s first Head of Diversity in January of 2016. Setting diversity goals isn’t enough.

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Grow Your Business by Hiring Nurturing Leaders

Strategy Driven

Diversity & Inclusion Talent Management business leadership business management diversity and inclusion linda weinberger Shoba Sreenivasan strategydriven talent management women in business

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6 Things I’m Learning from Millennials

Strategy Driven

Pulling this off required matrix management across IS, marketing, customer service, product management, and product development. Diversity-mindedness Connects Us All. Most of us have first-hand experience with just how ridiculous stereotypes can be.

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Adverse selection: 6 ways employers repel top talent

Lead Change Blog

Have you pinpointed all the ways you are driving diversity out of your enterprise? Posted in Leadership Development Workplace Issues Is your company inadvertently pushing good people away? Are some of your best performers leaving? If so, “adverse selection” may be at work in your organization.

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Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter

Harvard Business Review

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.

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

Lead Change Blog

2) Manage paradoxes. 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. Diversity creates dissent, and you need that.

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Announcing: The ASTD Management Development Handbook

QAspire

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) recently released a fantastic collection titled “ The ASTD Management Development Handbook ”. This book provides current thinking on various management aspects by practicing management professionals.

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Call Them Opposites. Call Them Paradoxes. Just Manage Them.

Lead Change Blog

This diversity stuff doesn’t work. Many managers share his view. Feeling internal and external pressure to have more diversity, some companies define diversity as “making the numbers,” and task Human Resources (HR) with hiring more women and minorities.

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Diversity Doesn’t Stick Without Inclusion

Harvard Business Review

Leaders have long recognized that a diverse workforce of women, people of color, and LGBT individuals confers a competitive edge in terms of selling products or services to diverse end users. Part of the problem is that “diversity” and “inclusion” are so often lumped together that they’re assumed to be the same thing. In the context of the workplace, diversity equals representation.

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Find Out if Your Message Attracts or Detracts

Strategy Driven

Do you roll your eyes or tune out at the mention of diversity and inclusion? You are broadcasting messages every day, both verbal and non-verbal, and they tell others what you and your company think of yourself and the world.

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Got Leadership Grit and Grace?

Lead Change Blog

Despite being a vice president who managed a department of 150 people in a $2 billion annual revenue organization, a male boss felt free to describe me to the CEO as a “soft and round Aunt Polly” and a female colleague as a “colorful little butterfly.”

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How Mindfulness Helped a Workplace Diversity Exercise

Harvard Business Review

A couple of years ago I was invited to facilitate an offsite training for the diversity committee of a Fortune 500 company. In an era in which “diversity” has become a buzzword in the business world, the firm’s interest in the topic was both admirable and understandable. The diversity committee, which had been meeting for about six months, seemed interested in trying something new. Nonetheless, I ultimately accepted the diversity committee’s offer.

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Empowering Women Leaders

Strategy Driven

Diversity & Inclusion Management & Leadership business leadership business management diversity and inclusion Robbie Hardy strategydriven women in business

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Ultimate Multi-Tasking: The Art of Managing People from Multiple Generations

Lead Change Blog

Is it better to let the employees manage their own age-related perceptions or is it your job to step in and [.]. Leadership Development communication diversity Gen X millennial multitaskPosted in Leadership Development If you look at your team and see people who represent several generations, you may find yourself with some conflicting thoughts. Is it wise to take each generation into account or is that over-complicated?

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5 Critical Factors For Building The Right Team

Tanveer Naseer

The more common case, however, is that someone (the coach, general manager, or owner) plays a strong role in consciously and consistently putting together the right players, coaches, and front office that form a cohesive, effective unit. A more diverse team likely would have done much better.

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Should a Woman Act More Like a Man to Succeed at Work?

Great Leadership By Dan

New DDI research explores leadership differences between men and women and makes the case for gender diversity in the workplace. The research also provides a snapshot view and analysis of gender diversity across countries and industries. DDI differences diversity gender leaders

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