How to Lead Different and Diverse People

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Achieve More When you Lead Different and Diverse People You know that the ability to lead different and diverse people to come together and blend their talents is key to achieving breakthrough results.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Making Diversity Central to Success: Q&A With Chevron’s Chief Diversity Officer

HR Digest

Diversity is an overused word, but at Chevron it’s a perfect description of its corporate culture. The company’s 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report highlights how diversity and inclusion (D&I) feature so centrally in the company’s success story.

Leadership and Diversity Training

The Center For Leadership Studies

We started out sort of wandering all over the place and somehow wound up talking about diversity training or, more accurately, bad diversity training! Good diversity training is remarkably like “good leadership training.”

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

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….

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. Quotes About Diversity.

Diversity: The Key Ingredient to Building a High Performance Team

Women on Business

Leadership Management diverszity high performance teams team building We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

Diversity and Inclusion – Return on Investment, part 3: Employee Productivity Enhancement

Strategy Driven

Buy access to Diversity and Inclusion – Return on Investment, part 3: Employee Productivity Enhancement and gain access to it and the accompanying tool for just $2! Diversity & Inclusion Premium business leadership business management employee productivity strategydriven

Diversity and Inclusion – Return on Investment, part 1: Employee Turnover Reduction

Strategy Driven

Buy access to Diversity and Inclusion – Return on Investment, part 1: Employee Turnover Reduction and gain access to it and the accompanying tool for just $2! Diversity & Inclusion Premium business management employee attrition employee turnover hostile workplace strategydriven

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.

Apple’s Latest Diversity Report A Big “So What”

N2Growth Blog

Last week, Apple released its latest Diversity Report. Apple claims that from July 2016 to July 2017, half of its new hires in the U.S. I don’t think hiring by the numbers is the best way to establish a diverse and inclusive corporate culture. I think that you have to work at changing people’s minds to do that. How Apple Can Win the Diversity Game. Corporate Culture Culture Jim Kerr leadership N2growth Talent Management

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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

Making Progress on Diversity and Inclusion Means Getting the Data Right

HR Digest

A global manufacturing company knew they needed to make progress on their diversity and inclusion goals. They can help business and HR leaders measure their progress, assess the impact of their diversity goals, and gain insight into what’s working (and what’s not).

Is Innovation manageable?

N2Growth Blog

No wonder that specialists and managers that have invested years gradually improving a process do not advocate nor gravitate toward abrupt change. As a consequence of this expectation, we live with accelerating change and drive the ability to manage and adopt it.

The Diversity Index Review

CEO Blog

I read an interesting book by Susan Reed called The Diversity Index - The alarming Truth About Diverstity in Corporate America. I know where I grew up in small town Ontario, Canada, there was very little racial diversity, so it would not be reasonable to have a lot of racial diversity in most of the businesses. (of of course not true of gender diversity, since half of the people were women) I like to think of myself as gender/race blind.

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.

5 Insights to Managing Chaordic Tension

Leading Blog

Managing this tension is the key to success in growing and stable organizations—regardless of industry, size, years in business, or profit motive. Here are my five insights on how to manage chaordic tension: 1. C ONDUCTING your own orchestra. Running your own ship. Self-employment.

How well does your organization do with diversity and inclusion?


Our reader poll today asks: How well does your organization do with diversity and inclusion? We’re very diverse and inclusive: 34% We’re okay. We actively manage D&I but have some opportunities: 35% We’re fair.

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.

The Power of Diversity

You're Not the Boss of Me

Instead of writing a lot of prose on the subject though, I offer you a poem by Shane DeRolf that illustrates what leaders can create if they simply view the diversity of their workforces as a gift for the accomplishment of great things.

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?”

StrategyDriven Podcast Video Edition – What is Diversity and Inclusion?

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. Episode 1 – What is Diversity and Inclusion?

50 Years of Diversity Training – How Far Have We Really Come?

Women on Business

NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: Diversity training formally debuted in the 1960s to ensure companies were policy compliant and protecting themselves. That’s according to the history of diversity training timeline from Elizabeth Lisican of Diversity Executive. In the 50 years that followed, diversity training shifted from reactive to proactive, but much still needs to be done. It is the first of many diversity training and development programs at the company.

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?

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.

Diversity and Inclusion Best Practice 2 – Performance Measurement

Strategy Driven

Establishing and maintaining and organizational culture supportive of a diverse and inclusive workforce requires deliberate ongoing action communicating the importance of and support for these principles. Relate Articles: Diversity and Inclusion – What Does Your Environment Communicate?

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 !

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.

How to Help All Your People Contribute Great Ideas

Let's Grow Leaders

courageous cultures Winning Well career development communication diversity leadership managementDon’t Let Assumptions Limit People Who Can Contribute Great Ideas “I’m looking at my people and I just don’t think they can get there from here.”

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Newswire: Creative Artists Agency Managing Partner Rob Light

Leading Blog

Billboard Magazine interviewed Creative Artists Agency Managing Partner Rob Light on the occasion of their 35th Anniversary. How important is diversity to you? I’ll share a couple of his responses: You began working at CAA when you were in your mid-20s. What did you learn from CAA founder Mike Ovitz? Mike was so prepared, so smart, so strategic. Nothing was haphazard. You never went into a meeting that you weren’t prepared for.

The Power of Diversity

You're Not the Boss of Me

Instead of writing a lot of prose on the subject though, I offer you a poem by Shane DeRolf that illustrates what leaders can create if they simply view the diversity of their workforces as a gift for the accomplishment of great things. Why is embracing diversity so hard?

Diversity calendar from the CIPD 2013

Rapid BI

Looking for a diversity calender with the various religious dates all in one place? The CIPD contribute to a diversity calendar which provides a range of multi-faith days, holidays and festivals. This diversity calendar is being made [.].

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 !

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?

5 Ways to Manage Your Multigenerational Workforce

Chart Your Course

Managing a multigenerational workforce can be quite the task for business leaders. Finding a balance between these generations in the workplace can be a daunting challenge for some managers. 3: Lean-in to diversity when it comes to building teams. Human Resource Management

3 Portraits of Employee Involvement

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Team Dynamics Value Creation Workplace Issues In your organization, how much employee input does management get before deciding a course of action?

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.