Diversity Training That Changes People

Lead Change Blog

When it comes to diversity, humans are fairly predictable. Ralph Brandt, organizational development consultant and managing partner at RDR Group, initiated a landmark study to find out whether diversity training really changes people.

Why Tackling Diversity Begins Within Management

Women on Business

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How to Lead Different and Diverse People

Let's Grow Leaders

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. The post How to Lead Different and Diverse People appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Relationships Winning Well clarity diversity encouragement leadership management Mind the MIT strengths talent what to why

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.

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

Insuring We Have Inclusivity & Diversity in Our Workforce | LGBTQ+

Chart Your Course

One of the changes you need to prepare for is the need for a more progressive and diverse workplace. As we said on Medium, “Some people shy away from the word diversity, thinking about it as a term for […].

Transforming Diversity Hiring to Build an Inclusive and Equitable Organization

HR Digest

Over the last year, a perfect storm of events caused nearly every leader — if they weren’t already — to intentionally start to address the lack of diversity in their organization. Arthur is an LGBTQ+ leader and cofounder of diversity hiring technology company, Mathison.

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.

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. You’ll never hear me recommend diversity solely for the sake of checking a box, but when diversity in the boardroom offers so many benefits to the CEO (and to the entire organization) it’s nothing short of irresponsible for chief executives not to place their board composition under the microscope.

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.

CV Writing Tips to Land A Job In Diversity And Inclusion

Strategy Driven

Diversity and inclusion is a relatively new field of work that has gained a lot of traction over the last few years. The widespread social unrest that defined the end of 2020 has sparked a much-needed conversation on diversity and inclusion.

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. In fact, let me take it up even another notch…diversity should be a non-issue altogether. The issues of diversity in business when handled properly can be catalysts for growth. of virtually every diversity segment.

Diversity As Strategy: An Interview with Nadia Rawlinson

HR Digest

While much needs to be done to neutralize our biases and unleash untapped talent – Nadia Rawlinson, Chief Purpose Officer of Slack, is already hard at work developing the one asset she feels will help ensure deep-level diversity and inclusion throughout the organization.

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! As is the case with many informal discussions that wind up becoming meaningful conversations, we found common ground rather quickly: Bad diversity training is the kind that raises awareness, then pretty much calls it a day. Good diversity training is remarkably like “good leadership training.”

Are Your Diversity Efforts Othering Underrepresented Groups?

Harvard Business

Diversity Leadership & Managing people Personnel policies Digital ArticleThe way you talk about inclusion could end up excluding people.

How New Managers Can Succeed As Leaders In Their Organization

Tanveer Naseer

So what should new managers be paying more attention to? Leadership Biz Cafe Recent Posts communication delegation diversity employee performance feedback leadership

To Build a Diverse Company for the Long Term, Develop Junior Talent

Harvard Business

Most companies overlook their greatest potential asset in creating a more diverse workplace: their own employees. Diversity Managing people Human resource management Digital Article

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. The spectacular progress reflects a holistic view of diversity which closes the gap between aspiration and reality. Efforts to bring more diversity to the oil and gas industry are working.

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 Do you think you are open-minded, unbiased, and free of racism? Let me challenge you. It is human nature to categorize people. This person is like me; that person is different from me. Committed to the job, not committed.

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.

4 Lessons for Building Diverse Teams

Harvard Business

Hiring Talent management Diversity Digital ArticleStop hiring the same kinds of people over and over again.

How to Set — and Meet — Your Company’s Diversity Goals

Harvard Business

Diversity Human resource management Managing organizations Digital ArticleFive lessons from Accenture.

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! As is the case with many informal discussions that wind up becoming meaningful conversations, we found common ground rather quickly: Bad diversity training is the kind that raises awareness, then pretty much calls it a day. Good diversity training is remarkably like “good leadership training.”

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

Companies Need to Think Bigger Than Diversity Training

Harvard Business

Human resource management Diversity Organizational culture Digital ArticleIt’s time for a more ambitious approach.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace (with Frances Frei)

Harvard Business

Youngme and Felix discuss the challenges of bringing true diversity and inclusion into the workplace with professor Frances Frei. Diversity Human resource management Race Audio

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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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…. Leadership Development diversity hiring Leadership managing people people management performance appraisal recruitingThink of a skill you highly value in others.

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.

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).

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.

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].

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.

Do You Know Why Your Company Needs a Chief Diversity Officer?

Harvard Business

Race Hiring Diversity Talent management Digital ArticleSix questions to ask before you fill the role.

The Benefits of a Diverse Workforce in Business

Strategy Driven

The debate over diversity in the workplace is one that has taken up acres of newsprint across the years, and which remains a hot button issue through to the present. Diversity of background brings diversity of thought.

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.

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.

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.

Wait, I’m the Boss?!? The Guide for New Managers to Succeed

Skip Prichard

New managers , or those aspiring to manage a team, often are looking for a playbook to help them get started. And, let’s face it, seasoned managers often need a refresher on some of the basics. How I wish we had an entire day to talk about management and leadership.

Does Diversity Actually Increase Creativity?

Harvard Business

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.

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. Most larger organizations are not good at managing change. Management as practiced in larger organization is contrary to this kind of entrepreneurship. The post Is Innovation manageable?

Weekly Round-Up: 3 Crisis Management Lessons, How Businesses are Handling COVID-19, Diversity & Inclusion Insights, Communicating COVID-19 to Employees, Opportunity to Build Trust


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past week. Typically, as you might have noticed, I tend to cover broad topics.

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 strategydrivenUnseen millions are lost by companies every year; the result of employees withholding the full commitment of their physical, intellectual, and emotional contributions.