Why Tackling Diversity Begins Within Management

Women on Business

Human Resources Issues Reader Submission diversity gender equality inclusion

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. Gain a better understanding of how diversity impacts your performance, and discover how diversity training with follow-up practices improves productivity and inclusion.

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

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.

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. One type of diversity that has more recently begun to receive subtle yet perceptible attention is age diversity. Age diversity in a country where federal and state laws prohibit questions about age? By Patricia Lenkov , Chair, Executive Search, N2growth.

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.

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

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.

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.”

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 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.

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.

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.”

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.

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).

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

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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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.

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.

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.

Diversity: The Key Ingredient to Building a High Performance Team

Women on Business

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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.

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?

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.

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 strategydrivenThe cost of employee turnover is staggering and yet goes largely unrecognized.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs: 3 Important Lessons On Crisis Management From the COVID-19 Pandemic By Tanveer Naseer ( @TanveerNaseer ) 3 important lessons for leaders everywhere on not just how to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, but how they can better address any crisis through their leadership. “ 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.

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?”

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.

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. The important lesson here is that building cognitively diverse teams—who develop respect for and appreciation of their evaluative/ ideator opposites—is a key to success. 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. We’re great. We know we have issues and are working on them: 18% We’re poor. We hardly know what D&I stands […]. This is only the beginning of the thought. Please click the article headline above or go to [link] for more. Career Leadership Poll

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?

3 Strategies to Build Inclusive Teams

N2Growth Blog

Encourage diversity of thought – dissenting opinions are helpful! Once a team has aligned on values and created their foundation, it is important to continually manage the norms and behaviors that make up the culture.

Survey: What Diversity and Inclusion Policies Do Employees Actually Want?

Harvard Business

Diversity Human resource management Managing people Digital ArticleIf organizations want to make progress, they need to invest in the right areas.

Talent Management and Preparing Leaders Correctly with Piet Hein Merckens

N2Growth Blog

That is a tough statistic to try to wrap your mind around, and I was interested in Piet’s opinion on how did we get to this point and how there could be some solutions to solve this talent management gap. Does your organizational strategy include talent management?

Diversity Doesn’t Stick Without Inclusion

Harvard Business

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.

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? examines the definition of diversity and inclusion by… providing a conceptual definition of diversity and inclusion. illustrating what diversity and inclusion looks like in action.

The Mistake Companies Make When They Use Data to Plan Diversity Efforts

Harvard Business

Diversity Human resource management Organizational culture Demographics Digital ArticleLack of data is no excuse for ignoring intersectionality.