Why Have We Stopped Talking About Diversity At Work?

Let's Grow Leaders

The main topic was diversity. We clearly needed that diversity program. Perhaps you remember the “diversity” era. If I were running LGL in the 1990s, I’m quite sure “diversity” would be all over my website. Is diversity handled?

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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Why Diversity Has Become A Problem

The Leadership Advisor

It’s quite unfortunate that the rally cry for diversity has companies scrambling to make sure that they appear diverse to the outsider. A significant percentage of companies have developed informal “quotas&# to make sure they are a diverse organization.

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?”

What's So Great About Diversity?


The issue of diversity in the workplace continues to be a challenge for many organizations.

More on Tolerance - The Rewards of Diversity

Building Personal Strength

Humanity is diverse. They valued my participation because I evaluated their program, got things organized and kept them on schedule. It will be a stretch, but making your life experience more diverse will enrich you and complete you. Tolerance isn’t always so easy.

Organizational Performance Measures Best Practice 24 – Diverse Metric Groupings

Strategy Driven

When developing the picture of organizational performance, many leaders view their metrics in clusters aligned with the organization’s hierarchical structure. You just finished reading Organizational Performance Measures Best Practice 24 - Diverse Metric Groupings !

4 Ways Leaders Can Change An Organization’s Culture

Tanveer Naseer

As simple as it sounds, this approach will not only accelerate the behavior change that matters most, but also evolve and align your culture more effectively than forcing a major and potentially disruptive culture change effort on a broadly diverse global organization.

Referent Groups and Diversity

Marshall Goldsmith

The concept of referent group can be a useful tool for understanding many differences in organizations, both on a global and local scale. As our organizations become more global and more diverse, it becomes more critical that leaders understand how different referent groups can impact behavior. Younger people tend to have less identification with the organization as a referent group, while older, more tenured employees tend to have more corporate identification.

How To Discover Your Organization’s Next Big Growth Opportunities

Tanveer Naseer

One of them is the ability to look at your organization not as a collection of business units but as a portfolio of embedded competencies and assets that can potentially be repurposed, redeployed, or recombined to create new value.

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. But enrolling others in creating a culture of inclusion requires that you present a clear business case that fits your industry and organization.

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. But enrolling others in creating a culture of inclusion requires that you present a clear business case that fits your industry and organization.

High Performing Organizations

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Despite the diverse range of industries--business, sports, technology, finance, education, and the arts--each of these successful institutions share a common bond: they are world-class industry leaders and have repeatedly outperformed their competition. "At The authors have sought to highlight those lessons that leaders of other organizations can learn from these institutions to put into practice themselves. People Defining a behavioral code for the organization.

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. Organizations provide the place to shine, and leaders can empower the mindset. What drives leadership performance?

Geoffrey Moore on Zone to Win: An interview by Bob Morris

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Diversity Is Useless Without Inclusivity

Harvard Business Review

Over the past decade, organizations have worked hard to create diversity within their workforce. Diversity can bring many organizational benefits, including greater customer satisfaction, better market position, successful decision-making, an enhanced ability to reach strategic goals, improved organizational outcomes , and a stronger bottom line. There are many reasons that inclusion has proved so difficult for most organizations to achieve. Diversity

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.

Leadership and Diversity Tulsa June 28

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Workplace Issues TCC Department of Continuing Education and Lead Change Tulsa are hosting another breakfast leadership discussion, Effectively Leading a Diverse Organization this Thursday, June 28, at the TCC Center For Creativity, 910 S. Leadership Development Workplace Issues breakfast diversity Local groups Tulsa

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

Lead Change Blog

3) Encourage healthy debate and diversity of thought , opinion, and perspective. Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. Diversity creates dissent, and you need that. Leadership Development diversity facts paradox post-truth

“Wellth” is the New Wealth

Strategy Driven

Businesses that want to help their employees avoid burnout can provide unique experiences, such as sponsoring a company cycling team or organizing regular outdoor retreats. Wealth has historically been viewed as financial success in business that translates to success in life.

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.

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

* 6 Ideas About Creating Organizations That Value Ideas

You're Not the Boss of Me

I think this is also true of business organizations. So, the question, (or at least one of them) is, how do we build organizations that actively value idea creation and development? Learn to encourage and value diverse opinion ~ People look at things based on their own experiences and biases. To generate ideas that are future oriented we must invite diversity into our conversations. John Cage once said, “ I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas.

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.

Four Types of Meetings that Lead to Effective Organizations


The quality of an organization’s meetings often suggests the quality of the organization’s overall work. Like effective organizations, effective meetings have clearly defined roles and objectives. by Gary Cohen. Four Types of Meetings & Their Objectives.

5 Critical Factors For Building The Right Team

Tanveer Naseer

The same set of ideas applies to other organizations, whether they are in the business, non-profit, or government arena. Cultural fit means matching people together AND matching people to the situation and organization itself. A more diverse team likely would have done much better.

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The Language Of Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

These days, we talk a lot about the benefits of embracing diversity in the workplace. Of how intermingling people of different cultures, beliefs and nationalities can allow us to tap into the diversity of thoughts, ideas, and perspectives that go with these unique demographic elements.

The Biases That Punish Racially Diverse Teams

Harvard Business Review

Tech companies, banks, consulting firms, you name it — all are scrambling to create diverse and inclusive environments. But despite pouring millions of dollars annually into diversity efforts, organizations sometimes fail to capture the benefits that diverse groups reportedly offer.

Does Your Leadership Bring Out The Best In Those You Lead?

Tanveer Naseer

While it’s unfortunate that we even have to consider or discuss such issues in today’s organizations, it does serve as a potent reminder of an even larger issue that affects all employees, and not just those who belong to a particular minority group.

Risk Management Best Practice 5a – Monitoring for Organization-Wide Performance Risk Associated with Large Capital Projects

Strategy Driven

Large capital projects represent a significant investment on the part of an organization and can therefore impact, either positively or negatively, the company’s financial position, if not its viability.

Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse

Harvard Business Review

Looking at the executive teams we work with as consultants and those we teach in the classroom, increased diversity of gender, ethnicity, and age is apparent. Received wisdom is that the more diverse the teams in terms of age, ethnicity, and gender, the more creative and productive they are likely to be. But having run the execution exercise around the world more than 100 times over the last 12 years, we have found no correlation between this type of diversity and performance.

Corporate Diversity Initiatives Should Include White Men

Harvard Business Review

Thus most of the work of diversity and inclusion approaches in companies to date has focused on empowering the “out” groups or training the “in” groups about their unconscious biases. Who is calling whom diverse? How many times have I heard executives refer to the fact that they have several “diverse candidates” for a job? This weirdly common expression is meant to cover women and the range of minorities listed in diversity approaches.

Diversity Efforts Fall Short Unless Employees Feel That They Belong

Harvard Business Review

Over the past decade, technology companies and their leaders have launched diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives, hoping to make employees of all backgrounds and experiences feel welcome in our industry. Diversity Organizational culture Managing people Digital Article

Why Hiring for Cultural Fit Can Thwart Your Diversity Efforts

Harvard Business Review

She was talking about her company’s vision of diversity. As someone who has studied diversity for a long time, what she said was music to my ears. We might be creating a situation in which companies will be very diverse in appearance, but intrinsically homogenous.

Find Out if Your Message Attracts or Detracts

Strategy Driven

Do you have a team or are part of an organization where topics come up that take you out of your comfort zone? Your willingness to build a culture of open communication is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your organization.

How U.S. Army Basic Training Turns Diverse Groups into Teams

Harvard Business Review

We know that diverse teams are more creative and productive than homogenous teams, but how do you get individuals who aren’t alike working together smoothly? As a result, his team members asked him for guidance on how to organize their wall lockers to pass future inspections.

Women and Minorities Are Penalized for Promoting Diversity

Harvard Business Review

Likewise, Rosalind Brewer, an African-American woman and Sam’s Club CEO, was called racist for advocating for diversity. We defined diversity-valuing behavior as that which promotes demographic balance within organizations. Diversity Gender Race Digital Article

Leveling the Playing Field

Great Leadership By Dan

There is a certain amount of wishful thinking when a new employee comes on in an organization. Absolutely, awareness of these is critical to improve the lack of inclusion and diversity in organizations. bias diversity inclusion Rosalie Chamberlain

Adverse selection: 6 ways employers repel top talent

Lead Change Blog

If so, “adverse selection” may be at work in your organization. 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?