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Generational Differences Part 5: What Do Millennials Want?

Communicating effectively is a challenge in any organization. Our communication styles vary from person to person because they're based on our preferences, needs, and expectations of ourselves and others. Communication is a challenge because some styles are compatible...

Generational Differences Part 1: Balancing the Scale

Communicating effectively is a challenge in any organization. Our communication styles vary from person to person because they're based on our preferences, needs, and expectations of ourselves and others. Communication is a challenge because some styles are compatible...

Champion Women Leaders

Is the number of women leaders trending downward? At first glance, yes – but they never did hold a large percentage of leadership roles. This isn’t about a pay gap. This is about a gender gap.

Is My Bias Showing? What Bias?

Knowing we are all biased may be a hard pill to swallow. Unconscious bias is a key component of diversity and inclusion; it impacts our workplace relationships every day. It is not a question of if we are biased, but knowing which bias is at play is the first step to...

Diversity and Inclusion in Business

ECCO International recently attended a panel discussion hosted by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal Forum.  The speakers came from the private and public sectors and consisted of three men and three women, three of whom were people of color. A few common...

Middle Managers: Diversity and Inclusion

Change is a messy business. The changes to incorporate diversity and inclusion into an organization can be even more so. The brutal fact is that about 70% of all change initiatives fail. Why?  Because in most of the cases organizational-change failures are driven by …...

How to Motivate Employees

If you’re a manager, you may be faced with the issue of how to motivate employees on a monthly, weekly or even daily basis. It turns out that there is science to support the idea that your words really do matter. What word you may ask? Together. That is the operative...

Is Your Boss a Millennial?

For those of us who are Baby Boomers, having a millennial boss (or client) is no longer outside of the realm of possibilities. Can you avoid a generational clash? How does someone from Generation Y run the show? First, let’s take a look at a few perceptions about...

The Board of Directors Pipeline

An organization’s board of directors is seldom a diverse group. In terms of inclusion, it is often filled with “people who know people.” The gender diversity facts speak for themselves. Women account for only 20% of all S&P 500 directors An average board of directors...