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Vulnerability: The Key to Being Your Authentic Self

If you read the recent article about the BANI world we live and operate in, then you are well aware that the pandemic, the cultural shift of working from home and polarizing politics have all resulted in a more segmented way of working. It’s harder than ever for us to create a trusting work environment… Continue reading Vulnerability: The Key to Being Your Authentic Self

BANI: A Concept For How Leaders See the World

Last month, we discussed how leaders are facing more “uncertainty” than ever. They are challenged by economic issues, retention issues and dispersed teams with polarized viewpoints. They are being required to look through a VUCA lens: volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. As one Forbes contributor Jeroen Kraaijenbrink explains, “There’s a new kid on the block: BANI.… Continue reading BANI: A Concept For How Leaders See the World

Leading Inclusively in Uncertainty: Top HR Priorities for 2023

Leaders heading into 2023 are facing more “uncertainty” than ever. They are challenged by economic issues, retention issues, and dispersed teams with more polarized viewpoints than ever. Leaders are now being required to look through a VUCA lens: volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. These issues will undoubtedly shape their priorities for the New Year. Management… Continue reading Leading Inclusively in Uncertainty: Top HR Priorities for 2023

Inclusive Hiring Practices: Are They Really Inclusive?

As the pool of talent continues to expand, it is your job to be doing everything possible to interest that growing pool of potential candidates. Here are a few tips to get you started: In the efforts to have inclusive hiring practices, the process has to be rethought. According to HR Drive, recruiting and hiring… Continue reading Inclusive Hiring Practices: Are They Really Inclusive?

How Does Unconscious Bias Really Work? Neuroscientists Have the Answer

Unconscious Bias or Implicit Bias is a term that has been floating around the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion community for upwards of twenty years. Whether you have heard the term in a workplace training, news article, or in daily conversations, unconscious bias is all around us – and we all… Continue reading

Should Diversity Training Be Illegal?

By Neal Goodman, Ph.D. The state of Florida just passed a law that gives employees the right to legal challenges and lawsuits against their employers if they are subjected to workplace diversity trainings that make them uncomfortable. At least 13 states are considering similar legislation. The new law does not allow corporations to offer training… Continue reading Should Diversity Training Be Illegal?

Mental Health and the Workplace: How to Check Your Stress and Take Care of You!

If the past few years have taught us anything, it is that work and home life are more interconnected than we would like to think. With unprecedented times, it is common to rely on our coping mechanisms and push through – but is that sustainable or healthy even? Conversations about mental health, stress management, and… Continue reading Mental Health and the Workplace: How to Check Your Stress and Take Care of You!

Is My Bias Showing? The Most Common Biases

Knowing we are all biased may be a hard pill to swallow. It is not a question of if we are biased, but knowing which bias is at play is the first step to awareness. With that understanding we can then make a conscious choice to shift thinking which in turn allows us to change… Continue reading Is My Bias Showing? The Most Common Biases

Cultural Intelligence: Why it Matters in Today’s Workplace

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts are present in most modern workplaces. Following decades of research and different approaches, we have learned that inclusive workplaces are necessary for a business’s success, innovation, and sustainability in changing circumstances. Inclusivity goes beyond diversity – but having a diverse team….Continue reading

Shared Leadership: A Tool for an Inclusive Workplace

Inclusivity is a key part of an effective and vibrant workplace. We work to provide you with tools, strategies, and approaches that can help you to bring inclusivity into your team and workplace culture. Leadership is a key factor to ensure successful inclusivity. Jacque Anderson’s latest research… Continue reading