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How to be an Inclusive Leader

Being a leader is difficult and being an inclusive leader is even more challenging for most. We know that there is a strong business case for diversity, but you may have also read articles that state diversity is not the key to success. Why are there so many...

How to Change Company Culture: Starts with Inclusion

As diversity and inclusion experts, we are often asked to conduct cultural assessments to determine the level of diversity and inclusion within an organization. One of the questions we often ask is for participants to describe their organizational culture in one...

Inclusion in the Workplace

In a previous article, we discussed why diversity is so important for organizations and the errors company leaders make when focusing on diversity. Simply put, diversity without inclusion is harmful. Creating innovative, forward thinking, successful businesses starts...

Business Case for Diversity

In the current era of globalization, there is a growing need for diversity within businesses. There is a current call for organizations to look inward to determine how to become more diverse. However, while there is growing acceptance that diversity is necessary for...

On the Insurrection of the Capitol

Privilege of Color or Not Being Taken Seriously? A response to The New Yorker article entitled "The Capital Invaders Enjoyed Privilege of Not Being Taken Seriously" by Masha Gessen **This article is in response to the article published by The New Yorker entitled "The...

What Do Your Values Say About Your Leadership?

Patrick Lencioni may have said it best in his book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (2002), when he stated “If you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any...

Inclusion Should NOT be a Priority

Thirty to forty years ago organizations were just beginning to focus on diversity. Since then many people think progress has been made to diversify the workplace and now organizations are focusing on diversity and inclusion, and if they are really savvy, equity....

5 Tips to Creating an Inspirational Vision, Mission, and Values

Everyone wants to wake up each morning and look forward to the activities of the day. No one wants to wake up and dread going to work, but, unfortunately, too many people do just that. They wake up, wishing they didn’t have to go to work and spending the rest of the...

Focus on Work-Life Balance to Increase Employee Effectiveness

One of the biggest challenges of having a family, healthy social life, and promising career is finding time to do it all. There has been an increasing focus on establishing healthy work-life balances throughout the past several years. While this balance looks...

Does Your Leadership Promote a Work-Life Balance for Your Staff?

We know that too many individuals are overworked and do not have enough time or energy to spend with their families, taking care of themselves, and rejuvenating. Especially in American culture, the 40-hour work week seems to be reserved only for those who are paid...