Every decision we make on the road to a final selection, is a conscious choice to either be inclusive or not. We have an opportunity, and a responsibility, to be intentional and deliberate about each of these micro- decisions, that leads up to the final hiring decision. … More How to eliminate bias in hiring
Inclusion is the Power of Collective Genius, and you have the key to unlock it. It is about Moments of Truth – critical interactions with people where you come across as inclusive, or not. Here are practical tips, simple and clear conscious actions that will help you build an inclusive team culture. … More How to build an Inclusive Team Culture
Inclusion is about the Power of Collective Genius that fosters innovation, problem solving, and unlocks progress. It is having the power to drive positive change. You think you are inclusive, but are you? Here are 5 tips to start your journey to be an inclusive leader. … More How to be an inclusive leader – Part 1
The only solution to Unconscious Bias is Conscious Action. We need to stop hiding behind Unconscious Bias. We are not shackled by our biases, we are shackled by our inaction. The journey to Equality has to start with an honest look in the mirror. Join me in exploring our Diversity Quotient. … More What is your Diversity Quotient?
Deeply impacted by #georgefloyd #ahmaudarbery. How can we possibly treat each other like this? I am reflecting on how we can be a force for good, in these times. Spending a day volunteering in a prison, taught me about the Power of Respect and how core it is to strengthen the fabric of society. … More Respect Equality. Respect Life.
COVID-19 has forced us into the largest experiment of remote working in human history. How we show up as leaders is more important than ever. Here are 5 tips to lead teams remotely. … More 5 tips to lead a high performing team remotely
Having interviewed over a thousand leaders, here are my takeaways on 3 key messages to balance in an interview. … More Ace a job interview with 3 clear messages
Do toxic bosses thrive in toxic cultures or do they create it? Do they enable each other? Your comments to my article on Toxic bosses made me reflect… … More 9 signs your workplace is toxic…and bad for you…
A Google search on ‘Toxic Boss’ generates almost 58 million hits! If you have a toxic boss, should you leave? A recent conversation with a friend was a wake up call for me. … More 5 signs your boss is toxic… and bad for you
A little over a decade ago, I made a decision that would change my life and those of my family. I decided to take on an international move. Once the initial adrenalin of making the decision subsided, I was plagued with doubt, second guessed my decision, made a million lists of pros and cons, researched … More An international assignment is a must-have, and here’s why…
Lead with Respect. Start with curiosity. When we are curious, we are open…to learn, to question, to understand, to see different sides of the story, to discover our similarities rather than obsess over our differences. Open mind, open heart! Try this: Ask yourself ; “What can I learn from this person?”. Focusing on the positive … More Inclusion Action Tip # 5
Stereotypes are the enemy of Inclusion They prevent us from seeing people as individuals, and reduce unique individuals to a simple demographic. In our inextricably interconnected world, we are shaped by varied influences, and we are all much more than our nationality, race, gender or religion. Try this : List all the stereotypes you know, … More Inclusion Action Tip # 4
Stereotypes are Reckless. Here’s why. Female stereotypes label half of the world’s population, Asian stereotypes are about ~4.6 billion people, Racial/ ‘people of color’ stereotypes label > 6 billion people, Millennial and Gen Z stereotypes label > 60% of the world! Ask yourself: Can any stereotype be remotely accurate when it refers to more … More Inclusion Action Tip # 3
Inclusion starts with listening. Listening is the ability to capture the spoken word, along with the underlying meaning, emotion, and intent. Try this : In your next conversation, understand what the person is saying, why they are saying it, how they are feeling and what are they looking for, from you. Cross -check your understanding … More Inclusion Action Tip # 2
Inclusion is about unlocking the Power of Collective Genius It is not just about seat at the table, being heard or feeling wanted, it is about having the power to drive change