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…
Unconscious biases are enabled by lack of facts and data, and over reliance on biased information sources. Strengthen your objectivity and analytical capability, distinguish fact from fiction, fact check and rely on multiple reputable sources of unbiased information. Start this week!
It is a choice to be consciously inclusive or hide behind unconscious bias. What are you choosing today?
We can further Inclusion one conversation, one action, one decision at a time. There are a million ways to further the agenda that are within our control. What will you do to further Inclusion today?
Seek out Diverse Reverse Mentors. They can help us explore different perspectives, stories, realities and understand challenges of those different from us, and how we can help. Try this: Identify a Diverse reverse mentor in your team. Give them the license to be brutally honest. Start this week!
Seek Diverse Role Models in the Everyday Heroes around us, not just in distant famous people or celebrities. Covid-19 shone a spotlight on these frontline heroes, and their impact in our lives. Try this: Identify a diverse role model in your vicinity and what you want to learn from them. Start this week!
Create space for conversation. Ask open ended questions, explore the topic, don’t assume the answer, further the conversation. Statements like “we’ve always done it this way”, “we’ve tried this before”, “this won’t work here” are idea killers. Try this : In your next team meeting, try your best to further the conversation, rather than throttle it.
Surround sound ideas of Diverse talent. Repeat it, build on it, highlight its value, continue the dialogue, call attention to it. Diverse talent often find their ideas discounted and dismissed without adequate consideration. Try this : In your team meeting, listen for good ideas, and amplify. Start today!
Credit ideas to the right person – Identify the source of the idea, mention their name, highlight their idea. If an idea is wrongly credited to you, say so! Diverse talent often find their ideas credited to others. Try this : Actively credit ideas to the right person in team meetings. Start today!
The Network Gap has a disproportionate impact on Diverse talent. Reach out to Diverse colleagues, Open your Networks to them, Connect them with key stakeholders. Make a connection! Start this week!
The Sponsorship Gap has a disproportionate impact on our diverse colleagues. Become a Vocal Sponsor. Advocate for them, Recommend for jobs, Connect them with Opportunity. Start this week!