We quit, decided to take a year off, moved across the country to a tiny, quaint ocean side town. This is where we landed after a year of pandemic lockdowns. This is our story. … More Do we ever want to go back to our life before the pandemic?
3 different brilliant talented inspiring women leaders cried in my office,… in the same week. The reasons for their tears were as different as the women themselves. But each one of them, as their eyes welled up with tears, felt terrible about “letting emotions get the better of them”, and they apologized profusely. Why did … More Is it ok to cry at work?
Who are you in a crisis? How do you show up? Are you a giver or taker, maze or a map, island or a bridge, rainbow or a cloud? Explore this and more with the ONLY question you need to ask yourself in 2020. … More Who am I in a crisis? Soul searching for the year end 2020
What are your reflections on 2020? Join the conversation and share your insights. … More 20 Reflections on 2020
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
We all believe we appreciate diversity and are inclusive. But are we really? 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…
An annual tradition to manufacture hope, when it isn’t easy to find … More Spreading a little hope … accidentally
How to build an Inclusive Team Culture 1. Ensure each team member gets your time and attention equitably 2. Maximize the Power of 1x1s 3. Create a safe space for real dialogue 4. Make the Power of Collective Genius of the team obvious, tothem 5. Don’t assume positive intent. Explain intent. 6. Be radically data … More Inclusion Action Tip # 31
How to Eliminate Hiring Bias? 1. Create an Inclusive Job Description 2. Define requirements, in detail, in terms of situational context, and the outcomes a candidate needs to have delivered. 3. Expand sources of talent 4. Be data & evidence based and objective in your selection criteria 5. Be data & evidence based in assessing … More Inclusion Action Tip # 30
How to be an inclusive leader 1. Build your Diversity Mindset 2. Learn their stories. Know your people 3. Commit to conscious action and be inclusive at every Moment of Truth 4. Eliminate bias in hiring 5. Eliminate bias in promotion and advancement 6. Build an Inclusive Team Culture 7. Hold yourself accountable!
How to start your journey to be an Inclusive leader Lead with Respect first Learn your team members’ stories Listen. Listen. Listen. Stop the Stereotypes Don’t assume/interpret behavior. Ask why.
The 5 Organizational Dynamics that hurt Inclusion are Lack of 360 feedback culture Lack of rigor in systems and processes Lack of frontline leader education and empowerment Lack of accountability Lack of outcome focus