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?
An annual tradition to manufacture hope, when it isn’t easy to find … More Spreading a little hope … accidentally
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
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