Some resources, recommendations and links…

A quick post to share a few things that I might not have mentioned here in the past… I have done a couple of webinars with the good folks over at BrightTALK, and they are both available for viewing at your convenience: Team Genius: Do You Understand What Makes a Talented Team? Got Bias? How   [Read More…]

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Inclusion?

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What do you think you know about those people?

Stereotypes (which, unfortunately, a whole bunch of us think we are immune to because we are “good people”) are at the root of a lot of dysfunctional stuff that happens in the space between us. When you believe you know something about someone based on the social groups they belong to (or that you believe they   [Read More…]

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Difference makes a difference.

I get told from time to time that we should only talk about certain kinds of difference. People have actually gotten angry at me for suggesting that diversity means difference (which it does), and that difference takes many forms. If the dictionary offends you please take it up with the dictionary people. More often than   [Read More…]

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Managing Differences: Extroverts & Introverts

Source: topmanagementdegrees.com

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What gets in?

I grew up in NW Iowa, and we used to enjoy making fun of our neighboring states, especially Nebraska. If someone from our class was visiting Nebraska for some reason, we would say “don’t get caught trying to cross the state line with any books, or they will get confiscated!” Maybe you needed to be   [Read More…]

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Assimilation vs. Inclusion

For most organizations, inclusion remains a vague, abstract idea. This is why it is so easy to find leaders quick to proclaim how inclusive they (and their organization) are, yet cannot explain what that actually means. One of the tools I like to use in making inclusion a more tangible thing comes from a wonderful   [Read More…]

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Keep calm and mark your calendar…

A few things I want to let you know about: Got Bias? How Unconscious Bias is Compromising your Commitment to Talent webinar | February 26, 11:00am CST | register here  Regardless of our intentions, values and beliefs, we often automatically jump to conclusions. In talent management, this can cause more damage than simply a prolonged   [Read More…]

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“Aren’t you discriminating against racists?”

Hey, how are ya? My last post was built around the idea that there are two primary barriers to realizing greater equality in an organization, a community, or a society: 1- People that do not want or believe in equality, and 2- The rest of us. Then I went on to focus on the second   [Read More…]

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Intention is not enough. The truth about bias.

So I have been blathering on and on about beliefs and equality in my last few posts, and I would now like to continue said blathering. I see two great challenges in pursuing greater equality: 1- People that do not want, or believe in, equality. I used to think that this was a pretty small   [Read More…]

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