Workforce Bias By Any Other Name Is Still…
“If they had funny names,” she said casually, “I would put them at the bottom of the resume pile.” We were making our way down a flight of steps, eagerly heading toward our now habitual lunch time together. I was glad she was ahead of me. I had to stop to catch my breath, and to hold the weight of her words. "Wendy" (not her [...]
When Will the Protests, the Noise in the Workplace, Finally Stop?
When Will the Protests, the Noise in the Workplace, Finally Stop? Dear Leader,Wondering when all this “Noise” will stop? When your workforce might finally focus on the work at hand again and just go back to normal? I get it. The Noise can be disturbing, disruptive, deafening. Like many other leaders, you are likely looking at your bottom line and desperately hoping these courageous conversations will [...]
You’ve Penned the Words. Now Let’s Pen the Work: About that Anti-Racism Statement…
You've Penned the Words. Now Let's Pen the Work: About that Anti-Racism Statement... Dear Leader, Want my honest opinion about these organizational statements? Here goes! In most cases, they give me pause and cause concern. From Nancy Pelosi and team cloaked in Kente cloth (they really tried...) to bold words splashed all over corporate social media accounts, some leaders are, um, doing a lil' too [...]
#PassTheBaton: Getting Through The Race Against COVID-19 Together
#PassTheBaton: Getting Through The Race Against COVID-19 Together Are you and your organization not quite ready to withstand the race against the #COVID19 crisis? Indeed, the virus is a formidable opponent. But there’s good news. This race is not a marathon meant to go at it alone. It is a relay race we can win if we leverage our competencies, share resources, and remember what matters most—each other. If [...]
Of Diversity, Inclusion, and Leadership with Teeth
Of Diversity, Inclusion, and Leadership with Teeth So you have courageously prioritized Diversity, Inclusion and Equity (DEI) and have lifted it as a strategic investment. In fact, you have made the decision to provide it the resources, time, and thoughtfulness any true organizational commitment requires. You have also embraced the fact that an effective DEI strategy will need to be holistically embedded in organizational programs, policies, [...]
Diversity Done Right…What’s in Your Leadership Luggage?
Diversity Done Right...What's in Your Leadership Luggage? Confused about diversity? I understand why... Over the past two decades, I have been afforded the opportunity to sit at countless workforce development tables. Along with numerous respected leaders, subject matter experts, and cross-sector practitioners, I've added my voice, ears, and perspective to discussions about the critical need to build Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategies in the [...]