Tag Archive for: leadership

Rethinking DEI in an Era of Outrage

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Efforts to improve DEI could benefit from less yelling and more thinking. Is DEI a long-overdue solution for centuries of prejudice or a diabolical power grab by underqualified progressives? Is it a way to enable a more empowered and effective…

Advancing DEI With More Psychological Safety and Authenticity 

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In Part 1 of this two-part series, I wrote about identifying and removing toxic elements from diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. However, it isn’t just DEI’s combative issues or toxic approaches that can be problematic. Crudely spotlighting diversity and asking employees to take part in the process of enhancing it can cause threats to safety . . .

Detoxifying DEI: How to Clean Up the Reality and Perception of DEI

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As complaints about ill effects fuel criticism of diversity, equity, and inclusion—and companies “rebrand” their efforts to render them less obtrusive—is DEI destined to follow ESG in becoming the “latest dirty word in corporate America”?  

In The Age Of AI, Critical Thinking Is More Needed Than Ever

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Critical thinking is needed to ensure that AI implementation is successful. The rise of AI has proven to be a watershed moment in history, with countless arguments for and against its use in practically every industry and use case conceivable.…

One More Time: Why Diversity Leads To Better Team Performance

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Diversity has several established benefits to team performance. Discussions on diversity in the workplace can be heated and contentious. All too often, we see attitudes toward diversity in the workplace shift like a pendulum, as the explosion…

From Citi To Meta, Companies Cutting Manager Roles Need A New Management Model

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It is said that a leader’s effectiveness comes down to their behavior. But what leaders value can be as important. After all, behavior is often a means to an end.

These 8 Levers Of Organizational Culture Will Drive Great Performance

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Certain areas of organizational culture can act as levers on performance when managed appropriately. Forty-six percent of business leaders say that culture drives employee productivity, engagement and retention — and 90% say…

The Office’s Rainn Wilson on meaning and happiness

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Rainn Wilson was a late bloomer: he landed the role of Dwight Schrute on “The Office” after over a decade of struggling as an actor. But success didn’t solve all of his problems — and it even created some new ones. In this live…

Do we really need to ‘move fast and break things’?

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From “move fast and break things” to “hacker culture,” Silicon’s Valley’s mantras over the past two decades have seemingly encouraged employees to cast aside moral concerns in pursuit of innovation. Perhaps due to this mindset,…
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Workplace Political Polarization

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Political polarization in the United States is increasing more rapidly than among other democratic-style governments (Brown University, 2020; Pew Research, 2014) and becoming more problematic in terms of workplace civility and productivity…