Diversity Inertia

[caption id="attachment_596" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Diversity Inertia = Competing Priorities + Comfort Zones[/caption] Newton's first law -- the law of inertia -- states that an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion. The same law can be applied to diversity and inclusion programs in organizations. Diversity inertia occurs when... Read More

Knowing Yourself to Help Others

[caption id="attachment_573" align="alignleft" width="123"] What do you see? A vase or two faces?[/caption] Many people and organizations are becoming more interested in implicit or unconscious bias and the role it plays in our interaction with those who are different. Just like "mindbugs" that trick the brain into seeing things that aren't there, we also have... Read More

Diversity, Inclusion Boost Innovation, Organizational Strength

Diversity, Inclusion Boost Innovation, Organizational Strength Diversity and Inclusion was the focus of the recent Credit Union Leadership Forum Edu-Leader learning event for senior leaders to increase organizational effectiveness.  Stuart Levine writes that leaders face many challenges to diversity and inclusion. Often the most important one is insider/outsider dynamics within the organization. "Insiders, who are... Read More

Be it Resolved….or Not

Many people make resolutions at the start of the New Year.  Some people, however, avoid them at all costs; after all, they say, “Ill just break them any way.” Just visit a local health club and you'll see a significant increase in memberships, as promises are made to lose weight or to lead healthier lifestyles.Making... Read More

Peel District School Board will change hiring and promotion practices

"Throughout our discussions with employees ......it was evident that many staff lack confidence in the ability of the current academic and business hiring process to ensuring hiring based on merit rather than relationships." From Peel School Board Report http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/education/article/1318714--peel-school-board-launches-plan-to-hire-on-the-basis-of-merit-not-nepotism