[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
Draw a line down the middle of a sheet of paper to make two columns. In one column list the qualities of the Worst Boss you have ever had. In the other column list the qualities of your Best Boss. If you are like the hundreds of people I have asked to do this in... Read More
[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
The flu season is upon us and you can get more information about it than you can blow your nose at. But when you are in the grips of the flu and you are feeling like the Grim Reaper is rapping at your door, do you care if the people making decisions about your... Read More
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
We all have implicit or "unconscious" biases that could affect who we interact with, or who we hire or in what neighbourhoods we choose to live and raise our families. More and more organizations are recognizing this reality and many are training their employees to overcome these biases or "blind spots" as Mahzarin R. Banaji,... Read More
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
"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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuuRipsd-7I&feature=plcp Dawna MacLean encourages us to be courageous enough to go outside our comfort zones and to seek out False Truths and conquer them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRQSRed58XM&feature=related When is a handshake more than a handshake? When is a nod a "yes" or a "no?"