Watch the key messages from Kim Box’s ground breaking book about the true power of diversity for any organization. This is not the same message you hear about with affirmative action but the competitive advantage of bringing together people with different backgrounds, personalities, culture, professional experiences, and many other attributes that make each of us
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If someone told me that I would walk into a small room that was minus 166 degrees Fahrenheit wearing only a t-shirt, shorts, socks/slippers, mittens and headband. I would have exclaimed, “Do you think I’m crazy?!”
The New Leadership Imperative: Top ten things you must build into your leadership toolkit to thrive in the next decade
The world is evolving at a rate that is challenging everyone to keep up! As leaders we must evolve with these changes in order to be successful. There are many dynamics that come into play in the business environment, and life in general. We have globalization of our economy which translates into many cultures coming together in organizations and throughout your customer base.
How often do we spend time reflecting and listening to our own inner thoughts in order to connect with our authentic self? I have spent a great deal of time in India for business and pleasure. On an extended visit, I spent time at the Art of Living Foundation, an ashram led by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
If you ever have the opportunity to listen to Steve Wozniak speak on the origins of Apple, his love of inventing, or anything really, take it. I had that opportunity recently and was truly inspired to hear this humble, down to earth, self-proclaimed geek!
Diverse Solutions: Involve your Customers and your Employees in Creating New Innovation for your Organization
The world is changing and evolving at a rate that is both fast and slow all at the same time. It is fast when it comes to technology and all of the effects on our daily lives. Where it is slow is when it comes to acceptance and tolerance across different cultures and people.
Today’s fast-paced business cycle demands a new approach to solving problems and moving forward. In a global world, you need employees who understand your customers and the competition. By including people of all races, ages, genders, skill sets and approaches, you multiply the resources available for any given project.
There are many forms of diversity, one very important group is young people. There are 37 million 25- to 35-year-olds who control $1.1 trillion in annual income in the US. This generation views advertising, technology and consumerism in a different way than the generations that went before them.
We must see diversity as a secret weapon to be exploited in order to build the most successful organization. And we must also acknowledge that acting based on our own authenticity is imperative to weaving together the strength of the very fabric of the organization. Join me while we explore why diversity and authenticity are now requirements for any organization that wants to succeed
The Power of Diversity to Transform your Organization
"Woven Leadership is one of the freshest concepts in the field of building a vibrant organization that will empower the reader to a new standard of excellence and performance. A must-read for all managers desiring to be their best!"- Todd Duncan, New York Times best-selling author
"Kim Box's Woven Leadership shows how much stronger you and your team will be when different types of people and talents are woven together." - Jennifer Basye Sander, New York Times best-selling author and speaker
Introduction to Woven Leadership
"It's time to start recognizing that leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, demographics and life experiences. We must see diversity as a secret weapon to be exploited in order to build the most successful organization. And we must also acknowledge that acting based on our own authenticity is imperative to weaving together the strength of the very fabric of the organization. We will explore why diversity and authenticity are now requirements for any organization that wants to succeed." - Chapter 1-Woven Leadership