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Category Archives: Diversity

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Young Women Leaders: The Future looks Bright!

Last week I had the honor of spending a couple of hours with two amazing young ladies thanks to an introduction by my friend John Kunhart – thanks John! First let me describe Sara, a student at MIT studying Math and Computer Science. She is spending the upcoming summer in New Zealand as one of the programmers for the special effects for the Hobbit movie that is being filmed on location – how cool is that?!

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Working Mothers: There are many choices for women and men who work and have families

There are a myriad of choices to be made that can work for women in the workforce and for men as well. By automatically dismissing women who chose to have families as viable contributors to the organization, you lose the value of bringing diverse talent and perspectives to the business challenges.

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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.

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Leading Change: Make Sure you Listen to Dissention to Stay Grounded

Leading an organization during change is challenging, you need to be open and inclusive to get creative ideas and solutions from those closest to the business at hand. While leading large transformation projects during my career in the IT Industry I would want to understand all the angles and barriers we would face in execution.

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Accountability Drives Results: Create a Plan with Targets and Hold Regular Reviews on the Progress

We have all seen charismatic leaders who have an uncanny ability to draw people to them, yet without clear directions and goals, structured review and accountability, they fail. Creating a structure with objectives and targets that are well understood by everyone on the team and having those objectives and targets cascade throughout the organization is the foundation of a winning framework.

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Diversity at all Levels: Building the Diversity of the Organization is Important with all Levels

Building diversity is everyone’s responsibility. Anyone who has the job to build a team or organization has an opportunity to craft the diversity by how they chose individuals who will be part of the group. We often think of just the top leaders or executives as responsible for the diversity of a large organization.

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Woven Leadership – The Power of Diversity to Transform your Organization for Success

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.

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Fresh Perspective – Keep Young People in the Mix of Your Organization

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.

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Diversity Must be Built from the Bottom Up of an Organization

Building diversity is everyone’s responsibility. The leader, whether a program manager, first line or middle manager, or executive, all play a part and need to welcome a wide range of input from other team members. Managers have to be willing to put in the time to recruit and nurture diverse employees. The biggest roadblock to the flow of

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Diversity Leadership- Bringing Together Different Points of View to Drive Innovation

Diversity leadership is the art and science of bringing people with different ways of looking at the world together to weave creative solutions. An important challenge for today’s leader is to stress the positives of colorful, inclusive teams while smoothing out issues…