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Characteristics of an Inclusive Workplace: Leaders need it simplified!

When it comes to leading a team that displays characteristics of an inclusive workplace, leaders are confused. There are so many theories on the best type of leadership and the best type of measures. Which one should they pick?  Let’s explore what it means to be inclusive, the benefits around, and the characteristics of an inclusive … Read More

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Understand Career Sponsorship of Women

Let’s talk about career sponsorship.   Career sponsorship is a long-term, hands-on commitment to encouraging, fighting for and creating advancement opportunities for high-potential individuals.  The Sponsor Effect, a research report published by the Center for Work-Life Policy notes that men are more likely than women to have sponsors throughout their career. As a result, they are likely to receive more promotions and career opportunities. By contrast, women often … Read More

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Making Money or Creating an Inclusive Culture?

I know times are tough and creating an inclusive culture may not be on the agenda for many organisations. Most are in the mode of restructure after restructure and redundancies. And there is constant pressure to meet budgets and make more money. It’s worth mentioning, though we won’t spend a lot of time covering it, … Read More

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Think Differently About Inclusive Mentoring

Inclusive structured workplace mentoring means you don’t have to rely on ‘chemistry’ for success OR excellent mentoring skills, experience and training. Meaning what? The relationship can’t fall flat! Structured inclusive mentoring provides consistent results It also means that you have a consistent approach for all mentors and mentees. This increases the chances of overall success … Read More

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Diversity Councils: The What, Why, and How

Diversity councils comprised of employee representatives from throughout the business are often not as productive as we think! I have established a number of diversity councils over the years. I have also been the ‘external’ helping to support and guide these councils. Twelve years ago, ‘best practice’ for diversity councils involved gathering a bunch of … Read More