Try approaching diversity like you would safety

When I work with organizations – especially in the energy sector – it’s clear that safety is a priority and there are systems and mechanisms in place to ensure that things happen in a safe way. And when things aren’t happening as they should be, a safety dashboard provides a transparent and simple way to flag issues. It works because the business depends on it – and, of course, it is the right thing to do.  […]

By |2021-05-20T03:14:35-05:00May 20th, 2021|Leading|0 Comments

When you get to the top, don’t forget to send the elevator down

There are many variations on the theme of this saying (I also like: when you climb the wall, throw the rope back) that speak to using our own success and good fortune to help others.  You’ve worked hard to get where you are and now it’s time to elevate (pun intended!) your own goals by helping others because great leaders create leaders.  […]

By |2021-05-06T06:25:54-05:00May 6th, 2021|Leading|0 Comments

How to double down on your support for women in the workforce

The impacts of crises are never gender-neutral, and COVID-19 is no exception – that’s the bleak assertion of UN Women (the United Nations entity charged with championing gender equality). For countless women in economies of every size, along with losing income, the unpaid care and domestic work burden has exploded. In January of this year, 275,000 women left the U.S workforce (compared with 70,000 men).  […]

By |2021-04-25T05:43:15-05:00March 24th, 2021|Leading|0 Comments

The 3 B’s of Inclusive Leadership: Beliefs, Biases and Behaviors

We show up to work as our 'whole selves' and, in many ways, this is a good thing. Authenticity is important to well-being and pretending to be someone you’re not is an emotional drain. But with that also comes the challenge of respecting - and actively seeking out - those who are different from us. This is what it means to practice inclusive leadership - creating a space where different views, perspectives, and experiences are embraced.  Within us lies the [...]

By |2021-01-29T09:40:12-06:00January 28th, 2021|Leading|1 Comment

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