In your organization, how much employee input does management get before deciding a course of action? Not much? You might want to rethink that.
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Is your company inadvertently pushing good people away? Are some of your best performers leaving? If so, “adverse selection” may be at work in your organization. Have you pinpointed all the ways you are driving diversity out of your enterprise?
We humans tend to evaluate others through the lens of our own best traits. We often value people who have our same strengths and undervalue people who don’t. Are you doing this unwittingly? And if you are, what effect does it have on your team’s morale and performance?
A prospective client asked to talk with me recently. (To protect her identity, we’ll call her Lara.) Lara’s executives wanted to clarify and begin driving a leadership brand throughout the organization. What unfolded during our conversation was a plan whereby their values, credo, code of conduct, and core competencies would converge into a leadership » Read More
Do you see opposition as a problem or an opportunity? This isn’t merely spin. Our perspective can change the way we react and the types of results we generate. Jane Perdue (member profile, @thehrgoddess) posted Lead with an open mind over on Smartblog Thursday. She presented an interesting perspective on the importance of resisting temptation » Read More
Diversity. Much discussion has surrounded this small but powerful word over the past twenty years in our workplaces. So what is it? Defined at its simplest, diversity it is the sum of differences as well as similarities among and within all people added with the glorious power that comes from that truth. As a force » Read More
Sometimes, a description of what something is not helps to also describe what it is. This past week, we had another Lead Change Tulsa breakfast dialogue and the topic was Effectively Leading Diverse Organizations. Over 40 people, many new to Lead Change, joined us for this discussion. Teri Aulph (@TeriAulph) generally enlists the panelists and » Read More
TCC Department of Continuing Education and Lead Change Tulsa are hosting another breakfast leadership discussion, Effectively Leading a Diverse Organization this Thursday, June 28, at the TCC Center For Creativity, 910 S. Boston. Cost is $15, continental breakfast is included. Our Panelists Haley Buzzard Graduate Candidate at DePaul University Jesse Guardiola Career Development and Hispanic » Read More
We base our first impressions on external appearance. Grooming. Teeth. Attire. Accessories. Accent. We notice scuffs on shoes, extra pounds, and age. Then, we unconsciously jump to conclusions about the person’s potential and abilities. We decide in a split second whether individuals are competent, even before they’ve opened their mouths to speak. When we reflexively act from a prejudiced place, are we really prizing diversity?