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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Listening: Examples from Great Leaders

As a leader, the ability to listen to those around you is critical – and listening goes far beyond hearing. Listening is a skill that has to be learned and honed. Like all skills, we can learn much from leaders of the past who mastered the practice. Nelson Mandela, who was known for listening to …

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How Your Leaders Need to Support Women as Allies

Painting by Rebecca Ripley With Women’s History month, we encourage you to gain a deeper understanding of the women around you. What is their experience in your workplace and how might you become an effective ally? With greater self-awareness, we can all learn to model behaviors and institute practices that advocate for women and others …

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Why Leaders Are Failing at Holding Ongoing Equity & Inclusion Dialogues

As you reflect on events over the last 18 months, what is top of mind? Besides Covid-19, we are reminded of political unrest, cyberattacks, natural disasters (hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, etc.), Afghanistan US withdrawal, climate change, supply chain disruptions and ongoing racial and social justice issues. This is not a very upbeat list, so we need …

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How Supply Chain Diversification Benefits Organizations

Supply Chains are feeling the impact of the pandemic, natural disasters and cyber-attacks. There have been major delays in orders for PPE and safety supplies, as well as operational supplies and equipment, which have disrupted organizations’ supply chains across the country. While we once took availability for granted, we now understand the critical role of supply …

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Overcome Diverse Talent Barriers: Serve as a Mentor or Sponsor

Harriet Tubman showed remarkable courage as a servant leader; she led more than three hundred fellow slaves to freedom after first escaping herself. Not content to simply enjoy her own freedom, she journeyed back into slave territory 19 times to guide friends, family and strangers to freedom. Servant leaders today, who follow Ms. Tubman’s stellar …

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Leaders, Don’t Make the Same DE&I Mistakes

As a nation, our differences create a rich tapestry of influences, innovations, insights and perspectives. Yet all around us, we see increasing attacks on Asian Americans, Blacks, Hispanics and people of differing religions and cultures. Many of our colleagues, family members and friends live in fear, anxiety and uncertainty. Some might say, “We’re doing better …

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