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How to Self-censor to Avoid Saying the “Wrong” Thing

“A basic tenet of healthy democracy is open dialogue and transparency.” — Peter Fenn “A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.” — Dalai Lama During WWII, soldiers’ letters were censored with a stamp of approval before being mailed home. The allies feared that sensitive information might get into enemy hands. …

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What 6 Case Studies Say About Our Results

At Innolect, our Innovative Intelligence® approach is the foundation for all of our services, books, and assessments. Our green “O” symbolizes our commitment to infuse fresh, creative, innovative ideas into everything we do. Designed by global thought leaders, our methodologies are manifested in collaboration with others and represent the synergy of learning and change. Using …

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Do You Have the Courage to be a Radical Empathizer?

Even during the pandemic, star athletes physically and psychologically prepare for their next athletic challenge. Just as athletes prepare for marathons, triathlons, the gridiron and other physical contests, leaders need to prepare for difficult or challenging situations. Today, many leaders and managers tell us that they’re afraid to start a conversation or dialogue about racial …

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The Importance of Listening

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” — Bryant H. McGill With more people talking and fewer people listening, we need leaders at the top who ensure all voices are heard. Leaders who fail to listen increase litigation risks, lower employee engagement, reduce innovative ideas …

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Staying Connected: Overcome Anxiety of Going It Alone

To demonstrate the power and strength gained through collaboration, we brought thin metal rods to a team in conflict. We gave one rod to each team member and asked each person to bend their rod. The rods bent easily. Next, we gave one team member ten rods bound together and asked her to bend those. …

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Building an Inclusive Workplace from the OutsideIN

Most organizations work diligently to recruit a diverse workforce, with a range of ages, abilities, ethnicities, religions and worldviews. Identifying and hiring talent with such diverse backgrounds and characteristics is an accomplishment. Once hired, you can check off that Diversity & Inclusion box, right? Not so fast! Having a diverse workforce is only half of …

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