I was Unproductive for a Month, and That’s OK

I remember listening to a talk by Simon Sinek at the beginning of the pandemic. He said, “no one has the emotional strength to avoid the pain of trauma – any trauma… A dear friend of mine who is active duty military explained to me that every member of the military who goes to combatContinue reading “I was Unproductive for a Month, and That’s OK”

Take Action On Engagement

The only constant is change.   COVID-19 has not only transformed the way businesses work (as well as how people within those businesses work) but has also completely uprooted the models and core principles businesses were founded on. It has also changed consumer preferences and normalized practices that were previously considered to be on the fringeContinue reading “Take Action On Engagement”

Increase Your Leadership Agility

We are almost halfway through 2021. One thing is for certain – leadership looks a great deal different than even from last year. It’s understandable that leaders feel extra pressure to perform financially and to keep employees happy (and employed). Leaders must understand how to engage and unlock the individual potential of their employees. BeingContinue reading “Increase Your Leadership Agility”

2. Add “Champions of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” To Your Core Competency

This is part 2 of a 3-part series. Read the introduction and part 1. Obviously, it’s not as easy as it sounds. This may be the hardest of the three steps. It takes a great deal of dedicated time, intentionality, and leadership support to achieve inclusion. One DEI training is not a panacea. In fact, there’sContinue reading “2. Add “Champions of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” To Your Core Competency”

1. Revamp Your Recruitment and Interview Process to Mitigate Bias

This is part 1 of a 3-part series. You can find the introduction here. In order to attain a racially inclusive and equitable workforce, institutions must track internal demographic data, define targeted goals to attract a diverse applicant pool, eliminate bias in the hiring process, and develop a culture that retains workers of color atContinue reading “1. Revamp Your Recruitment and Interview Process to Mitigate Bias”

3 Steps to Building an Antiracist Organization

It’s impossible to disrupt our biases all the time because it’s human nature. The best and most effective way to fight racial inequity is to DISMANTLE it systemically. Systemic solutions address root issues by eliminating the way systems create and perpetuate racially inequitable outcomes. When we put race-explicit, outcome-oriented structure in place, we change theContinue reading “3 Steps to Building an Antiracist Organization”

Are they unwilling or unable?

Leaders often feel guilty when they decide to terminate an employee. You are unhappy with the performance of an employee, but you have difficulty deciding if and when to terminate that employee. This leads to stress and anxiety for you and continued poor performance by the employee. One simple and powerful question to ask yourselfContinue reading “Are they unwilling or unable?”