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Receiving Feedback: A Key Skill for Inclusive Leadership

Candid feedback is pure gold for an organization. Feedback can highlight issues that may be tackled before they become major problems. Feedback from employees can lead to changes that improve employee satisfaction and retention.   But practically speaking, receiving feedback can be awkward. It’s not easy to elicit candid feedback from employees, who may fear retaliation […]

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Three Ways I Am Choosing to Grow in 2023

As the year begins, people will take time to assess goals and celebrate last year’s wins, but there will also be reflection on areas of frustration. It’s no secret that burnout and fatigue are on the rise. People are looking for organizations to lead meaningful changes regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). Many are […]

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Resolutions for DEI +Belonging with an Inclusive Equity Lens

The holidays are often a time of celebration, traditions, and resolutions. Resolutions allow us to reflect on our successes and mistakes and make new goals for the year ahead.  Here are a few tips for developing effective goals to support your DEI+Belonging efforts at work. How to convert SMART goals into SMARTIE goals SMART goals […]

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How Inclusive Leadership and Belonging Work Together

Everyone wants to be a great leader, and a great leader is an inclusive leader. Inclusive leadership starts with self-awareness. People often believe they are taking steps toward excellent leadership but inadvertently allow their biases to exclude people. As an executive coach, I train managers that inclusive leadership skills and belonging work together.  Belonging is […]

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) and Belonging Trends for 2023

Corporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) efforts have ramped up in recent years, and I expect it to continue into 2023 and beyond. This year the business world  coined the term “The Great Resignation.” As more people leave jobs to find better work-life flexibility, companies need to be proactive. Additionally, as some companies reopen […]

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How Disability Inclusion Impacts All of Us

Disabilities come in many different shapes, forms, and sizes. Some are easy to see, but many can’t be seen at all. Two in five adults aged 65 years and older have a disability, and one in four women have a disability. Almost all people have a connection to someone with a disability, or they can […]

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Giving Feedback: A Key Skill for Inclusive Leadership

’Tis the season for gratefulness, thanks, and feedback. At this time of the year, many managers are completing self-assessments or preparing for year-end performance reviews.  Leaders often dread when it is time for the performance reviews. It’s awkward to tell employees they need to improve, and it’s often challenging to hear about areas of improvement. […]

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Building Trust and Inclusion in the Hybrid Workplace

Trust and communication are the basic foundations for any relationship, including those in the workplace. Creating open lines of communication and building trust with your employees is a significant step toward building a safe, inclusive, and efficient work environment. Here are a few ways to foster inclusion and build trust with your employees, especially when […]

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How to Create an Inclusive Workplace During the Holidays

Holidays are important to many people. They hold traditions, emotions, and cultural significance. In workplaces, it’s important to be mindful of all holidays and celebrate them in a meaningful and inclusive way for all employees and create cultural learning opportunities. Here are five ways to create an inclusive workplace during the holiday season.  Ask Employees […]

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Reviewing Your DEI Successes Now, Helps Plan for Next Year

While the calendar is telling us that summer is wrapping up, most organizations have reviewed mid-year goals and have started looking toward priorities for the new year. The year-end planning will help set the tone and budget for an organization to make realistic goals and take advantage of successes and lessons learned from the last […]

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Receiving Feedback: A Key Skill for Inclusive Leadership

Candid feedback is pure gold for an organization. Feedback can highlight issues that may be tackled before they become major problems. Feedback from employees can lead to changes that improve employee satisfaction and retention.   But practically speaking, receiving feedback can be awkward. It’s not easy to elicit candid feedback from employees, who may fear retaliation […]

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Three Ways I Am Choosing to Grow in 2023

As the year begins, people will take time to assess goals and celebrate last year’s wins, but there will also be reflection on areas of frustration. It’s no secret that burnout and fatigue are on the rise. People are looking for organizations to lead meaningful changes regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). Many are […]

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Resolutions for DEI +Belonging with an Inclusive Equity Lens

The holidays are often a time of celebration, traditions, and resolutions. Resolutions allow us to reflect on our successes and mistakes and make new goals for the year ahead.  Here are a few tips for developing effective goals to support your DEI+Belonging efforts at work. How to convert SMART goals into SMARTIE goals SMART goals […]

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