As organizations and their leadership continue to evolve and develop strategies for engaging their people ever more deeply in work, an important notion has developed which by some, is seen as the key to the puzzle to find the source of “purpose” connected to that work, then to establish that as the motivation or “driver” […]
Krista Deguffroy is Director of Inclusion and Compliance at SEI and is responsible for ensuring equality, equity, and belonging in the changing workforce of financial services. We asked her to share her and SEI’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) story with us as part of our ongoing focus on chief diversity officers and other diversity […]
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives are crucial to an organization’s operations and growth. From a melting pot of characteristics, abilities, and innovation comes the creation of an organization’s most important asset: its culture. Yet, without the proper leadership driving these initiatives, the dynamic of an organization can fall flat.
Being open to new ideas, constant lesson-learning, and curiosity make up a learning mind-set. Building a spirit of learning in yourself and others is a lifelong skill with great rewards. As a leader, learning to embrace an approach that encourages you and your team to keep moving down the path of learning, expansion, and growth […]
The health of your backbone is something most people rarely think about—until it demands their attention. That occurs when there is an unfortunate injury or when their back goes out and they suddenly decide it’s time to pay attention and give their backbone the care and maintenance it sorely needs.
If there’s one silver lining in a year marred by a global pandemic and economic uncertainty, it’s this: Many HR managers are taking the opportunity to rethink roles and address hidden weaknesses and leadership gaps.
One major change in the workplace as a result of COVID-19 has been the rapid shift to remote work. This has created a bit of a “sink or swim” situation in which employers and employees alike had to figure out how to ensure the remote workforce remained productive and efficient while reducing virus transmission risks.
2020 was a challenging year for many, and it’s brought forth the need for several difficult conversations in the workplace. Whether it was having to tell someone he or she had been laid off or telling your boss you didn’t complete that report because you had to help your child with virtual school, one thing […]
When voters went to the polls in October and November to select the next U.S. president, they were necessarily engaging in an adversarial process. Political campaigns are often as much about arguing against a candidate as they are about arguing for a candidate. But in the workplace, employees are looking for different, more nonadversarial interactions […]
Kimberly Bullock Gatling understands the importance of support from the top when working to make an organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts sustainable. And it’s more than just getting backing from leadership. It’s also like running a marathon—it takes patience, persistence, and commitment.