Tag: leadership

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DEI Strategies Start at the Top

The renewed focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has come with companywide courses, seminars, and workshops on creating more inclusive workplaces. While “unconscious bias” workshops check the box, what is missing is the commitment from the top. Executive buy-in is critical for progress, but if the unconscious, or conscious, bias is coming from the […]

Synergy Between Personal and Professional Passions Drives Meaningful Change

Often, those who truly excel in their careers have strong synergy between their personal and professional lives. Shelly McNamara, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at Procter & Gamble (P&G), is a great example. In addition to a career focused on HR, including diversity and inclusion (D&I), McNamara has leveraged her own experiences as author of […]

Leading Through Influence Can Save Jobs

Note: Nadian was an HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday guest. Listen to that here. When HR is given an opportunity to lead through influence, it has a good chance to take a struggling organization and reshape it into a successful one. It takes a little faith on the part of leaders, but the effects can […]

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Encouraging Ownership

One of the buzzwords in many leadership and management circles is “ownership.” Companies want their employees to take ownership of their assignments, projects, teams, responsibilities, corporate goals, etc. When companies say this, they mean they want employees to be accountable and take initiative, and they want them to be personally invested. That all sounds great, […]

“Purpose-Driven” is Not Enough

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” […]

Driving Real Results in DEI Through a Data-Driven Approach

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 […]

D&I Hiring: How Leaders Can Impact Organizational Change

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.

The Importance of Developing a Learning Mind-Set

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 […]

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Strengthen the Backbone of Your Business: Your Management Team

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.

Uncovering Hidden Leadership Gaps

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.