Leaders Embrace Diverse Backgrounds

I’ve been working with organizations in all sectors for over ten years, helping them develop leaders who motivate and teams who love working together. However, it took a few years for some skeptical high-level leaders and large corporations to take me seriously. Why? Because I had no background working in a corporate environment. My degrees … Read more

One Change I’ve Made with Equity and Inclusion in Mind

I used to have a slide in my leadership presentations which read: The clear path to greatness: Deliver (both what’s expected of you, and what you’ve promised) Be your own source of accountability I even wrote a blog post about this a while back. The premise is straightforward and mostly true for many people: So … Read more

Good Leaders Acknowledge Implicit Bias

Implicit bias is real. But when I see it in action, I feel paralyzed. Because I know I can overstep, with good intentions. When this overstepping happens, it pushes down other voices, rather than lifting them. In this scenario, I’m taking the stage and positioning myself as the savior. I understand I have a propensity … Read more

Leaders Champion Inclusion and Diversity

Miriam de Dios offered up a challenge to all of us back at “90 Ideas in 90 Minutes” in September: Champion Inclusion That seems like a no-brainer—anyone who studies organizational effectiveness and community development knows that diversity and inclusion make for stronger teams, organizations, and communities. But Miriam offered a couple angles we hadn’t considered. Oftentimes, … Read more