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Tips to Promote Diversity in Leadership Development Programs

InfoPro Learning

For the 21st century workplace, if you are still wondering why promoting diversity should be a priority within your leadership and development programs , the answer is quite simple and clearly evident through validated research.

7 Ways it Pays to Invest in Diversity Training

KnowledgeCity

There’s a lot of talk about diversity in our culture – especially in the workplace. Diversity seems to be the new business buzzword with companies increasingly eager to show their commitment to the idea of a diverse workforce by providing diversity training and initiatives.

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Top 4 Problems with Diversity Training and How to Fix Them

KnowledgeCity

Diversity is a buzzword that seems to be everywhere these days. But, do we really understand what it means in the workplace? Everyone says they want a diverse work environment, and companies understand diversity can provide numerous benefits. What is Diversity?

Video: Striving for inclusive diversity

CLO Magazine

Giving people the chance to share personal stories and experiences can lead to greater levels of connection. Read the full transcript of Ghori Ozaki’s interview below: So inclusive diversity is a core value at Allstate. We have an exciting enterprise diversity leadership council.

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The Future of Leadership Development: Why You Need Quality Leadership Training Programs

InfoPro Learning

The future of work is here, and recent studies are finding that many organizations are already suffering from a lack of effective leadership. According to the Harvard Business Review the need for leadership development is more urgent today than even before.

Thriving in Diversity: Cultural Quotient and the Creative Workplace

Your Training Edge

Having been a resident in Dubai for many years, I have rarely needed to look far to witness diversity all around me. It is the epitome of a globalized environment. Yet, even here it is not straightforward to create a workplace that fully encompasses diversity and harmony.

Promoting Diversity in the Workplace

KnowledgeCity

Staffing your team with a wide range of viewpoints and talents equips your company with a broader variety of insights and abilities— resources that can then help your business navigate challenges and discover new paths to success. It’s a concept often boiled down to one buzzword: diversity.

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Diversity and leadership development go hand in hand

CLO Magazine

I was recently reviewing a number of articles in the business press about needed changes in leadership development. Never in the history of corporate America has the workforce been more diverse. Furthermore, companies rarely measure diversity.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

Servant leadership is all about enriching the lives of others, building better organizations and ultimately creating a world that is more caring and equitable. When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value?

Staff Education Challenges for Global Business

Your Training Edge

Global expansion is a strategic objective for many businesses and a reality for others. Having business locations in numerous regions helps increase business reach, influence as well as revenues while bringing diverse perspectives and values into the mix.

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L&D’s Diversity Dilemma

CLO Magazine

Elliott Masie was invited to give a keynote address in Taiwan at an Association for Talent Development leadership conference. When Masie arrived, he ran into leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith, who lives just three blocks from Masie in New York — only to find out that Goldsmith was the other keynote speaker at the same event. Here we are in Taiwan, in Asia, where they were doing training and learning way before the U.S., According to the data, 5.6

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Diversity Training: How To Make It Meaningful & Impactful

Roundtable Learning

Diversity and inclusion training has been a staple at organizations for years. Whether it’s an old VHS tape that is shown once a year or a full day of open conversations and privilege exercises, business leaders know that it’s essential to build a culture of inclusion.

3 Strategies to Fuel Your Leadership Pipeline (Video)

InfoPro Learning

Taking business to the next level relies strongly on talent. While financial results, market share, brand and legacy products all have a half-shelf-life, talent is the only competency that endures.” -Ram Ram Charan, noted author and advisor to companies around the world).

Global Leadership Development (GLD): Distance

Your Training Edge

Leadership development, like traditional training and development, faces traditional challenges such as distance, culture, diversity, design and delivery methods, along with budgets and workforces. So what can you do to truly train leaders ‘at a distance’?

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Accountability is key to enabling diversity and inclusion in organizations

CLO Magazine

Despite increased investment in corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives in recent years, progress remains slow. While there are many factors that contribute toward this trend, several challenges stem from a lack of organizational and individual accountability to drive the change needed.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

(This article was initially posted on the Hospitality eResources blog on February 7, 2017.). All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and Grubhub are just the beginning.

Reasons Why You Need to Create a Corporate Learning Culture

Your Training Edge

The world of work and business is always in flux. The rate is fast-paced and it takes a forward-looking and long-sighted mentality to stay afloat and abreast of the changes that occur daily. This is especially important if your staff has an online writing job.

What is leadership, and who is a leader?

CLO Magazine

We talk about leaders and leadership nearly every day in the business world, but have you ever tried to actually define leadership? What is Leadership? Once the CEOs found their definitions, their answers ran the gamut. Creating Leadership Filters.

The Future of Leadership Development in the Digital Age

InfoPro Learning

Developing the capabilities of leaders who will be taking over responsibility for successful business outcomes in the future is now at a critical milestone for our learning community. Here are just a few of the questions we must answer when developing leaders for the future: What is the implication of the current business climate for leadership at all levels? The Business Context.

Can You Teach Diversity and Inclusion?

CLO Magazine

Training alone is rarely enough. Not when the subject matter is complex, controversial or comes packaged with a load of historically negative baggage, which diversity and inclusion does. What exactly is diversity and inclusion training?

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Culture Eats Strategy

The Performance Improvement Blog

Gearing Up for the Cloud, AT&T Tells Its Workers: Adapt, or Else ( New York Times ). To cut costs and boost collaboration, IBM forces some remote workers back into the office ( TechRepublic ). According to these news stories, three venerable companies are making major changes that they believe will help them move into the future and implement a winning business strategy. It’s more about developing the right culture than implementing the right strategy.

Does Your Organization Need a Learning Culture?

The Performance Improvement Blog

If this post describes your organization, you need to make the transition to a learning culture. The amount and complexity of knowledge and skills that each of your employees needs is increasing dramatically every day due to technology and globalization.

Enabling Future Leaders in the Age of “The New Diversity”

ej4 eLearning

“Workplace diversity” once meant representation by two genders and a small range of skin tones. Today, diversity means more: Different generations (Boomers, Millennials and Gens X, Y, and Z), the whole spectrum of LGBTQ, and vastly different cultures of origin. The organizational challenge now is bigger than just bringing all this diversity together, keeping the peace, and getting the job done. Sync up the organization and the people.

Which Comes First? Diversity or Inclusion?

NovoEd

Inclusive and diverse work environments positively impact the bottom line for business. Less clear is how to bring about the cultural and behavioral changes needed in the workplace for the benefits of diversity to emerge. Diversity or Inclusion?

How Values Factor Into Leadership and Learning

CLO Magazine

According to a new study from Hogan Assessments , having the perfect skill set to be a leader is only part of the equation. One can have all the necessary knowledge, but they will have a greater chance of excelling in an environment that aligns with their values.

‘Sharing’ culture

Clark Quinn

I was in a recent conversation about a company facing strong growth and worried about the impact on culture. Companies with a positive culture, a valuable offering, and a good business model are liable to face growth issues, and maintaining or starting a good culture becomes a critical issue to maintaining the organization’s success. This company had a positive culture, in that people were diverse, friendly, upbeat, and committed to contributing.

Women in Leadership: Surmounting Barriers and Bias

CLO Magazine

Despite the fact that women earn almost 60 percent of undergraduate degrees and 60 percent of all master’s degrees in the U.S., Organizations will say all the right things about advancing women, but when it comes down to it, the decision they make is to promote a man,” she said.

Design Thinking Culture Change in IBM

The Performance Improvement Blog

The need for creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations is critical given the rise of digital technology, the rapid pace of change, the complexities of globalization, and the growing development demands of a diverse workforce.

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Embrace design thinking to advance diversity, equity and inclusion

CLO Magazine

Despite best intentions, our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts often fail. Let’s consider two questions: How can we challenge the thinking and assumptions in DEI from past decades to redefine our ways of working to effectively solve problems? The core of DEI work is people.

Tackling the Quality Leadership Challenge

CLO Magazine

Companies throughout the world feel the pressing need for more effective global leadership. Studies show organizations do not have the global leaders needed to keep up with the speed of business, nor are they satisfied with the quality of their leaders.

Equality and diversity in the workplace: understanding the business risk

Eukleia

The business case for equality and diversity in the workplace is compelling and goes far beyond the common misconception that it is simply about fairness. But the fallout can be far more deep-rooted and impactful on an organisation than either of these reasons.

How Companies Are Approaching Diversity and Inclusion

Everwise

Record numbers of organizations are either reviving and rebuilding their diversity programs or building one from scratch. In conjunction with this revival, diversity’s definition is changing. The Business Case For Diversity.

6 Ways to Improve Diversity In Your Workplace

Everwise

Malcolm Forbes, American entrepreneur and publisher of Forbes Magazine, once described diversity as “the art of thinking independently together.”. Valuing diversity increases your company’s viewpoints, skills and experiences. Your business will benefit too.

Training is only the first step in creating inclusive company culture

CLO Magazine

Companies around the world are making diversity and inclusion a top priority but few are achieving actionable change within their culture. We are learning that true D&I is an active effort to drive change. But these stats only tell part of the story.

From Diversity to Inclusion: Why Top Companies Are Shifting Their Focus

Chronus

Managing diversity and cultural differences is one of the top three things CEOs worry about most, according to Harvard Business Review. Yet after years of throwing just about everything at the problem, there is very little to show for it. Diverse employees’ careers to leadership continue to stagnate and retention wanes. Why do organizations miss the mark in fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment? Download the Ebook Today!

Workforce Diversity Series: What Does Diversity Really Mean?

KZO Innovations

Struggling to understand—let alone increase—diversity? In this 2-part series, Affirmity’s Patrick McNiel, PhD, an expert in workforce analytics and diversity insights , explains what workforce diversity is and defines 4 best practices HR leaders and recruiters can follow to make it a reality. Scan any business journal, HR industry trade magazine, or leadership blog and you’ll find an article (or six) on the benefits of having a diverse workforce.

Accelerate Female Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Zsuzsanna Tungli will never forget one of her earliest experiences of gender inequality in the workplace. There have been so many studies that show empowering women and putting more women in leadership positions isn’t just the right or the nice thing to do.