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Here’s A Powerful Tactic To Improve The Performance Of Your Employee Resource Groups

1/15/2019
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We all know that most Employee Resource Groups underperform and this means they fail to make an impact in their organisation. Get your pen and paper ready because you’re about to learn a powerful tactic that you can use to improve the performance of your employee resource groups In todays show we discuss several things including: The secret I use ... Read More

Duration:00:07:07

Diversity & Inclusion Predictions: What I Got Wrong In 2018 & New Predictions for 2019

12/18/2018
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This time last year I made some predictions about 2018 in terms of Diversity & Inclusion. How many did you think I got right? Today you’re going to find out and I’m going to make some predictions for 2019. In todays show we discuss several things including: The predictions I got right for 2018 The predictions I got wrong for ... Read More

Duration:00:11:19

How Inclusive Leadership Addresses the Crisis with Traditional Leadership Models

12/4/2018
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There’s a crisis with the traditional leadership models and approaches used within organisations. Today, you’re going to learn why inclusive leadership is so important for the future of our organisations In todays show we discuss several things including: Why you need to understand the crisis with traditional leadership models How Inclusive leaders create psychological safety The importance of local context ... Read More

Duration:00:42:54

New Research Claims ‘Diversity Networks’ Don’t Create Equality

11/30/2018
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Every week I talk about how useful employee resource groups are AND how important research is. Well a recent study argues that the benefits of diversity networks remain questionable. What if I’ve got it all wrong? Today you’re going to find out the truth. Here’s some of what I share in the show: I Agree With The Findings Of The ... Read More

Duration:00:10:11

Book Review: The Incredible Power of Staff Networks

11/27/2018
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Do you have any idea how powerful Staff Networks can be? Today I’m reviewing a book that explores this power and how you can harness it In todays show I discuss several things including: The Power of Staff Networks Their potential to create value within an organisation. The interdisciplinary approach required for their success and much much more Here’s some ... Read More

Duration:00:09:46

How Favouritism Threat Turns Diversity Advocates Like You into Diversity Opponents

11/19/2018
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Favouritism Threat Turns Diversity Advocates Like You into Diversity Opponents. Today, you’re going to learn how you can avoid this In todays show I discuss several things including: The flawed assumption about underrepresented groups as perfect advocates Why the extent to which someone is distinct influences Favouritism Threat The relationship between perceived status and Favouritism Threat much much more The Flawed ... Read More

Duration:00:11:27

The Triple Threat that Makes Minority Groups Block Diversity & Inclusion

11/13/2018
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Have you ever noticed how there’s an assumption that if we increase the number of underrepresented groups in the selection process that we’ll eventually create a situation where more underrepresented groups will be chosen for senior opportunities? Today, you’re going to learn about research that says the exact opposite, there are reasons when having a member of an underrepresented group ... Read More

Duration:00:08:27

Employee Resource Groups Can Save You Millions: A Business Case You Need To Understand

11/6/2018
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Did You know that Employee Resource Groups can actually SAVE you money? Today, you’re going to learn about a research backed business case for employee resource groups that you need to understand I’m speaking with David Clark about his research into a business case for employee resource groups. David is a previous guest and a friend of the show. He’s an HR ... Read More

Duration:00:43:26

Why So Many Inclusion Initiatives are Elitist

10/30/2018
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Did it ever occur to you how many diversity and Inclusion initiatives are elitist but everyone pretends that they’re not! Today, you’re going to find out why so many of these projects aren’t intended to benefit everyone In todays show I discuss several things including: Why so many Diversity and Inclusion initiatives are secretly elitist How the penalty for being ... Read More

Duration:00:09:54

Why Using the Term “Minority Groups” is a Problem

10/23/2018
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The term minority, ethnic minority, racial minority and even minority groups are used a lot around Diversity & Inclusion. You have no idea how completely inappropriate these terms are about to become. Today, you’re going to find out why the term minority groups is about to become dated In todays show I discuss several things including: Why the generic use of ... Read More

Duration:00:08:27

The 3 Types Of Employee Resource Group You Need to Understand

10/16/2018
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What type of employee resource group do you actually have? If you don’t know, you could be wasting a lot of time and resources doing the wrong thing. Today, you’re going to find out why this knowledge is crucial for your success on your inclusion journey In todays show I discuss several things including: 3 different types of employee resource ... Read More

Duration:00:08:59

Book Review: The Trusted Black Girl: Challenging Perceptions and Maximising the Potential of Black Women in the UK Workplace

10/9/2018
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Is anyone in your office a Trusted Black Girl? Today I’m reviewing a book that explains what this means and why you this matters to you In todays show I discuss several things including: My enthusiasm about this book How this book moves beyond intersectional rhetoric The hidden experiences the book reveals and much much more Here’s some of what ... Read More

Duration:00:10:54

The Reasons Why Some People Dislike My Efforts to Help You Become More Inclusive

10/2/2018
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It’s become clear to me for a while that there are people out there who really aren’t happy with the work I’m doing to help you create an inclusive workplace Today, I’m going to talk about who they are, their reasons and what I’m going to do about it In todays show we discuss several things including: Why some academics ... Read More

Duration:00:10:29

The Reasons Why You Should Conduct Social Experiments in Your Employee Resource Groups

9/24/2018
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Today I’m going to talk about conducting a social experiment. And guess what, the subject of the experiment is you… In todays show we discuss several things including: Why you should think of your employee resource group as a lab Why your processes should differ for reversible decisions and non reversible decisions Why you should run social experiments for things ... Read More

Duration:00:07:34

The Huge Mistakes You’re Making in Your Big Ticket Diversity Events

9/18/2018
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In the UK it’s Black History Month in October and it’s likely that your organisation is about to repeat the same huge mistake it makes every year! Today, I’m going to tell you how can avoid this not only for Black History month but for all Big Ticket Diversity Events In todays show we discuss several things including: Why so ... Read More

Duration:00:09:30

It’s Time We Had An Honest Conversation

9/11/2018
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I’ve been thinking that it’s time that you and I had an honest conversation about Diversity and Inclusion. Today, I’m going to tell you how any why I think that this should happen In todays show we discuss several things including: Why I want to have a conversation with you so that I can help you personally How I’m going to ... Read More

Duration:00:08:20

The Reasons You Shouldn’t Bring Your Whole Self to Work

9/4/2018
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When people talk about Inclusion in the workplace, sooner or later someone always says that you should be able to bring your whole self to work. This is often discussed in a very lazy way, because the truth is why would anyone want to bring their whole self to work? Today you’ll find out why In todays show we discuss ... Read More

Duration:00:10:20

Diversity Promises and Why You’re Ignoring Them

8/28/2018
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Your organisation has made a Diversity Promise to you. But it may not be the one that you think. Sooner or later, that’s going to become a problem for you. Today you’ll find out why In todays show we discuss several things including: The Diversity Promise You’re Company is making to you Psychological Contracts and the hidden agreement that you’re ... Read More

Duration:00:08:21

Why You Need Quality Products in Your Employee Resource Groups

8/21/2018
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Have you ever thought about the quality of the products that you were creating in your resource group? Most people don’t and this is why most groups are ineffective. Find out what you can do, to be different. In todays show I discuss several things including: Why you need to establish quality control, really quickly! The reason your engagements may ... Read More

Duration:00:09:56

Developmental Networks: The Most Important Career Tool You’ve Never Heard Of

8/14/2018
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One of the most persistent, most misleading pieces of career advice that you will ever hear is “get a mentor.” This is an oversimplified piece of 20th Century way of thinking that simply doesn’t benefit everyone. In the 21st Century what we need to think about are developmental networks In todays show I discuss several things including: Why being told ... Read More

Duration:00:10:19