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Unconscious Bias: the Key to Effective Communication in the Workplace Between Men and Women

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In executive coaching (both women and men) I’ve often observed that two parallel stories about women and men in the workplace often coexist. First, “women and men communicate differently” is a truth that few bother to deny. Second, “men and women are treated equally in the workplace.”

Confessions of a Reluctant Feminist: My Role In Perpetuating Workplace Discrimination

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The lack of workforce diversity affects virtually every business. We need to figure out how to fight the kind of workplace discrimination that creates cultural uniformity in our businesses for two reasons.

The Simplest Keys to Success: 2 Tricks for Goal-Setting and Personal Change

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Leadership, career and success gurus place a huge focus on goals. There are tons of articles, books, videos, classes and “systems” on how to set goals, how to organize them and how to “keep” them. Entire franchises have been built on this one productivity skill.

Leadership Communications Trick: RIGHT vs. RIGHT

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Every time I do a leadership training seminar at least one person in the room always has the same light bulb go off when I introduce the RIGHT vs. RIGHT concept, described in Chris McGoff’s The PRIMES.

The Ultimate Hiring Toolkit

Hiring is hard enough. Without the right HR templates and tools, keeping track of and managing the whole process can get out of hand quickly. Get the essential toolkit for all your recruiting and hiring needs, from job requisition to hire. 8 templates, tools and worksheets for every stage of recruiting.

Unintended Consequences Matter: Learning to See Bystanderism and Microaggression as Contributors to Employee Turnover in the Workplace

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Efforts to increase diversity in our workplaces has been dismally slow over the last few decades, despite business initiatives, research and even expansions of the very definition of diversity. Like many, I find this frustrating.

A New Change Management Model: Change From the Inside-Out

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Last year I wrote an article on this blog called Reframing Change Management Theory as an Act of Creation , which summarizes how I’ve come to approach change management in my capacity as a coach and consultant.

Dear Dana Workplace Advice: 3 Ways a Male Executive Can Help Create a Less Biased Corporate Culture

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Welcome to “Dear Dana”, our regular column to give you career and workplace advice/coaching. Please write in and tell me about a career challenge or frustration you’re facing at the office! Dana Theus.

Does Women’s Emotional Intelligence Help Us Get Into Leadership?

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How well do you handle your emotions at work? Too many women and men read that question as a damnation of women who can’t control their emotions in the office. In fact, it’s more important that you learn to use your emotions intentionally at work, than merely control them.

Middle Managers: The Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs Too What Should You Do?

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Yes, the Robots are coming, and they’re (probably) going to take your job. Have you noticed that the buzz about artificial intelligence (AI) and automation has been picking up in the last 4-6 months?

HR Service Delivery software for the non-traditional workforce

The rise of the gig economy means HR must support a variety of worker types. This eBook explains how HR can easily serve the non-traditional workforce, including those in manufacturing and retail who work away from a desk or outside traditional office hours.

5 Leadership Lessons From The Worst Bosses I’ve Ever Had

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I recently read a fabulous post by Steve Tobak on BNET with tons of great management advice based on his personal experience. It reminded me that after scolding Steve Jobs and other jerk bosses, I actually owe my two worst bosses some props in public.

Leadership Perspective: Are Traditional Measures of Workforce Diversity Outdated?

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Despite being the #1 recruiting trend for 2018 for businesses, and despite decades of trying to improve workforce diversity demographics in the workplace, the commercial sector has made little progress.

How Managers Can Improve Employee Engagement & Retention

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By: Patricia Hughes. Organizations are experiencing another perfect storm in recruiting and hiring. A combination of decreasing employee engagement, increasing turnover and fewer skilled candidates available, is making it tough for companies to get the right resources.

6 Dynamics of Transformation – for Your Business and Your Life

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Good leaders need to be reasonable managers, able to make sure the important stuff gets done from day to day, but a true leader’s potential is discovered and exercised during times of business transformation. It is in those times that the leaders truly change the world.

Hard to Hire: Third-Party Recruiting & the State of Talent Acquisition Report

The talent acquisition challenges of today are unparalleled: 90% of survey respondents feel that the current hiring market is more challenging now than in the past! Recruiting as we’ve known it is evolving - how are you keeping ahead of the competition?

The Future of Work Unleashes Human Potential

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Ever want to look into a crystal ball and see the future? What is the future of work going to look like and will you be ready? How will you lead in the rapidly changing future of work? Start by understanding that the workplace is changing and becoming more fluid.

3 Things My Dog Reminded Me About Employee Performance and Employee Engagement

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I rescued a pup last Fall. His name is Loki and he’s a Pomeranian and something-or-other mix. One thing I didn’t know about a rescue dog is that they’ve often been traumatized (e.g., abusive owners, time on the streets etc.)

It’s A Matter Of Survival: The Four Conversations That Set Off Emotional Triggers

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As we approach summer, I’m reminded of the family road trip. The kind with screaming kids, barking dogs and parents hoping they don’t harm one of those screaming kids.

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Getting Ahead and Getting Along: Two Sides of the Leadership Development Coin

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Can leaders be both self-interested and others-oriented? At first glance, it may seem that these attributes are at opposing ends of the same continuum.

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Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

The Leadership Effect

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What if everyone woke up one day and decided to lead from inside their power? We all can. All you have to do is set your intention. And do it. “Don’t make us wait any longer to benefit from your greatness and contributions.” ” What are you waiting for ?

The Antidote for Toxic Corporate Culture

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In a recent leadership development workshop I facilitated, one woman bravely spoke her truth about the reality of the toxic corporate culture they all worked in. It was dysfunctional. Managers were petty and their pettiness was only overshadowed by the pettiness of the leaders above them.

Why You Want a Seat at the Table Early in Your Career

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Being an executive coach serving many women in leadership, I get to see gender equality through a unique lens. I get to hear from women about their struggles and their successes. I get a window into organizations of all sizes and in all industries.

Time to Change the Working Mom Culture

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Have you ever been asked “How do you do it all”? For me this question sets off many emotional triggers , like: “Wow! You think I’m doing that well?” – I’m proud. You think I do “it” all?” – I’m shocked. Have there been times when you thought I didn’t “do it all”? – I’m worried.

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

The 3% Leadership Revolution: A (Missed) Opportunity For Women in Leadership?

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There is a quiet leadership revolution going on, a shift in the definition of success from “what” to “how.” In times of major change, the underdog has a strategic opportunity to end up on top.

Reframing Change Management Theory as an Act of Creation

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As a technology and marketing professional, an executive coach and a human recovering from trauma, I have studied change ever since I can remember.

Why You Should Cultivate a Leadership Mentoring Style

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Someone once gave me the greatest compliment. She said, “Since you’re my mentor I think you can help me with this.” Until that moment I had no idea I was her mentor!

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Want to Inspire Your Team? Develop This Leadership Trait First

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Leaders must inspire team members to achieve their personal and professional best. Pep talks and motivational speeches can only go so far, and if you lack one trait in particular, they may not help you at all.

Dice's 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Report

A vital step to becoming more inclusive is first understanding how inclusive your culture is right now. Dice’s Diversity and Inclusion Report highlights how tech pros currently gauge their industry’s progress – and how frequently they've experienced discrimination based on gender, sexuality, age and political affiliation.

The Business Case for Strategic Focus on Organizational Culture

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In the early 1980’s Robert Levering, a journalist, and his writing partner Milt Moskowitz set out on a three-year tour to travel the United States. They interviewed employees across the country to find out what made for a really good work environment.

Lessons from a Power Breakfast – What’s at STAKE?

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To everyone but us, we were a power breakfast. Meeting early at the Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington DC, we were strategists behind an international organization representing 160 of the biggest companies and Non Governmental Organization (NGO) nonprofits in the world.

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In Power Women – Crossing Our Divides

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Women’s relationship to power is fascinating. I have instigated several discussions about this subject and find the subject rich and deep for women and men alike.

Cultural Change: An Update on Workforce Diversity

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As I’ve begun to explore the interpersonal dynamics of workplace discrimination more closely, I have gone back to update my own understanding of workforce diversity data and what it tells us about the the demographic makeup of the modern workforce.

Live Webinar: Our Gift to You – 12 Tips, Tools and Tricks for Recruiting in 2019

With the New Year right around the corner, make the resolution to get your recruiting processes dialed in. Attract top talent by providing a cohesive and enticing experience that get candidates in the door and excited about your company. Join Alissa Bencks, VP of Organizational Effectiveness at Wonderlic and leading Recruiter Rick Powell in a joint webinar to learn how you can drive more candidates to each opening, 'sell' your company to top candidates, and create a positive brand image with your recruiting efforts this holiday season with 12 tips for a more impactful hiring process.

Why Would You Want To Be A Pro-Employee Company?

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Talk to Mary live at our InPower Coffee Break Talk Show @Blab on April 5 – What would a “pro-human” work culture mean? Sign up for a reminder and m eet us at 1pm ET/10am PT at our @Blab channel. You may interpret the phrase “pro-employee” any number of ways.