Appreciating Diversity and Differences Builds Effective Teams

One key to developing strong and effective teams is the ability to appreciate the benefits of the differences each team member presents. Those differences can confuse, frustrate and cause misunderstandings – OR – they can be illuminate, broaden our horizons, provide growth, and help us to gain new insights. Achieving our organizational goals can often […] Read moreRead More»

The Dirty Secret Of Workplace Diversity

Intellectually, it’s easy for us to promote the value of diversity in our organizations. We can endlessly proclaim epithets about the added benefit of a diverse and varied constituency of employees, espousing the importance of mixing genders, races, generations, and lifestyles. In our heads, we “get it,” and for good reason—it seems almost self-evident that […] Read moreRead More»

Why Every Organization Needs Some Misfits

Over the past two months or so, I’ve been playing around a lot on Google Plus – more on that, and on our amazing mentor Elaine Lindsay, in an upcoming post. For now, let’s leave it at this: to use Google’s “Hangout” feature is to fall instantly and forever in love. Telephone? What’s that? Skype? […] Read moreRead More»

Millennials Really Are Different. Here’s Why…

I know, I know: every new generation to hit the workforce is special, dynamic, and above all, different! Every new generation has its own particular reasons for being “The Generation” that will rewrite how business is done. And I know, I know, I know: every new generation is lazy, and spoiled, and feels entitled, and […] Read moreRead More»

The Value of Meaningful Work

  Meaning and meaningful work are not common words in the workplace lexicon. Unfortunately management practices have carefully neutered such needs in a diligent pursuit of efficiency, cost-cutting, and scalability of operations.   Viewing work as an extension of one’s passion is the shift management must grasp   Don’t get me wrong the above items […] Read moreRead More»

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