by Trevor Wilson, Author and Global Human Equity Strategist, TWI Inc. One of the essential elements to evolve the discussion beyond diversity to human equity within an organization is an effective human equity champion. This is someone who will stand up and lead the transition beyond the group-based conversation... Read more
By Craig Storti Director, Communicating Across Cultures It may be surprising to some, but many Americans don’t really believe in culture. Yes, they know there are people out there who come from other countries, speak other languages, dress differently, and eat strange foods. They accept that there are other... Read more

Whether you’re hearing jokes about the office “grandpa” who destroys forests with wanton printing or about “kids” who expect a gold start just for showing up, you’re probably already dealing with generational differences.

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Intuitively, we knew that leadership was important to creating a work environment where each person is recognized and developed, and their talents are routinely tapped in to. However it was unclear which leadership competencies actually created this reality. A further challenge was identifying a way to measure these competencies.

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The Concept of Ownership

PDJ February 26, 2013 0

The concept of ownership gets a lot of attention these days. The notion is broad, embracing such concepts as accepting responsibility, being held accountable, taking initiative, and especially using your own judgement/making independent decisions about matters that have expressly been delegated to you. This sounds straightforward enough, but taking ownership actually has a cultural dimension.

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That spark—we would see it more often if we just slowed down to look. When we do see the spark, we know. It’s the light of interest and engagement in an employee’s eyes that promises good things to come, if only we would take the time to fan the spark into a flame.

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Stop the Insanity!

PDJ December 4, 2012 0

The vast majority of Fortune 1000 corporations are still dominated by one demographic group, which some now call SWAMS (straight, white, able-bodied males).

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