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“The Day-to-Day Experiences of Workplace Inclusion and Exclusion”

This article is an excerpt from Catalyst’s recent report, “The Day-To-Day Experiences of Workplace Inclusion and Exclusion,” which focuses, in part, on the effects of exclusion and, more importantly, what leaders can do and say to turn-the-tide. Catalyst is a non-profit organization and BlessingWhite partner, dedicated to creating workplaces where people representing every dimension of diversity can thrive.

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How To Create A World-Class Learning Organization

So what would a world-class learning organization look like? How can organizations move toward this? The good news is that the future of learning and the practices needed to become world-class are clear and well established.

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Letters to a Young Middle Manager

Without a strong middle, organizations will fail. And yet, organizations often do not spend budget or energy on developing it. There seems to be an assumption that a leader who achieves that position already has what they need to succeed, when in fact that is most often just wishful thinking.

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LadyDay is Everyday

In a recent Google shareholders call, a small thing happened that has big implications. Google’s CFO, Ruth Porat, answered a question posed to her by a caller. In posing his question, the shareholder referred to Porat as “The Lady CFO” making a choice, consciously or unconsciously, to amend her title with a gender designation. Porat answered the question as articulately as any highly credentialed CFO of a Fortune 500 firm would do. And while perhaps there was nothing notable about her response otherwise, what happened in its aftermath is quite remarkable.

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Why a New Pair of Jeans May Be More Compelling than Employee Engagement

We know that engagement surveys alone will not impact engagement levels. The commitment must extend beyond the survey itself to clearly communicating the purpose of the survey and acting on its findings at work. Otherwise your employees will rightfully see the effort as inauthentic. In a world of survey overload, when it comes to employee engagement, do more than simply, “check the box.”

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How Coaching Begets Coaching

Many organizations aspire to build a ‘coaching culture’ in which each manager shares experiences and insights with their direct reports to boost performance, effectiveness and personal satisfaction at work.