Hollywood might be one of the most action-packed industries out today when it comes to diversity, with the possible exception of sports, pun intended. With the recent and continuing Academy drama over the upcoming Oscars and its dearth of nominations of color, the critical commentary on the gender wage gap and various well-known faces lending … Continue reading Meryl Streep Is Not the Enemy
You may not have heard of this company called Slack — it produces a messaging app for teams — but I think you should check it out. It’s not a big company, though it’s growing fast, but it has created some serious diversity traction in a relatively short period of time. Even better, its approach … Continue reading Slack Not So Lazy When It Comes to Diversity
As an editor, I see mistakes everywhere — forgotten prepositions, misplaced plurals, unfortunate word choices that pervert contextual meaning in a way that is not advantageous to the writer. And as an editor who covers diversity, I make a lot of connections. For instance, I tweeted out an article this week examining the difference between stress … Continue reading Inclusion: The Fountain of Youth
Benchmarking is as common in learning and development as mobile learning is on cellphones. But that doesn’t mean it’s done well or that the data is useful. In September, Towards Maturity, a benchmarking research company, released that its Personalised Benchmark Report had experienced a record 25 percent increase in the number of reports delivered to … Continue reading To Benchmark or Not to Benchmark?
The most pressing issue at hand for human resources functions in most companies is leadership and talent development. Yet these same companies freely admit this is a keen area of weakness for them. These organizations waste millions of dollars each year developing workshops, coaching sessions and corporate universities that don’t provide the tools managers need … Continue reading Are You Wasting Money Developing Leaders?
OK, say this with me: Black people are not animals. We are human beings, just like everyone else. Now say this: Dark skin does not mean less than. It does not signal inferior. It is simply color, a superficial difference by which one can assume nothing. Repeat as needed until you believe it and can … Continue reading We Are Just Like You
Perfection does not exist. It’s one of those phrases you hear when someone’s trying to self-motivate yet remain realistic in a personal context, but the words have significant meaning for those in the workplace as well. Some might say, “Oh, I want perfectionists on my team. They’re great with details, won’t miss deadlines, and the … Continue reading The Dangers of Being Perfect
To boost interest and application numbers, business schools are rolling out new programs to engage women earlier and are positioning themselves as welcoming environments for women. But is that really all it takes? Continue reading Women are MIA in MBA Programs #gender #diversity #highereducation
The thrill of victory, intimate knowledge of a job well done, and then there’s the recognition. Our 2015 LearningElite winners understand the feeling well, as Chief Learning Officer’s spring symposium is also when the LearningElite Gala takes place and all of this years’ 71 bronze, silver and gold winners were recognized over wine and laughs from Second City.
It was the perfect kick off to our bi-annual event – or as I think of it in my mind, our bi-annual, in-person learning extravaganza. I usually do a few video interviews with learning leaders at the event – watch for my talk with ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen; what a nice guy, and what a wonderful, lesson filled story he has to tell – and it’s always tough to wrestle my interviewees away from the networking opportunities that alternate workshops and keynotes.
I had to physically pull CHK Baptist Health CLO Justin Lombardo away from the crowd of people who wanted to pick his brain after he delivered a short, but strong Voice of the CLO presentation on what to do with yourself after you transition out of the CLO role. Hint, he found another CLO role – one with a finite end date. Continue reading “Learning, leadership and thought-provocation – three days in Miami. #learning #CLOsym”