Two Ways CEOs Can Lead During Turbulent Times

By | burnout prevention, Business leadership, stress, stress in the workplace, stress management, Uncategorized | No Comments

I was recently asked to comment on how CEOs can Lead During Turbulent Times and Executive Shake-ups. Here are two of the best practices I shared. 1- Manage your stress and take time to use mindfulness or another kind of  meditation or relaxation tool to have an inner calm and slow down.  CEOs that fail during shakeups, major changes, or…

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Major Missteps That Make Mergers Fail

By | Business leadership, business success, Change, Diversity, diversity and inclusion, diversity and inclusion leader, inclusive workplace, Mergers, Mergers | No Comments

  A reporter asked me for three reasons that mergersa and acquisitions fail. Here are the reasons I gave, along with solutions. 1– Not seeing mergers and acquisitions as a diversity and inclusion issue between organizations. When people feel left out and/or that they have no control of a situation, they create “facts’ and information to fit the gaps. This…

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Producer and Rapper Ray Luv, Shares Love, Diversity, and Hip-Hop to Help Kids Stay in School

By | bullying, Business leadership, diversity and inclusion, hip-hop, popular culture | No Comments

Producer and Rapper Ray Luv, Shares Love, Diversity, and Hip-Hop to Help Kids Stay in School There is a crisis in education, inclusion, and communication amongst people, particularly young people in the US. While some people don’t see it, or don’t think it affects them, because they choose to live in their own little life bubble with people just like…

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Five Reasons The Term "Employee Engagement" Makes Me Feel Disengaged

By | Business leadership, corporate culture, diverse workforce, Diversity, diversity and inclusion | No Comments

Five Reasons The Term “Employee Engagement” Makes Me Feel Disengaged1- Employee engagement has become a buzzword with no meaning in some workplaces. What some managers really mean, is that they are engaged in theoretical discussions. They seem to think that if they loudly declare that their whole workforce is engaged, even if few people are, they will be considered a…

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Why I Want to Come Back In My Next Life as a Dog

By | best place to work, best place to work inclusion, Business leadership, diversity and inclusion, Fast Company | No Comments

Why I Want to Come Back as a Dog in My Next LifeFast Company Thu Mar 24, 2011) If I’m ever reincarnated as a dog, I would want to live in the corporate office of Pet Food Express, in Oakland, California. It also seems like a fun place to work for humans.In my quest to find hidden heroes of inclusive…

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Employees at Four Seasons Will Give You the Shoes Off Their Feet

By | Business leadership, diversity and inclusion, leveraging diverse talent | No Comments

Employees at Four Seasons Will Give You the Shoes Off Their Feet I often hear senior managers rant about how much they love their employees, their awesome customer service and how much they value diversity and inclusion. And there are often times when I those words that I think, “blah, blah blah,” because I know the actual practices of those…

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By | best place to work, Business leadership, Diversity, gay marriage, inclusion, LGBT equality | No Comments

With all the bad news getting all the attention, I’m glad to give some attention to good news. As “the inclusionist,” it’s my job to report and comment on those events, policies, and systems that promote inclusion and those that are not. I’m glad to bring you some good news that may be somewhat controversial in certain circles of anti-gays…

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How to Create a Heavenly Work Environment

By | Business leadership, customer service, Diversity, diversity and inclusion, hospitality, Innovation, Starwood Hotels, Westin Hotels | No Comments

Starwood Hotels are Heavenly for Guests and Employees Does your workplace culture inspire employees to do their best work? Even though we are still in tough economic times do you still provide resources for your employees to develop relationships with customers so they are inspired to return? Do your customers and employees champion your products and services? Nancy London, the…

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Is Your Workplace an Exclusive Club? If not, maybe it should be

By | best place to work inclusion, Business leadership, Chanukah holiday diversity, leadership, life/work balance, stress management | No Comments

Is Your Workplace an Exclusive Club? If not, maybe it should be What?? A diversity and inclusion expert promoting exclusion in the workplace??? Has she gone over to the dark side? There are still a lot of stressed out people going to work everyday. Some of them may be entering your workplace. They’re worried about the economy, health care, and…

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Are You Leveraging the Talent of Your LBOs?

By | best place to do business, best place to work inclusion, Business leadership, Chanukah holiday diversity, dynamic leadership, executive leadership | One Comment

How much attention are you paying to your LBOs? Do your managers know how to spot LBOs? And do your employees know if they are LBOs or are they just waiting to be discovered? An LBO is the person in your organization who doesn’t fit the usual profile of a high potential. They may be in a job that is…

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