Ten Ways Diversity and Inclusion Can Foster Innovation

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Ten Ways To Foster Amazing Innovation Through Diversity Leadership   In this business era of speed, competition and globalization, innovation rules all. You never know where the next great product, process or profit builder will originate. Good Diversity Management and Culturally Intelligent Leadership can make the difference between repeatedly hearing mediocre ideas from the same people, or mining the hidden…

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Practical Strategies for Gender Communication

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Before you read   This article talks about cultural norms, and not meant to stereotype. Gender Communication is on a continuum and people’s styles can be a mixture. Some men use a more collaborative, consensus style and some women use a more hierarchical or more task related style. Knowing your default style can help you be more flexible and get results. What can…

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Cultural Competency is Limiting Diversity and Inclusion

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I’m tired of people talking about cultural competency. I’m not sure what it even means. It sounds like it is limited to “being good” at one culture, or just good enough to pass. I prefer to talk about cultural intelligence, or cultural flexibility which are processes to be able to interact effectively with people from any cultural group. Cultural intelligence…

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LGBT Cultural Intelligence in Foodservice & Hospitality

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I was honored to be part of the MFHA (Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance) program on LGBT Cultural Intelligence in the Foodservice and Hospitality Industry, at Johnson & Wales in Miami last week. Gerry Fernandez the Executive Director of MFHA, was the driving force behind the program. When he spoke about his journey to become an LGBT ally, many people…

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