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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Fostering Breakthrough Innovation Through Diversity Leadership #4

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Here is the 4th Way to Foster Breakthrough Innovation Through Diversity Leadership. 4- Be introspective and get real about your biases and assumptions. Your behavior that results from those biases and assumptions can impede participation and innovation. Ask yourself, “Whom am I not seeing?  Do I greet all of my employees or just the ones who are like me?  Do…

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Fostering Breakthrough Innovation With Good Diversity Leadership #2

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2-Be informed about your employees but don’t micromanage.  Acknowledge the progress no matter how small, made by people on your team.    Research by Theresa M. Amabile and Steven  J. Kramer shows that employees are motivated when their managers are aware of and acknowledge even their small wins. Be specific! Don’t just say “Good job.” That means nothing and is…

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How to Create a Heavenly Work Environment

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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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