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Igniting Diversity and Inclusion with Equity

The terms diversity, equity and inclusion are often used interchangeably, however, they have distinct meanings and should be differentiated properly. Diversity topics continue to dominate the headlines, forcing companies to put a spotlight on their own organizational health. Social injustice and discrimination discussions that were once avoided in the workplace are now taking place both … Read more

Ways to Facilitate Effective Communication in the Workplace

Effective communication in the workplace is key to organizational success. Here are some ideas for keeping employees connected over time and distance. As the “new normal” transitions into the “next normal,” organizations must develop strategies for effective communication in the workplace that account for partial in-office returns and ensure remotely working employees don’t feel left … Read more

The Power Of Assertiveness And How It Can Change Your Life

For many people, the difference between being assertive and being aggressive is not the behavior itself, but the person doing it.  How we feel about that behavior is not always consistent. In many cases, our reactions are based on cultural stereotypes, and reflect unconscious — and, sometimes, not so unconscious — bias. Emilie Aries is the … Read more

How To Be More Assertive (Without Looking Like A Jerk)

Meredith loves her job. Sometimes, she has to work long hours during the week, but her company has a results-only policy where employees are allowed to work from home as long as their performance and productivity doesn’t falter. After working at the company for about a year, Meredith decided that she would like to work … Read more

Walking Through Conflict Between Employees

  Resolving conflicts between employees can be difficult — here are some tips to help get through these situations. If you manage people, you’re more than likely going to have to deal with a conflict between employees. While some conflicts work themselves out, others require you to step in, be the cool head in the … Read more

Leading Through Effective Communication: The Management Message Method

  Throughout the complex, ever-changing business landscape, leading through effective communication, has never been as essential as it is now. Navigating changing circumstances and preparing your workforce for the “next normal” of business operations is difficult enough, but organizations must also prioritize employee well-being, connectivity and confidence. But what does effective communication look — and … Read more

10 Tips for Improving Your Nonverbal Communication

Strong communication skills can help you in both your personal and professional life. While verbal and written communication skills are important, research has shown that nonverbal behaviors make up a large percentage of our daily interpersonal communication. How can you improve your nonverbal communication skills? The following tips can help you learn to read the nonverbal … Read more

3 Reasons Why Diversity and Inclusion are Essential to the Workplace

It is important that diversity and inclusion are practiced in every aspect of our life — starting with the workplace. Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) have become more than just HR checklist items; they’ve grown into a cultural phenomenon that — when executed correctly — has a direct effect on the bottom line. These days, it’s … Read more

Unconscious Bias: How It Affects Us More Than We Know

When you type CEO, CFO OR CTO in your textbox on your iPhone, notice what comes up. It is an emoji of a man in a suit. Shocking, isn’t it, that this sexism exists? Even seemingly innocuous things as an emoji can reinforce these gendered stereotypes and demonstrate the structural sexism inherent in our society. … Read more