Diversity & Inclusion
26 Oct 2023 | David Livermore
There is plenty of valid criticism about diversity training. But an approach that addresses “what’s in it for you” and confronts real-world challenges goes a long way towards delivering effective learning opportunities.
06 Oct 2023 | Management-Issues
A quarter of UK employees don’t feel they have a voice in their organisation or that their employer encourages or listens to feedback from staff, new research has found.
20 Sep 2023 | Management-Issues
A conversation with Matt Boyd, CEO of Exceptional Individuals, on the subject of neurodiversity and neurodivergence in the workplace.
17 May 2023 | David Livermore
Differences in communication styles can be a constant source of conflict on diverse teams. Understanding these differences is key to building trust, avoiding misunderstandings and leading more effectively.
05 Sep 2022 | David Livermore
Diverse teams have a harder time trusting each other than homogeneous teams do. Here are three evidence-based ways to go about building that trust.
28 Mar 2022 | David Livermore
Presentation skills are a critical part of being an effective leader. But the more diverse your audience, the more you have to plan ahead and adjust the way you present.
13 Dec 2021 | David Livermore
Clashing expectations are the main source of conflict in almost any relationship. And nowhere is that more true than with the intercultural challenges of diverse teams.
18 Aug 2021 | David Livermore
It's harder to get things done on a diverse team. But with moderate to high levels of cultural intelligence, diverse teams can outperform homogeneous teams in a number of important ways.
18 Nov 2020 | David Livermore
The US is a divided nation, in part because many working class individuals believe progressives and diversity advocates have compassion for everyone - except them. Might they be right?
19 Aug 2020 | David Livermore
Even faced by a global pandemic, we don't seem able to bridge our tribal divides and leverage our differences to find solutions, rather than using them to further destroy us.
24 Sep 2018 | David Livermore
Emotions are universal. But the ways in which different cultures express them are not. So what’s considered appropriate in one culture could get you in trouble if blindly applied to colleagues and friends elsewhere.
16 May 2017 | David Livermore
Companies are chasing diverse candidates. But how can those candidates use cultural intelligence to help them find the kind of employer who will include their perspectives as a critical part of their strategy rather than using them to up their diversity counts?
16 Sep 2016 | David Livermore
Too many diversity initiatives fail because they’re based on a punitive, ‘shame on you’ posture. What we need is a strategic, hope-filled approach emphasizing what we all gain from more diverse and inclusive workplaces and communities.
23 Sep 2015 | David Livermore
Diversity of thought, work style, function and age are all important forms of difference. But not all diversity is equal. The two types of diversity that matter most are visible diversity and under-representation.
07 Nov 2013 | David Livermore
Being culturally intelligent doesn't mean you need to be a cultural chameleon. In fact retaining our differences can actually make us stronger, and trying to adapt to another culture is sometimes inauthentic or even insulting.
09 Oct 2013 | Brian Amble
Hiding fundamental truths about yourself at work – such as your sexual orientation – also affects the basic mental, physical and interpersonal skills you need to do your job, new research suggests.
20 Sep 2013 | Brian Amble
The numbers of women and people from racial minorities serving on America's corporate boards may have increased over the past decade, but the influential elite holding multiple board positions remains a white, male closed-shop. New research explores why.
16 Sep 2013 | Brian Amble
Diversity is a fact of life in the American workplace. Half of American workers now come into contact with people from different cultural and religious backgrounds when they are at work, and with this increased rate of interaction comes an increased risk of religious conflict.
14 Sep 2012 | David Livermore
Cultural diversity creates one of the best opportunities for innovation but it can also be one of the biggest roadblocks if it isn't handled with cultural intelligence. For example, in meetings the whole idea of 'speaking up' is interpreted differently depending upon your cultural background.
30 Aug 2012 | Brian Amble
A 10-year study of British companies has found that you are about four times as likely to be appointed as a director if you are a member of the same golf club as a serving member of the board.