5 Ways to Improve Diversity in Senior Leadership Positions

5 Ways to Improve Diversity in Senior Leadership Positions

Leadership teams of major organizations haven’t historically been diverse, but there is a way to make things better. Diversity in senior leadership teams takes intention, work, and planning. In my previous articles, we examined how retaining underrepresented talent as well as identifying where minority staff aren’t given promotions in your organization are keys to fostering a diverse workplace. However, if you really want the diversity within your organization to flourish, you need to create and implement a clear succession planning strategy so that underrepresented individuals have opportunities to advance all the way through, from entry-level to VP and even extending to C-Suite positions.

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Identify the Clogs in Your Leadership Pipeline to Improve Your Organization’s DEI Strategy

Identify the Clogs in Your Leadership Pipeline to Improve Your Organization’s DEI Strategy

As greater numbers of organizations seek to include more ethnically and culturally diverse people in their workforces, it becomes increasingly important to address differences in representation among the various levels of staff and leadership. In my previous article, I shared about the importance of retaining staff from underrepresented communities and looking for “leaks” in the company. Today, we will examine the problem of “clogs” in the leadership pipeline that prevents some employees from moving up in an organization.

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Focus on Retention Before Recruitment to Strengthen Your Organization’s DEI Strategy

Focus on Retention Before Recruitment to Strengthen Your Organization’s DEI Strategy

Recent studies are proving what many have suspected for years: More diverse workforces outperform less diverse ones. McKinsey’s Diversity wins: How inclusion matters report, published in May 2020, states that companies in the top quartile of ethnic and cultural diversity were 36% more likely to outperform companies in the bottom quartile[1]. So, if your corporation is not ethnically and culturally diverse, then you do not currently have the best talent available.

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How to Revolutionize Ethical Leadership Training

In a recent webinar, I share about how organizations can engage employees at all levels to improve ethical conduct, through a video-based training approach. This is based on my work helping every T-Mobile employee Do It the Right Way.

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Diversity & Referrals: The Ultimate Double-Edged Sword

In this interview, I share how organizations can build a diversity retention program that complements their recruiting efforts.

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How to improve organizational health during COVID

I was recently interviewed on how to increase diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the midst of a prolonged crisis.

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Insightful Articles from 2019

Insightful Articles from 2019

Here’s a few articles about organizational health and growth that I found insightful:

Want to Date a Colleague? Think Carefully (Wall Street Journal)
Good opportunity to raise the underlying issues that really need to be addressed. Otherwise, blanket policies abound to address only the symptoms. 

The most important skill in the future will be the ability to “connect the dots” in your own way! (Fabio Moioli, Head Consulting & Services at Microsoft)

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