What Your Organization Needs to Increase Innovation Belonging is a seemingly little thing that shapes everything. We each need to belong. Having a sense of belonging is, in fact, a most fundamental human psychological need, as essential as our need for shelter, sustenance, and being safe from harm. For those of us who took Psych, More
Culture and leadership aren’t just two important aspects of the game – they are the game.
The Secret to Getting Your Ideas Heard & Impacting the World This post originally appeared on Medium. Why are some people able to make a difference, and other people give up on their own ideas? For a long time, I would listen to authors and those in the management circuit for answers and found myself frustrated. More
Why Onlyness is the Key to Overturning Power Structures This post originally appeared on Medium. Think back, and remember the first time you were valued for yourself. Someone saw your shining capacity and reflected it back to you to say, this is who you are. Or, this is what you can do. How did that feel? Now, More
Yesterday, I published the below article in Harvard Business Review. I started writing this piece about two months ago, thinking somehow that it was “timely.” Sadly, the news cycle kept providing more and more fodder for it to remain “timely” to look at the sexual harassment issues with a broader lens. In that window of More
Could 12 white, blue-eyed, blonde men constitute a diverse group? That’s what Denise Young Smith, Apple’s Diversity exec, recently suggested and then, because of the Internet blowback, had to apologize for saying. ARE WE DOING TO OTHERS ? Though it’s a bad sound-bite, there’s also validity in the comment. Some statistics came to mind: When one-third of people More
An executive was recounting a recent work “failure” and asking for some advice. She had been brought in to a software product company to add her UX (user design) experience. And, despite all her best efforts to apply her distinct perspective and vision to the company’s goals, she felt frustrated that, really … nothing changed. She More