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Belonging Precedes “Doing Stuff”

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

Why Leaders Must Find & Create Belonging

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

Is Denise Young Smith of Apple Right?

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

GET YOUR IDEAS THROUGH

A friend* went to a workshop that the OpEd project runs, whose objective was to teach how to claim and state their opinions so clearly, that they shape the opinions of others. Regular members of this Yes & Know community might remember that I wrote about them in an Harvard Business Review piece on fixing  More