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CEO TalkBack: Four Principles for Putting People First

There are many competing priorities for a leader’s time: customers, products and new innovations among others. Yet, organizations that put people first send a clear message. The best organizations and leaders actually spend the majority of their time on people, and their development.

Although the actual practices for putting people first may change depending on the market conditions and cultural realities here are four principles that stand the test of time.

Improve Your Diversity Intelligence: Eliminate Your Blind Spots

By aligning diversity intelligence (DI) with leadership strategies and communication practices to ensure a truly collaborative, inclusive and engaging work environment, we can inspire high-performance teams and improve organizational and project success. DI, like other skills, is a competency that requires learning and constant improvement. As the dynamics of our diverse workplaces change, so must we.

Five Criteria for Cross-Cultural Leadership

Why is diversity in the workplace important and what do business leaders need to prepare?

Tomorrow’s Skill Sets Today: Being Future Skills Ready

Planning for the future can be a challenge given the ongoing nature of the changes in play. As a result, while it is difficult to predict exactly what future work will look like, the nature of the shifts we are experiencing puts an emphasis on developing particular skills in the present—many of which are centred on becoming better collaborators and problem solvers. The great news is that gaining these competencies empowers the whole person—granting us the opportunity to use our individual talents and grow in confidence, while better serving our teams and organizations.

Diversity Key Driver in Global Marketplace

A strong culture that supports diversity is vital to any organization’s ability to compete effectively in today’s global economy.

Disabilities and Workplace Solutions: Experience (is) the Difference

The modern workplace is a microcosm of society at large. Each department can be likened to a little slice of life, each representing the complex demographics of the world that HR professionals inhabit. One aspect of workplace culture that has changed dramatically is the integration of minorities, and not just gender-related, but other minorities as well such as members of the LGBTQ community and the disabled.

Developing Diversity into a Competitive Advantage

When people think of workplace diversity, the first thought that often pops into their head is legislated hiring quotas. However, true workplace diversity is about so much more than meeting quotas. In fact, if your only goal as an HR professional is to meet quotas, you’re potentially sacrificing some of the best candidates available to you.

HR Leading Others to Lead

In this article, we argue instead that a “leader” is anyone who helps others see their own leadership potential, and HR professionals are uniquely positioned to be just such leaders within their organizations. In fact, their informal sphere of influence is much bigger than they realize, as they often have connections across the organization and access to talented people in every function and at every level.

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