personal development

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion…. A Deeper Dive!

Every human is different; we all have different backgrounds, personalities, and aspirations. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) embraces people from every walk of life. It recognizes the value of diverse voices and inclusivity as key factors of success. Each component of DEI is aimed to create a more welcoming, fair,…

What is the Connection Between Psychological Safety, EDIJ & QuietQuitting?

I start a 6-part weekly series on the connection between Psychological Safety, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice, and Quiet Quitting. I ask the question about how bias informs how we as leaders lead. How do these biases have an impact, if any, on Quiet Quitting. John K Whitehead & Associates…

A Lesson from Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield – Leading the Way

One of the better books ostensibly about leadership I have read is Chris Hadfield’s An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth (Random House, 2013). I didn’t start in on it with the expectation that it would enhance my own leadership, but as I often do during “down times,” I picked it up…

What are Soft Skills?

  What are Soft Skills? Soft skills are those things which help us interact with others much easier. “Soft” because it’s to compare them against “hard” skills or technical skills.  In this week’s Vlog post I talk about what Soft Skills mean to me…. from a previously posted vlog post…

What is an Inclusive Leader?

What does it mean to be an inclusive leader and what does that look like? What is an inclusive organization? In this week’s Vlog post I look at what these might be and explore the continuum created by Jennifer Brown in her book “How to Be An Inclusive Leader” and…