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  • Leading with Empathy

    Empathy has emerged as a panacea to combat the anguish and suffering of the global pandemic of COVID-19 and its impact. Leading with empathy is needed. As organizations embrace a hybrid working model, they have to rethink and reimagine four critical areas: execution, collaboration, communication, and enablement. Empathy should be a core tenet of organizational culture.

  • Leveraging Diversity to Enhance Cybersecurity

    How can we ensure there is a diverse mindset applied to cybersecurity? By including non-technical people, those from non-traditional backgrounds, and being intentional about avoiding herd mentality. If we as an industry proclaim security as a best practice, we must equally ensure diversity to ensure we have most effectively mitigated the risks that abound.

  • How to Work Better Together: Building DEI Awareness in Tech

    We have a diversity problem in technology. Many of our visions and standards of success are centered around one group of people, even though there are many groups contributing to global advancement and growth. The main reason for this is legacy, similar to legacy code. We can overcome this inherited debt by educating ourselves and planning time to do work to rebuild and replace our “legacy code”.

  • DEI Is Rooted in Justice: Stop Making it about Profit

    Diversity, equity, and inclusion practices exist for the betterment of every single person within a company from the ground floor to the glass ceilings. Don't build a case for diversity, equity, and inclusion. You are an establishment that depends on other humans to operate your business and bring success. Their sense of belonging, inclusion, and psychological safety is your direct responsibility.

  • Inclusion Has to Be Continuous

    To create a truly diverse culture, we need to have inclusion throughout the whole lifecycle of an employee’s career journey. Leaders need to foster a psychologically safe inclusive environment to allow diversity and diversity of thought to exist. They need to grow people to move them out and continuously get new people in to shake things up, to maintain diversity and inclusion.

  • Q&A on the Book Virtual Teams Across Cultures

    The book Virtual Teams Across Cultures, by Theresa Sigillito Hollema, examines what makes multicultural virtual teams tick – why they’re different and how to unlock their potential. This book is a comprehensive guide for reflective leaders who want to bring out the best in distributed, culturally diverse teams.

  • Q&A on the Book Good Guys

    In the book Good Guys, David Smith and Brad Johnson describe how men can support women in the workplace by becoming their allies. It explains why men are the missing ingredient for creating gender equity in the workplace and provides solutions to increase inclusion and diversity.

  • Q&A on the Book Leading with Uncommon Sense

    The book Leading with Uncommon Sense by Wiley Davi and Duncan Spelman questions typical- and for many leaders familiar- approaches to leadership. It challenges "common sense” mainstream thinking about leadership and provides alternatives that require slowing down, engaging with our emotions, paying close attention to social identities, and embracing complexity.

  • Q&A on the Book How to Be an Inclusive Leader

    The book How to Be an Inclusive Leader by Jennifer Brown provides a step-by-step guide to becoming an advocate for inclusion. It explains what leaders can do to increase inclusiveness in the workplace, describes the characteristics of inclusive leaders, explores why inclusion matters and how people cover, and provides the inclusive leader continuum.

  • Q&A on the Book Unleashed

    The book Unleashed - The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You by Frances Frei and Anne Morriss explores how leaders can become more effective in empowering their people. It shows how they can combine trust, love, and belonging to create spaces where people excel.

  • Software Teams and Teamwork Trends Report Q1 2020

    The Culture & Methods editors team present their take on the topics that are at the front of the technology adoption curve: how to make teams and teamwork more effective, in person or remote, some new tools and techniques, some ideas that have been around for a while and are starting to gain traction, the push for professionalism, ethical behavior and being socially and environmentally aware.

  • Q&A on the Book Unleashing the Power of Diversity

    The book Unleashing the Power of Diversity by Bjørn Z. Ekelund describes the Diversity Icebreaker, an experiential communication exercise where people learn about themselves and others. The differences are named Red, Blue and Green, a language of diversity that is relevant for interaction, problem solving, giving feedback, and creating inclusiveness and trust.

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