Archive of: 2015

  • "How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth"

    The Managing Director of The Diversity & Innovation company was privileged to hear Vivian Hunt, Director and Managing partner of McKinsey UK and Ireland talk about the global opportunity around women’s equality at the Institute of Directors’ recent Women in Business conference. McKinsey continue to provide strong thought leadership on diversity and the economic prize available.

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  • "Gender equality: Taking stock of where we are"

    McKinsey are to be congratulated for their candid assessment of their continuing challenge to achieve gender equality. The good news is McKinsey refer to the “efforts under way to challenge fundamental mind-sets and behaviors inside the firm”. At The Diversity & Innovation Company we believe the key to making breakthrough progress on diversity is to address the “Empathy Gap” through our immersion experiences.

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  • "Empathy Is Still Lacking in the Leaders Who Need It Most"

    This is a cracking article by Ernest J. Wilson III of University of Southern California about Empathy being the main foundation of 5 attributes of successful leaders.

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  • Want To Field A Winning Team? Try Equality

    Want To Field A Winning Team? Try Equality

    Two organizational behaviour professors have come up with what they call a simple but nonetheless magical formula for putting together a winning team. The two, Roderick Swaab of the INSEAD Business School in Singapore, and Adam Galinsky of Columbia Business School in New York City, studied FIFA data from 199 national football teams (“soccer” to those of you living in the land mass between Canada and Mexico) between 2006 – the date the world football organization introduced more precise ranking metrics – and 2011.

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  • “I had no idea how little men respect women until I became one…..”

    “I had no idea how little men respect women until I became one…..”

    I read two articles in The Times newspaper on Friday 28 August 2015 which illustrate a common challenge for business leaders, and link back to the main reason why we established The Diversity & Innovation Company.

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  • "How a shared sense of integrity brings leaders together"

    This article is a useful contribution to the current hot discussion on how to achieve successful leadership in the global operating environment. Our leadership development programmes based around Indian rural schools help create the self-awareness and empathy which complement the sense of integrity.

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  • "Why Emotionally Intelligent People Are More Successful"

    The Diversity & Innovation Co focuses on developing self awareness and empathy in your business leaders.

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    In my job as MD of The Diversity & innovation Company I have learned “more in a day” than the rest of my career as I road test Experience Days with our charity suppliers. Here are some great examples of authentic leadership attributes:

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  • "Why leadership-development programs fail"

    This is a useful analysis by McKinsey on how companies can avoid the most common mistakes in leadership development and increase the odds of success by matching specific leadership skills and traits to the context at hand; embedding leadership development in real work; fearlessly investigating the mind-sets that underpin behaviour; and monitoring the impact so as to make improvements over time.

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  • "Great Leaders Can Think Like Each Member of Their Team"

    Leaders who agree with Brian Uzzi’s assessment of what Great leaders need to do should also have a look at how The Diversity & Innovation Company helps leaders look beyond the norm, unlock their imagination and change the way they think – through our immersive experiences.

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