November 11, 2019

Full interview: Re-posted from Institute of Managers and Leaders

Leadership Matters Magazine | December 2019 Edition.

What is the prevalence of unconscious bias in recruitment and promotion decisions?

Both conscious and unconscious biases are prevalent in standard corpor...

October 18, 2019

An award to be won every other day

The many accolades tempting practitioners within the diversity and inclusion space to build their perceived professional legitimacy in the corporations by which they are employed could be seen as excessive; are they driving practitione...

May 27, 2019

Organisations enacting classic management practices can present serious challenges for diversity and inclusion practitioners wanting to contest the status quo and carry out effective work. These bureaucratically oriented organisations impel routinised, rather than demo...

February 7, 2019

Re-posted from Institute of Managers and Leaders Blog 

With International Women’s Day approaching, I was asked by the team at the Institute of Managers and Leaders to reflect on whether women need the cooperation of men to succeed. This is a surprisingly difficult quest...

October 22, 2018

What is normative control?

Normative control can be defined as the deep, subjective experience of employees that is claimed in the name of the corporate interest. According to Kunda:

Normative control is the attempt to elicit and direct the required efforts of members by...

September 23, 2018

 

Humans have long adapted to their environments as a matter of survival. Our entire evolutionary path has largely been a matter of successful adaptation: tribes that attuned their behaviours to changing environments survived, while those that did not modify their appr...

September 13, 2018

How do you know whether your culture is really inclusive?

Measuring D&I initiatives is important for several reasons. Firstly, the planned initiatives need to be measured in terms of how they are specifically supported by the organisation’s culture. Secondly, the resul...

September 3, 2018

It’s time we talked about unconscious bias training. There has been a fair bit of debate lately about the benefit or otherwise of this popular approach to addressing our biases. There are many companies who have implemented the training; Starbucks in the US is probably...

December 12, 2016

We have all come across narcissists, psychopaths and Machiavellians in the workplace, perhaps without recognising it at the time. The problem with personality disorders, particularly with antisocial personality disorder, is that red flags are often undetected by others...

October 24, 2016

Human beings are incredible. Especially those under the age of five. Spend a few minutes observing them and you cannot help but be amazed. How often have we seen a child who loves animals and we think they are going to make a great vet one day. A child who is good with...

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