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Tips for Being an Ally

Allies play a very important role in creating inclusive work environments. Allies can help amplify the message, break down barriers and secure support of the masses. So, when you’re ready to step into the role of ally, here are some things you can do to ready yourself and increase your effectiveness. Educate yourself and be [...]

By | June 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Confronting the Like Me Bias

VisionSpring’s Inclusive Leadership Competency Model addresses the concept of inclusive leadership from three main competencies: Leads Self, Leads Others; and Drives Results. This article focuses on the second competency, Leads Others, which we define as the ability and aspiration to develop, motivate and lead people toward common goals and objectives in a way that is [...]

By | May 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

No More Glass Ceilings: The Power of Connection

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference. The Theme of the event was “No More Glass Ceilings: Dispelling Myths, Removing Organizational Barriers, & Equipping Women with Executive Traits to Ensure Leadership Success.” That is a tall order and while we’ve definitely made headway there is certainly more work [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leads Self: The First Step to Becoming an Inclusive Leader

There are countless leadership models out there and more recently you can even find inclusive leadership models. Most of these models include some common foundational elements. At VisionSpring, we too have our inclusive leadership model and I am sure to no surprise it includes 3 major competencies: Leads Self – Leads Others – Drives Results. [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can Women Have it All? Hell No, but Neither Can Any Man I know.

Honestly I am so tired of this debate – “Can women have it all?” The in vogue response has changed from “sure you can” to “no you can’t” to “yes – but not all at the same time.” And successful career women have been applauded and beat up at the same time for their response [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Does Inclusive Leadership Really Mean?

The concept of inclusive leadership is somewhat strange to me. By definition it suggests that leadership on its own is reserved and directed at just some of the people in our workforce - that we actually need to think differently about leading inclusively than just plain leadership. Although strange to some of us, this is [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Shift in Mindset: Middle Managers as your Biggest Champions not your Toughest Roadblocks

Organizations have struggled with the concept of middle manager engagement since middle managers were part of the picture. And this phenomenon is not reserved for Diversity and Inclusion practitioners alone. Too often organizations forget the simple things when it comes to middle managers like respecting their knowledge and ideas and failing to capitalize on their [...]

By | October 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Diversity and Inclusion: What’s My Line?

Your diversity and inclusion strategy should include a detailed description of your strategic priorities and how you plan to executive on that strategy. Often the most difficult step is defining those priorities – where do we need to focus in order to have the most impact. When crafting your diversity and inclusion strategic plan it [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments