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3 Surprising Reasons Diversity Training Fails

One of the most common requests that companies like mine receive from organizations is to do training. When done right and well, training increases knowledge, builds awareness and teaches effective behaviors. When done wrong or poorly, training is a waste of money at best, and harmful at worst. To be […]

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Avoid this Disempowering Mistake of “Empowerment”

Susana Rinderle

Often in the diversity and inclusiveness sphere, I hear talk of empowerment. C-suite leaders want to empower middle managers. Middle managers want to empower employees. Advocates and change agents speak of empowering entire groups of disenfranchised, marginalized, and underrepresented people. Consultants strive to empower C-suite leaders, and entire organizations. The […]

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Attraction and Engagement, not Recruitment and Retention

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One of the common goals and challenges of organizations striving to increase their diversity is the recruitment and retention of “diverse” employees. More and more companies see the connection between having a workforce that looks like, talks like and easily understands their consumers and the satisfaction, loyalty and spending of […]

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Diversity Isn’t Dead, But We’ve Been Doing it Wrong

Diversity is dead. Diversity is buried. Diversity is a waste of time and money. Diversity is appealing but not practical. These are statements I hear regularly, even from diversity professionals. We have failed. The return on investment for diversity efforts is dismal (here’s just one example of our lack of […]

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Four Steps to Achieve Inclusiveness (not “Inclusion”)

Susana Rinderle

The new year is an ideal time to reflect on past triumphs and tribulations, and set the course for the days and months to come. Thoughtful attention to language is a critical way we create reality and set the stage for D&I success (see this post on the term “cultural […]

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5 Steps for a High-Nutrient, Lean D&I Training Program

Susana Rinderle

Training is usually a staple in an organization’s diversity and inclusiveness diet. However, many fill their plates with generous servings of training that are nutrient-poor and high in empty calories. Ensure your organization feasts upon high-nutrient, lean training programs that provide an excellent return on investment by following these critical […]

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The Real Crisis: Our Poverty of Imagination

Susana Rinderle

For millennia, this time of year has been a season of rest and introspection — a season of dimmer days, longer nights, hunkering down and huddling together. A season of relying on the fruits of the year’s harvest, appreciating the warmth of the hearth, sharing stories, reconnecting with mystery and […]

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Six Commandments for D&I Leadership Success

Susana Rinderle

One of the tragedies of the diversity & inclusion (D&I) field is how quickly D&I professionals burn out, often right when their efforts are about to pay off.  D&I work is challenging, and can often be lonely.  Set yourself and your team up for success by following these six commandments […]

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7 Questions to Assess D&I Readiness: Is now the right time for your organization?

Susana Rinderle

Picture this: You’re personally committed to diversity and inclusiveness. You have a few allies in the C-suite. You’ve just returned from an eye-opening, inspiring conference with the fervor of the converted, eager to report back to the CEO who sent you there. You’re ready to hit the ground running and […]

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