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Tuesday Tips: Leading diversity

Posted on: November 15th, 2016 by Keith Coats 1 Comment

The Problem: Leading diversity (difference) is amongst the most complex and difficult of all challenges that leaders face. How can you lead difference in such a way that the benefits of diversity can flourish? The Solution: Difference takes many forms – personal, cultural, gender to name but three. Identify the ‘difference’ in your team and […]

They had to know: The most important three words in your organisation

Posted on: May 27th, 2016 by Keith Coats 1 Comment

‘Never Again’ is the inscription inscribed in five languages at the Dachau Concentration Camp memorial site a short distance outside Munich. A visit to such a place is not easy yet is entirely necessary. This is a place where man’s inhumanity and cruelty is laid bare. It is a place that is custodian to a […]

Leading Difference: 7 Questions Leaders Need to Ask.

Posted on: February 19th, 2016 by Keith Coats No Comments

Anthropologist Kate Fox in her wonderful book, Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour, makes the following point: The principal effect of globalization, as far as I can tell, has been an increase in nationalism and tribalism, a proliferation of struggles for independence, devolution and self-determination and a resurgence of concern about ethnicity […]

The Business Benefits of Diversity

Posted on: January 5th, 2016 by Jude Foulston No Comments

When we think of diversity and inclusion in our organizations there are two things that we normally think about and both are problems. The first is that we tend to think of diversity only in terms of women and culture, and of course there are many other types of diversity! In fact, the real heart […]

Seeing the Invisible: Shedding light on our blindness

Posted on: November 27th, 2015 by Keith Coats No Comments

It has been said that we ‘don’t see the world as it is but rather we see the world as we are’. This is very true and it also happens to be the first step along the pathway towards emotional intelligence. It is the gateway to recognising that we each have lenses through which we […]