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Inclusion

The State of Workplace Inclusion: 2020 to 2023: Part 1 – “I Came Out as Black”

NOTE: This article is Part 1 of a 4-part series about workplace inclusion between March 2020 and May 2023. The subsequent three editions will be:...
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“Leading Inclusion” is One of the 10 Best Leadership Books for 2023

This year, the folk at CEO Magazine have honored my book, Leading Inclusion, by including it on this list of 10 books "to guide you...
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How Black women are pushing back against natural hair discrimination disguised as “professionalism”

"Professionalism" is a term often misused in business life, and it works to the disadvantage of employees and candidates whose physical characteristics do not match...
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Why “quiet hired” is terrible for women and people of color

Just when we thought we had heard enough of the newfangled workplace phenomena that came out of the COVID-19 pandemic, here comes another: "quiet hiring!"...
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Gena’s Free Coaching Session: My manager and colleagues caught me telling a lie. What should I do?

Periodically readers bring up thorny workplace situations and ask me, "What should I do?" These "Free Coaching Sessions" are how I document that advice so...
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“Leading Inclusion” book launches on October 11, 2022!

 MEDIA RELEASE  Organizational Psychologist and Executive Coach Helps Corporate Leaders Respond to Calls for Meaningful AND Visible Diversity and Inclusion Outcomes  Clearwater, FL – Corporate...
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Don’t make your employees work with toxic clients

Toxic clients exist, and putting them first (i.e., the customer is always right) is a mistake, especially if your employees will have to suffer to...
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These two common C-suite actions have not helped workplace inclusion

My world changed when police killed Breonna Taylor in March 2020 because it felt like the country had hit rock bottom in the manifestation of...
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3 ways to enhance c-suite diversity

Since 1955, corporate board directors have selected a Fortune 500 CEO about 1800 times, yet fewer than 100 women and fewer than 6 Black women...
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