Young Boy and Girl Imagine Flying On Skateboard

Why do we clip young girls’ wings?

The messaging we send to young girls at an early age, that a career will be at odds with their ability to be the best mother, impacts their self-belief, dreams, and values and will clip their wings before they fly.

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Are organisations ‘diversity washing’ with quotas?

A critical step required to overcome the inertia for change is to tap into employees’ psyche to understand what some of the blockers under the surface could be. Individually, people may have personal concerns, such as their fear that they will lose their job to someone else or that the organisational culture will change. Collectively, the corporate culture may lead people to resist change as the new initiative is not how ‘we do things here’.

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Six fresh leadership skills

Listening, responding and validating people’s situations, stories and concerns continue to be some of the most powerful leadership capabilities. Having a solid and respectful leader in times that are tough is often what employees value most of all.