In less than a hundred days of being sworn into office, United States President, Donald Trump, has already signed three strict executive orders related to immigration. One policy, in particular, restricts all immigrants from seven Muslim countries and indefinitely bars all Syrian refugees from entering the US.
Most people usually equate diversity to race, age, or gender, ignoring the less visible but equally important dimensions such as political beliefs or even communication style. The truth is that diversity comes in many shapes and sizes. Other attributes such as religion or sexual orientation are just as relevant and meaningful when it comes to defining true diversity.
Just this morning I had a great conversation with the COO for a Fortune 500 company and as often happens, I was asked about the trend towards diversity. He had made the observation that his leadership team had become too white and too male and he thought it was a good time to add some ‘diversity’. Read More
Small businesses are the backbone of most economies. In the United States, for instance, small businesses provide over half of all jobs. In the UK, 99.3% of all private sector businesses at the beginning of 2015 were small businesses, and total employment in small-medium businesses was 15.6 million (60% of the private sector). Read More
The latter part of 2014’s plummeting oil prices set the stage for a challenging 2015 and remaining uncertainty for 2016. Companies large and small, independent and integrated, have been affected by the downturn. Read More
It may sound a bit cheeky to say that but it’s true; the first step in a startup is the part where you actually take the leap to trust yourself, your idea and just start. In some ways I started ThisWay in 1991 so ‘starting’ may look a bit different than you think. Read More