A study by the Harvard Business Review reported that women are rated higher than men when it comes to leadership competencies —with women outscoring men to the highest degree in taking the initiative and driving for results.
Fortune also summarized a few things that make women great leaders such as they are better than men at empathy; they value reciprocal relationships higher than men do; and they are concerned about cooperation, collaboration, and fairness from even a younger age.
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.
Diversity is an evolving culture and value in the workplace. But more than a battle cry, true diversity presents numerous opportunities for businesses, as well as individuals to grow.
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