Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity is not a nice-to-do. It’s a must-do. Try an innovative, proven approach to building diverse, inclusive teams.

We spend a lot of time talking about diversity and inclusion – and we spend billions of dollars every year on training, but the reality is that things aren’t getting better:

  • Among CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, there are fewer women than there are men named James

  • Nearly 90 percent of all executive directors or presidents of nonprofits or foundations are white

  • Leading companies like Google are not actually leading on diversity: 70 percent of Google’s global workforce are male and more than 90 percent are white

In fact, by many assessments and on many dimensions, we feel more divided than ever before in our businesses and our communities.

The problem is our mindset about diversity and inclusion. We talk about and teach it as a “nice-to-do.”

It’s not a nice-to-do – it’s a have-to-do. If you’re a business with a problem, you can’t solve that problem unless you bring a diverse group of people around a table. It is natural to want to want to gather with those like us, who think like us and have similar experiences. We often agree and things are more harmonious. Unfortunately, if everyone is the same – you’re missing something big. You can’t solve the most important problems – and you cannot innovate – if you don’t bring in new perspectives.

We’re not going to get better at diversity and inclusion until we realize that It’s in our own self-interest to include others who are different than we are. Our program equips you to build diverse teams and inclusive cultures and, indeed, high-performance organizations.

 
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