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Carefully curated op-ed features exploring a range of perspectives across topics of leadership, diversity, education and work culture.

4 Myths About In-Person Work, Dispelled

Employee engagement has reached frightening lows in just about every industry, which understandably has leaders deeply worried and looking for answers to see them through the Great Reshuffle. All of this trouble started, so the logic often goes, when the pandemic...

In a Crisis, Great Leaders Prioritize Listening

How leaders navigate a crisis — big or small — has an enormous influence over the impact that crisis will have on their organization, not to mention the personal impact it will have on the people and leadership of that organization, in its aftermath.  The pandemic — a...

How to Build Real Relationships at Work

Does stepping into the office feel awkward? It might — especially if you’ve been working remotely or find yourself surrounded by more empty desks and chairs than people at work. If anything, the experience can start to feel a lot like the first day at school, but...

Are Your Company’s D&I Efforts Shallow?

Introduction A lack of diversity in the workforce often has systemic and cultural causes — and is therefore not a quick fix. To change this, organizations should measure how effective they are at creating an inclusive culture where all employees feel they can...

Learning at Home: One (of many) learning dilemmas caused by inequality

The fact that schools are open and have adapted to a new, albeit restricted functionality under Covid -19 without any major disruptions in terms of closures or new outbreaks is a testament to the commitment, resilience, and adeptness of our school leaders and...

How to Call Out Racial Injustice at Work

It takes courage to speak up about racial injustice at work. Raising these issues brings risk for anyone — but especially for Black employees. But the authors’ research shows that you can speak up more effectively, and gives five strategies to mitigate those risks: 1)...

Education in the time of Covid-19

Connecting Schools and Communities Something interesting caught my attention when government went into action with the lockdown in the country – 10 000 community health care workers were deployed for mass community–based screenings, referral to clinics for testing,...

Leadership in Times of Covid-19

Essential Qualities, Skills and Practices The role of managers is to keep the trains running on time, to work with what is known and visible, sticking to policies, procedures and plans. But when we face a complex, unpredictable and invisible future, as with Covid-19,...

Equal Opportunity for Deeper Learning

Out of concern that the nation’s schools—particularly those working with traditionally underserved populations—are not adequately preparing all students to succeed in college and careers, education policymakers have launched a series of major reform efforts in recent...

Why Diversity Programs Fail (And what works better)

Businesses started caring a lot more about diversity after a series of high-profile lawsuits rocked the financial industry. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Morgan Stanley shelled out $54 million—and Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch more than $100 million each—to...
4 Myths About In-Person Work, Dispelled

4 Myths About In-Person Work, Dispelled

Employee engagement has reached frightening lows in just about every industry, which understandably has leaders deeply worried and looking for answers to see them through the Great Reshuffle. All of this trouble started, so the logic often goes, when the pandemic...

read more
In a Crisis, Great Leaders Prioritize Listening

In a Crisis, Great Leaders Prioritize Listening

How leaders navigate a crisis — big or small — has an enormous influence over the impact that crisis will have on their organization, not to mention the personal impact it will have on the people and leadership of that organization, in its aftermath.  The pandemic — a...

read more
How to Build Real Relationships at Work

How to Build Real Relationships at Work

Does stepping into the office feel awkward? It might — especially if you’ve been working remotely or find yourself surrounded by more empty desks and chairs than people at work. If anything, the experience can start to feel a lot like the first day at school, but...

read more

WEBINARS & PODCASTS

How to Do Hybrid Work Right

How to Do Hybrid Work Right

Complimentary Video Webinar For years, most organizations viewed a physical office as the best place to work. However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses to reimagine how their employees worked, resulting in an increase in remote work and untraditional hours....

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TED Business: Leadership Podcast

TED Business: Leadership Podcast

Hosted by Modupe Akinola of Columbia Business School, TED Business is one of the best leadership podcasts for anyone striving to overcome challenges in their position. The first half of each show includes a quick TED talk from some of the most influential leadership...

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PUBLICATIONS

Top Leadership Books To Reach Your Potential in 2022

Top Leadership Books To Reach Your Potential in 2022

Top leadership books in 2022 1. Act Like A Leader, Think Like A Leader    About the Author Herminia Ibarra is an expert on professional and leadership development. She served as  Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning at INSEAD. And currently, Herminia...

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10 Best Diversity and Inclusion Books for 2021

10 Best Diversity and Inclusion Books for 2021

1. The Loudest Duck: Moving Beyond Diversity while Embracing Differences to Achieve Success at Work by Laura A. Liswood The Loudest Duck is one of the most popular workplace diversity books on the market. The book advocates for a meaningful approach to diversity. For...

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Shifting Paradigms Changing Practice

Shifting Paradigms Changing Practice

Shifting Paradigms Changing Practice: Values-based instructional leadership in schools | 2017 South Africa’s public schools and their learners need good leaders. Read more about the findings conducted by Dr Al Witten and the Sasol Inzalo Foundation about their...

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