Generational Differences At Work Are Small. Thinking They’re Big Affects Our Behavior

August, 2019

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There’s very little evidence that people of different generations behave markedly different at work, or want markedly different things. And yet because we have stereotypes about people of different ages — and because we have stereotypes about what we think people of different ages believe about us — our ability to collaborate and learn is negatively affected. To address this, managers need to talk openly about stereotypes; emphasize the commonalities and shared goals all employees have; and recognize that employees’ needs change over time, and in lots of different ways.

How to Call Out Racial Injustice at Work

July 2020

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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.

Be a Better Ally

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The Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements have propelled those who are in positions of power to realize they must personally step up to help make their organizations more equitable and inclusive.  This article offers some specific advice about how to do that.


Which Accent Do We Trust Most (and Find Sexiest)?

December, 2015

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Research demonstrating that we don’t respond to all accents in the same way. Some benefit from this type of bias while others suffer negative consequences.



Women in the Workplace 2020

February 2020

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In a year marked by crisis and uncertainty, corporate America is at a crossroads. The choices companies make today will have consequences on gender equality for decades to come.

Three Ways Employers Can Foster Gender Equality In The Workplace

June 2021

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A Chief Marketing and Product Officer offers suggestions to mitigate the impact of the female recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.



The Key to Inclusive Leadership

March 2020

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Inclusive leadership is emerging as a unique and critical capability helping organizations adapt to diverse customers, markets, ideas and talent. This article provides an overview of what inclusive leadership is and why it’s so important.




The six signature traits of inclusive leadership

April 2016

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Diversity of markets, customers, ideas, and talent is driving the need for inclusion as a new leadership capability. Here are six attributes of leaders who display the ability to not only embrace individual differences, but to potentially leverage them for competitive advantage.

Creating a Trans-Inclusive Workplace

March-April 2020

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This article provides an overview as well as specific suggestions for how employers and colleagues can help make transgender employees feel more respected and valued in their workplaces.

How the LGBTQ+ community fares in the workplace

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Despite visible corporate support, today’s workplace is falling short of full inclusion. Here’s what companies need to know.

Mental Health Disorders and Stress Affect Working-Age Americans

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    1. Nearly 1 in 5 US adults aged 18 or older (18.3% or 44.7 million people) reported suffering from a mental illness in 2016.  The CDC explores the impact of mental health issues in the workplace and possible solutions such as workplace health promotion programs and mental and physical health interventions. 
    2. The pandemic has created an unexpected opportunity for more open and supportive conversations between HR, employees and senior leadership regarding mental health.  This article provides a good review of corporate mental health initiatives during the pandemic, including added or expanded employee assistance programs (EAPs) and services.  

Supporting Mental Health in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

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A review of workplace mental health offerings during the pandemic, including added or expanded employee assistance programs (EAPs) and services.



What it really takes to stop sexual harassment

February 2018

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Psychologists call for a comprehensive approach with real-world impact.

Moving the Needle: Accelerating Racial Diversity in Elite Professional Firms

July 2022

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Two years after the tragic murder of George Floyd, elite professional services organizations are intensifying their diversity efforts. But sadly, many people of color, particularly Black employees at elite professional services firms, still struggle to succeed Our primary research report uncovers the reasons why and offers a stress-tested framework for elite organizations to continuously improve across the board. Learn how senior leaders at law firms Akin Gump, Greenberg Traurig, Paul Weiss, Skadden Arps, Dentons, and McGuireWoods are accelerating their diversity, equity, and inclusion journeys and pulling minority leaders forward.

Being Black In Corporate America: An Intersectional Exploration

December 2019

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In this study, Coqual delivers a multifaceted analysis of the obstacles that prevent many black professionals from reaching the C-Suite. This ground-breaking research offers best practices to advance and retain black professionals.

‘Not Racist’ Is Not Enough: Putting In The Work To Be Anti-Racist

August, 2020

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Author offers 4 tips for being anti-racist. There is a link to a 10 minute 2013 TedTalk about how to talk about race across racial lines..

Who Gets to Be Afraid in America

May 2020

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Article by Prof. Ibram X. Kendi exploring the death of Ahmaud Arbery. As Kendi notes, “Americans don’t see me or Ahmaud Arbery, running down the road—they see their fear.

Race in the Workplace: The Black experience in the US private sector

February 2020

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Research report offers benchmark analysis of Black Americans in the US across sectors and industries. Data gathered from 24 companies employing 3/7 million employees.



Lack of diversity in Hollywood costs industry $10B

March 2011

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The lack of racial diversity in Hollywood has been a topic of conversation for some time. Too often the focus is on the actors. This article discusses how the lack of racial diversity both in front of and behind the camera affects the bottom line.

The continuous erasure of Latinos in the United States – the country’s largest minority group

September 2020 View info

Research project reveals that only 5% of the speaking roles in Hollywood’s top 100 movies in 2019 went to Latino actors.