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How Can We Close the Leadership Gender Gap for Women?

How can we close the leadership gender gap for women? That’s the million-dollar question. Organizations continue to struggle to move women from manager-level into director-level positions, and even more so, from director-level into vice president level and above. Why?
3 min read | Kelly Primus
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Leadership Belonging

What's So Important About Belonging?

In 2020, many factors collided that caused business leaders to double down on initiating diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives. Fast forward to now, and the political climate and recent pushback surrounding DEIB have many leaders struggling to successfully implement inclusion strategies.
4 min read | Kelly Primus
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Leadership Belonging

What To Do When A Fear Of Innovation Holds Your Organization Back

Earlier in my career, I was caught off guard when I was asked during a job interview, "How do you innovate?" It was a question I couldn’t answer, and it became a defining moment that has stuck with me throughout my career. Today, as Leading NOW's CEO, it’s a question I often ask our clients when advising them on how to create a culture of inclusion and innovation.
5 min read | Kelly Primus
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Talent Development Leadership Accountability

Are You Holding Yourself And Your Team Accountable In The Right Way?

Accountability is at the heart of all high-performing teams and successful organizations. Employees at all levels take full ownership and responsibility for their actions, decisions and performance—and for the achievement of business outcomes—without excuses. Healthy cultures that prioritize accountability see better results in productivity, collaboration and engagement, high morale and a greater capacity to thrive. If that doesn't sound like your organization, then as a leader, you have to find out why. It's time to determine how teams can align their tasks with the organization's big picture.
4 min read | Kelly Primus
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Talent Development Leadership Accountability

Top 3 Things About Talent That It's Time For CEOs To Address

Five years ago, I read Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First, a book by corporate governance expert Ram Charam, Dominic Barton of McKinsey & Company and Dennis Carey of Korn Ferry. Immediately, I knew these visionaries were onto something big. They forecasted the need for organizations to deploy talent as a critical function of business, warning CEOs that if they wanted to be successful, they needed to pull the talent initiative into the C-suite. Given where we are today with the war for talent, I'm still amazed at the foresight. CEOs must prioritize people and can no longer leave talent solely in the hands of HR. They need to focus on developing the next generation of leaders if they want their organization to survive, thrive and outperform their competition.
4 min read | Kelly Primus
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Talent Development Leadership Diversity & Inclusion CEO Advice

DO THIS, NOT THAT - How Investing In Leadership Development Leads To An Inclusive Culture

According to a recent article in CEO World, among the top 3 things that are keeping CEO’s up at night is the strength of their people. But it’s not physical strength that keeps them awake. It’s the strength of their current and future leadership talent that has them concerned.
3 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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Talent Development Leadership Diversity & Inclusion DE&I Cultural Dynamics

DO THIS, NOT THAT - How Leaders Can Create a Psychologically Safe Workplace

Having a culture of Inclusion is not only about checking off the boxes for diversity. It’s about diversity of thought, and making sure everyone in the organization feels secure enough to express themselves without fear of retribution. It means creating a psychologically safe workplace where those on teams feel comfortable enough to take risks, express their ideas and concerns, ask questions, and admit mistakes – all without fear of negative consequences. How do you create a psychologically safe workplace and what are the benefits of doing so?
3 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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Leadership Diversity & Inclusion DE&I Cultural Dynamics Psychological Safety

Listen NOW to hear Kelly Primus on the MINDWORKS Podcast

Successful leaders understand that in order to improve their organization’s culture, retain employees, and ultimately, improve the company’s overall performance and profitability, they need to constantly evolve. That means keeping up with how leadership is defined in today’s post-covid world.
1 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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Leadership Managers Mindsets Cultural Dynamics

Do You Know How Your Employees *Really* Feel About Your Organization?

Do you know how your employees really feel about your organization? If you read this question and answered “no”, isn’t it time you asked? And even if the answer was “yes”, do you really know? Do you know how your employees are experiencing your organization’s culture? Do they feel included? Are your company’s leaders demonstrating inclusive behavior? Do your employees see them demonstrating inclusive behavior?
3 min read | Gretchen Sussman
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Leadership Tools/Resources Change Assessments

One Year Later: Change is Still Constant

A year ago, when Covid-19 changed all of our lives in so many ways, Leading NOW’s CEO summed up how most of us were feeling with a quote from Greek philosopher, Heraclitus –– “Change is the only constant in life.” Her blog post, Leadership at the pace of Global Change, kicked off a 6-part series on how to deal with change when things are volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA). Below, we share a recap of the entire “change” series to help you keep up with the constantly changing world we live in. If you missed the series the first time around, now is your chance to catch up, with tips that will help you lead, manage and navigate during these VUCA times. Read ON!
6 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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Leadership Tools/Resources Change