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Diversity in the Workplace Promotes Tangible Value

It’s long been known that in the natural world, systems need “requisite variety” in order to thrive.  Homogeneity, while comfortable, leads to stasis and vulnerability. Variety, however, strengthens ecosystems, making them more agile, adaptable, and sustainable.  The same is true in our organizations — diversity in the workplace strengthens the human ecosystem, too. But, the…

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Self-Aware Leadership at the Heart of Organizational Change

One of the key learnings from my experience working with many organizations trying to transform themselves is that ultimately, organizations don’t change. People do. Recent research from McKinsey finds that half of all efforts to transform organizational performance fail either because senior managers don’t act as role models for change or because people in the organization defend the…

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Authentic Leadership, Storytelling & Engagement: Blue Beyond Takes Manhattan

A whole contingent of “BBC’ers” – including Anna, Dina, Kate, Lori, Susan, and me – recently spent several days in New York City attending the IABC World Conference. Each of us had different experiences and insights as we participated in the more than 100 available sessions on topics ranging from Leadership and Global Trends to Media, Public Relations, and Brand. As a team,…