Women in the Workplace: Boosting Your Cultural Intelligence

Marilyn: Welcome to Weekly Wisdom, boosting Cultural Intelligence, this week on Women in the Workplace: challenges and bottom line results; Marilyn O’Hearne with Courtney Thomas, CEO of the Central Exchange and at the Westport Plexpod, kicking off the .WISTEMM Village. So Courtney tell us about some of the challenges you see for women in the workplace.

Courtney: First and foremost I think one of the largest challenges that women face is having the same opportunities as men. We talk about wage parity, gender disparity. Those sorts of things that limit women from achieving the goals […]

Women in the Workplace: Boosting Your Cultural Intelligence2018-06-06T20:45:46+00:00

Generations Clash Over Workplace Attire-What to Do?

Cultural Intelligence is a lifelong journey!with so many sparkling facets, I say. Today I am sharing a few gems from this morning’s Diversity and Inclusion Workshop, with the video and audio above of my interview about generational clashes over workplace attire, followed by the transcript below and our GDPR update. This makes for a longer than usual blog. You are at choice for which sections you want to explore.

Diversity and Inclusion Gems

You hear what you see,” after we listened to someone say something with our eyes opened and closed. Also, I was delighted to hear […]

Generations Clash Over Workplace Attire-What to Do?2018-05-30T20:56:19+00:00

#MeToo: What Will YOU Do?

Me Too! I want to play on the school sponsored sports team, to drive the car, to own property, to vote, to be paid equally for equal work, to have a seat around the board table, in politics, even be the CEO, to be respected, to feel safe. What will YOU do to contribute to a solution? One third of all women will experience violence (sexual or other) in their lifetime, according to the UN. Me too is a human rights issue.

Do men also experience violence and sexual harassment? Yes, much less frequently.

#MeToo: What Will YOU Do?2018-05-16T21:48:44+00:00

Are You Unleashing or Limiting Potential and Innovation?

Hi Marilyn O’Hearne here, with a few minutes of Weekly Wisdom, today asking are you unleashing or stifling potential & innovation? 

Research tells us we spend more time talking with people who are like us. We know the damaging effects of that not only on profitability but also, related, on innovation. If everyone has the same perspective, innovation, so necessary in our fast-paced world where the next new thing is quickly outdated, is stifled. Whether you are a solopreneur or bigger organization leader, how do you keep your organization on the cutting edge?

Are You Unleashing or Limiting Potential and Innovation?2018-05-02T15:24:02+00:00

How CQ Coaching Can Result in 19% Increased Talent Retention, Decreased Conflict; 300% ROI

“David”s (name changed) unconscious bias directed at himself was holding him and his organization back. He had experienced a disability growing up that resulted in his reluctance to communicate with senior leaders. His unconcious bias was that his disability limited his capacity to make a meaningful contribution.

Now, if you had asked David if he believed this disability could negatively impact capacity for anyone else he would have said, “Of course not!”

His unconscious bias led to his belief: “They (the senior leaders) are not going to want to talk with me or hear what I […]

How CQ Coaching Can Result in 19% Increased Talent Retention, Decreased Conflict; 300% ROI2018-04-06T16:48:50+00:00

The Competitive Edge: How CQ Are You & Why You Should Care?

Why should you care about Cultural Intelligence?  To stay competitive in our complex, interconnected world and diverse workforce. “CQ is a critical capability for navigating today’s increasingly global and diverse business environment. It’s so important that we made it one of our core behaviors at PwC.” —Robert Mortiz, Chair PWC, United States, with “Ninety percent of leading executives from 68 countries identify intercultural skills as among the most important capabilities required to remain competitive,”  as reported by Ang,, Van Dyne, & Rockstuhl

Cultural Intelligence, including managing bias, also contributes to prosperity and your ability to achieve your vision by decreasing costly conflict, […]

The Competitive Edge: How CQ Are You & Why You Should Care?2018-03-30T14:47:00+00:00

Hacking Motivation: Deadline Power + Not to be missed invitations for coaches

What do successfully leading during challenging times, completing a book and running for or serving in political office have in common? Hacking motivation to reach goals! We address the third of three motivation hacks, with three examples, this time focused on calendar commitments with financial implications.

1.Leading during challenging times: When asked how she hacks motivation to reach goals, Dr. Sandra Billinger, University of Kansas Medical Center Associate Professor replied, “In my position as Interim Associate Dean, with so many meetings on the calendar + team + research; I scheduled time for myself to write grants, which contribute to funding and […]

Hacking Motivation: Deadline Power + Not to be missed invitations for coaches2017-12-21T17:50:20+00:00

Future Proofing

 

Building on “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” Gahndi’s quote, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” (Barack Obama)

Almost 50% of you in the US may have just shut down your brain when you saw the quote attributed to Barack Obama. “Judgment shuts down the brain in .07 seconds,” (The Human Brain Book, Rita Carter) We all experience unconscious bias. Our brains automatically filter people into like/dislike, safe/unsafe, approach/withdraw categories without our awareness. […]

Future Proofing2017-12-08T09:27:35+00:00

Future Proofing

 

Building on “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” Ghandi’s quote, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” (Barack Obama)

Almost 50% of you in the US may have just shut down your brain when you saw the Barack Obama quote. “Judgment shuts down the brain in .07 seconds,” (The Human Brain Book, Rita Carter) We all experience unconscious bias. Our brains automatically filter people into like/dislike, safe/unsafe, approach/withdraw categories without our awareness. (Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow, Daniel […]

Future Proofing2017-12-08T09:27:26+00:00

Preventing Conflict, Promoting Peace

 

Book - Breaking Free From Bias

What do you see in the image of this book cover?

I see a break through and breaking free, in partnership, to a world and workplace of greater peace and less conflict.

How is this possible?

Our world is breaking open. In fact, it sometimes seems to be exploding with cultural clashes and unconscious bias at the root of much conflict. Unconscious bias? Yes, you! We all have it, no matter what our background, training, and experience.

My vision is living and working in a world of shared […]

Preventing Conflict, Promoting Peace2017-12-08T09:27:36+00:00
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