I recently attended and presented at the World Bank Conference on Oil, Gas, Mining and Gender in Washington, D.C. and was impressed with the gender practitioners’ best practices from around the world on how to create a sustained shift on gender equality.
Creating a Gender Transformation Movement for A Better Workplace Culture The Cost of Doing Nothing Photo: The Boss Magazine Gender Equality in the workplace Women represent only 17% or less in each of the natural resource sectors (mining, oil and gas, forestry) and are not equally placed across levels and types of jobs. Roughly fifty […]
With the fast pace of information hitting us from all angles all day long, it’s no surprise that people feel that multi-tasking has been taken to a new level. Be it the balance between personal and professional life, or just keeping up with the pressures at work, we are now operating at a pace that the generation before us did not do. With that constant stream of action and reaction each day brings a new layer of added stress.
Despite the growing attention given to gender diversity these days, you can still find people who will quietly admit that they don’t see this issue as an issue at all. They are the folks who look around them and see women employed and wonder what all the fuss is about. And there are those that […]
“Can’t you see why you’re wrong?!”. We have all heard this, or some variation of it, in our arguments with those closest to us. Typically, the recipient of this phrase is unable or unwilling to change their viewpoint, leading to a further breakdown in communication. In this series, I will be tackling the need for […]
Despite major advances in the last decade in Corporate Social Responsibility, companies have missed the mark when it comes to Social Intelligence. This concept was developed by Edward Thorndike in 1920 and it refers to how humans act toward each other. In an organizational context, this can refer to how leaders treat their employees and […]
Change agents spend their time managing large projects in as little time as possible. Management often expects change agents to get the process done without intrusion or without relying too heavily on employees. Unfortunately, that prevents the agent from doing good work and it prevents the business from having a successful change process. So, to […]
If you talk with psychologists about social intelligence, they will be clear that it’s been around since Daniel Goleman introduced the term in the late 1990’s. His definition is “the ability to get along well with others, and to get them to cooperate with you.” He’s written books about leadership and the need to onboard […]