Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

In this episode I’m reviewing a book that has a special place in my heart. It’s a book that I have given as a gift to SO many people! The book is called Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do. It’s a book that addresses stereotypes in a way that is still not widely understood. In …

Covert Discrimination Part 1: Garlic Bread & The Normalising Gaze

This is the first of a three part series on subtle forms of discrimination in the workplace. There’s a lot of evidence to show that discrimination of all kinds exists in organisations. But it’s often hard to identity or intervene because overt forms of discrimination are less frequently in society thanks to changing attitudes and improved legislation; however many covert …

Diversity and Authenticity: Why Employees May Hesitate to Open Up About Themselves

The need to be authentic in the workplace is one of the most compelling reasons that I encounter for people wanting to join employee resource groups. Today, I’m going to be talking about the challenges of authenticity in the workplace, some of the challenges experienced by individuals and some potential solutions that you may find useful. In todays show I …

Identity Work & Employee Resource Groups

Today, I want to talk about one an interesting concept that is at the heart of why individuals both seek out and avoid employee resource groups. I want to talk about identity work. Once we go through it, you’re going to realise that it’s something that everyone does but in this episode it will become clear that some people have …

Justine Lutterodt: Synchronous Leadership, Ethics & Bridging

Today I’m speaking with Justine Lutterodt. Justine is a leadership consultant and Founder of the Centre for Synchronous Leadership, she has over 15 years of experience working as a Management Consultant and she is involved with several inclusion related initiatives including the UK Diversity Legal Awards and Workplace Gender Equality Awards Justine’s focus is on innovative and ethical leadership and …

Are Employee Resource Groups Passé?

This is a special episode of the podcast because I want to explore the views of people who don’t agree with employee resource groups. Specifically I want to discuss the recent decision by professional services firm Deloitte to phase out their employee resource groups as part of their efforts to become more inclusive. I normally avoid discussing news stories in …