Creating an Inclusive Environment is Complex – First Unpack the Complexity

It is easy to include others. All you have to do is make sure you actually notice people, smile at them, acknowledge them, say hello, make them feel good about themselves, include them in your conversation, seek their opinions, reassure them that you like them, actively demonstrate you are listening to them, help them to feel validated, and reassure them that

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Every time it happens….

Every time it happens I think I could not possibly be more shocked. This cannot be happening. I tell myself “This is unacceptable and off the charts.” And then it happens again, but worse.

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The privilege of conversation

During a conversation on a flight recently my fellow passenger asked me what I did for a living. When I told him I speak on Global Inclusion and Unconscious Bias he said “Wow, then you are just the right person for me to ask this question”. He sat up, looked at me intently and said

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The Illusion of Inclusion

"The Illusion of Inclusion by Dr Helen Turnbull"

How inclusive are you really? Do you think of yourself as a well-intentioned person? Do you know the difference between being a good leader and being an inclusive leader? What role does unconscious bias play in your decision making?

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When you change the way you look at things…

"When you change the way you look at things"

When you change the way you look at things the things you look at change (Wayne Dyer) Are you getting enough sleep? It is an open secret that if you are not, then your decision making abilities are impaired. The field of Neurology has always been recognized as part of the medical sciences, however in

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Conscious or Unconscious? That is the question?

"Conscious or Unconscious? That is the question?"

Conscious or Unconscious? That is the question? Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them. Are we in danger of having our heads in the sand and casting aside the challenges of conscious biases

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Diversity – a double edged sword

"Diversity – a double edged sword"

December News flash – the world is becoming increasingly diverse. We have been talking about embracing diversity for years.   And yet, I still hear people say they are tired of talking about it and sighing as they long for the day when it will “no longer be an issue”. Reminds me of the Rodney King quote “can’t we

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The New Leading Edge

Unconscious bias is the new leading edge on the Diversity and Inclusion journey. Despite all of the strategic sessions and training dollars spent on this topic, not to mention the discrimination cases, there is still a glass ceiling and discrimination continues to exist. Human Facets latest assessment, Cognizant, explores unconscious bias at both an individual and

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Cognizant – The Diversity and Inclusion MRI

"Cognizant – The Diversity & Inclusion MRI"

Imagine being able to show your leadership team, HR team or Employee Affinity groups the impact of their conscious and unconscious preferences and biases. This graphic is a sample of a leadership team’s perceptions of gender differences in their workplace.

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Make it a perfect 10

Happy New Year

Someone said that to me recently. “Make it a perfect 10”. At first I was taken aback. What were they telling me. Was it a reference to Bo Derek? Did I need to improve my golf handicap or had I already achieved 9 of something and was, unknown to me, missing the elusive tenth. I

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