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Status Quo: How Male Allies Can Effect Change

I happened to be visiting a city recently where I had family and a couple of meetings. Between engagements, I stopped for some lunch and sat outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. While I was sitting on a bench in a surprisingly not-so-clean park, a gust of wind lifted up my napkin. As it danced…

Should You Be Out at Work?

To Be or Not To Be: Out at Work

Many LGBTQ+ employees struggle with whether or not to be out at work. Being out is never a one-time event, but an endless process of social calculation and self-disclosure. On the other hand, staying closeted is exhausting and, for many people, feels dishonest. Clearly, there are no easy answers. If you’re wrestling with this decision,…

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Coming Out as Bisexual in the Insurance Industry

In February 2018, I committed to out myself to over 50,000 people, almost entirely at once, as part of an education initiative at a Fortune 100 insurance company. In truth, I had made my decision nearly a year prior and was just waiting to be asked! I don’t go out of my way to hide…

analytics

Insurance Certification Options for Data Analytics

Are you an insurance professional looking to boost your résumé with new credentials? Consider a new insurance certification in data analytics. Why Data Analytics? You’ve probably heard a lot lately about big data, predictive modeling, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. These concepts are all possible because of the enormous amounts of data being produced every day.…

Book: NBB Companion Workbook

Are you read to transform your career, one relationship at a time?Order Your Copy Today!Is your professional network as diverse as the workforce and community around you? If not, you could be missing important opportunities for your career. We all face challenges in making meaningful connections, especially with people who differ from us in significant…

Is Your Company Leaving Talent on the Table?

Half of your LGBTQ employees are still in the closet at work. (Source: Human Rights Campaign) Why should you care? Employees need to bring their full selves to work if they are to contribute at the highest levels. Perhaps you’ve already created Resource Groups or a Diversity Council to provide a sense of community and safety…

#MeToo Backlash

#MeToo Backlash Is Real. And Wrong.

Several of my colleagues have asked me — numerous times — to weigh in on the #MeToo Backlash. It seems that some men are retreating into their corner offices and private golf clubs to avoid false accusations of sexism and sexual assault. They have it all wrong. First, A Brief Herstory Lesson For a lot…

Inclusive Leadership

Inclusive Leadership: Make It a Management Priority

What Is Inclusive Leadership? Inclusive leadership is a complicated topic. Leadership itself is multifaceted, and we’ve seen a change in leadership over time. Leadership used to be very focused on command-and-control. Then the concept of servant leadership came into vogue, where leadership was about service to the people that you were leading. I also love…

Job Descriptions: Focus on Activities

Job Descriptions: Focus on Activities

In response to a recent Lead at Any Level post regarding job descriptions that attract diverse candidates, Omer Molad at Vervoe offers the following additional advice. (Editor’s note: This content originally appeared on the Vervoe blog and has been republished here at the request of the author.) Here’s how to write a job description that will attract…

Lead by Example

Lead by Example to Create a Learning Culture

The whole philosophy behind my business is that leaders can be anywhere and should be everywhere. Sometimes it’s the “de facto” leader on a team, rather than the appointed leader, who sets the pace or raises the bar. So, if you read my article on how leaders can build a learning culture, you may have wondered, “Yeah,…

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