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Living Corporate: Media as Mentorship

Living Corporate: Media as Mentorship

I often ask my audiences, “What perspectives does your network IGGNORE?” If you’ve read Network Beyond Bias or attended one of my programs, you know that “IGGNORE” is an acronym that represents different aspects of diversity. One great way to learn from different perspectives is to seek out media from non-traditional sources. You can even think…


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.…

Even Starbucks Isn't Safe

Et Tu, Latte? Starbucks and Everyday Racism

My Twitter feeds were once again abuzz with scandal. Starbucks, it seems, has just unwittingly entered the conversation about racism in America. And not in the way we would have hoped. Police officers handcuffed and forcibly removed two real estate agents from a Starbucks in Philadelphia. Melissa DePino‘s video of the incident went viral. Their crime?…


Abolishing ERGs: A teachable moment from Deloitte?

My social media feeds are all abuzz with the news of Deloitte replacing its Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) with “inclusion panels.” The move reportedly seeks to address the concerns of Millennials who have a much different view of diversity issues than Gen Xers and Boomers. And then there was the perspective of the [mostly white,…

#whatimreading Big Data by Bernard Marr

Big Data: Using SMART Big Data, Analytics and Metrics To Make Better Decisions and Improve Performance seems to be less about data and analytics and more about providing structure to strategic planning and operations management.  Marr’s “SMART” process is the crux of his text, and mirrors the measure-manage-optimize process I’ve seen elsewhere, with a slightly…

professional women

Professional Women: Are You Unwittingly Sabotaging Your Own Success?

Author’s note: This article is adapted from my book, Network Beyond Bias. This post focuses on professional women. Most articles I’ve read on this topic show that these behaviors are disproportionately displayed by women. They also have a disproportionate impact on women’s careers, both individually and collectively. I recognize that men may also be affected.…

slide:ology by Nancy Duarte

Communicate with Pictures: Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte

Communicate Clearly and Stand Out Communication is an important skill in almost every type of work. Technical reports and business proposals frequently include data to support findings or recommendations. Most people struggle to communicate visually compelling stories from data. You can stand out from the crowd if you learn to convey complex information in a meaningful…

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