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How to Foster Inclusivity in The Workplace

There's more to inclusivity than simply meeting certain benchmarks, or being able to check a 'box'. Companies who commit to inclusivity participate in creating fair workplaces, representative, and offer equal opportunities for all. Keep reading to learn more about the concept of inclusivity, why it's so important, and what you can do to create genuine inclusivity in your workplace. What is Inclusivity? To understand inclusivity, you really need to look at two terms. The first is diversity. This is the variety of ways...

How To Improve Communication Using the Johari Window

We all have those few people with whom we share our innermost thoughts and feelings. But the majority of friends, acquaintances, and co-workers only know our “facade” self – the person we choose to let everyone see and know. And our communication with them is less intimate and, often at work, pretty standard and almost formal. What if managers and team leaders decided to share more of themselves with their teams? Would there be a change in the behaviors and relationships...

How to Use Rhetorical Triangle For Better Team Communications

Every team needs to collaborate, communicate, solve problems, and make group decisions. As a leader, your job is to ensure that all of the above happens effectively and that all the projects are completed on time. But how do you persuade your team that a project is worthwhile, that it is necessary, and that you can lead them to successful completion? You may find that the solution lies in what is called the "rhetorical triangle." What is the Rhetorical Triangle? Put simply,...

How to Become a Better Facilitator

Facilitator. It's a common buzzword in the corporate world, especially in the contexts of organizational goals and employee effectiveness. But what is a facilitator? We can look at the Oxford Dictionary facilitator definition. It’s short and simple: “A facilitator is a person or thing that makes an action or process easy or easier.” This is a good start, but, in the workplace, that definition has more far-rearing implications that we are going to explore in this post. The Role of the Facilitator at...

What is Servant Leadership and How to Cultivate It?

There are “officially” 12 leadership styles that have been identified and described in detail, ranging from autocratic to transformational, charismatic, and beyond. One concept in leadership that is getting a lot of ‘press’ lately is servant leadership. Though this leadership theory was formed by Robert Greenleaf back in the 1970s, today it still has not lost its relevance. What is Servant Leadership? A definition of servant leadership is more than just a few words. It begins with a personal philosophy that a leader...