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Do You Ask the Right Questions as an Effective Leader?

As the emerging diversity of leadership ideals continues to change the business world, powered especially by a question-asking Millennial generation, leaders are looking for tactics to not only engage employees, but also retain talent. One of the immediate actions leaders can take is to recast their purpose as question-makers, instead of question-takers.

Embracing Transgender Transparency

Transparent on Amazon Hollywood awards shows aren’t necessarily where we hear frank conversations about acceptance and authenticity, but Sunday’s 72nd Golden Globes refreshingly highlighted some of today’s most important civil rights issues. Feminism, discrimination, racism, and terrorism were acknowledged not only by popular hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, but also in compelling, [...]

Using ERGs to Retain the Millennial Workforce

This is the third post in the JBC Generational Business IssuesSM blog series. In his book, Tribes, author Seth Godin refers to the “tribe inside” when discussing how companies will discover future leaders, build trust, and empower workplace communities that form strong bonds around shared identities and interests. Godin contends that the workplace is being redefined [...]

Avoiding Dysfunctional “Family” Traits in LGBTQ Generations

This is the second post in the JBC Generational Business IssuesSM blog series. Defining generations in the workplace is sometimes easier said than done, especially now that five generations are coming together in the American workforce. Many of us are aware of where we fit in the continuum, and our generation’s shared reference points in [...]

Finding Space at the Table for Multiple Generations in the Workplace

This is the first post in the JBC Generational Business IssuesSM blog series. Each year turkey and pumpkin pie come together at a Thanksgiving table, and so do the different generations of family and friends. If you’re like the team at Jennifer Brown Consulting, we love observing various types of generational conversation: incessant texting, long-remembered stories, [...]

Video: Dynamically Balancing Relationships and Performance with Julnar

  Leveraging Diversity & Inclusion in Building High Performing Global Teams Dynamically Balancing Relationships and Performance with Julnar Transcript: Here's what happens over time when there is a constant and singular focus on task and performance, but little to no focus on relationships, people react negatively. They may perform average or even well for a [...]

Video: Dynamically Balancing Relationships and Performance with Miguel

Video Series: Leveraging Diversity & Inclusion in Building High Performing Teams Dynamically Balancing Relationships and Performance with Miguel Transcript: The effectiveness of a team is usually assessed based upon the achievement of its outcomes. It is important to ensure that we and everyone we are responsible for understands and is able to meet the set [...]

Out & Equal 2014: Powering the Next Generation of Diversity Ambassadors

When Apple CEO Tim Cook came out publicly last month, it set an unprecedented tone for last week’s annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit in San Francisco. As an attendee, I half expected Cook to make an appearance, seeing as the summit was in his backyard. Despite his absence, the summit celebrated the historic LGBT [...]

Video: Dynamically Balancing Relationships with Miguel and Julnar

Video Series: Leveraging Diversity & Inclusion in Building High Performing Global Teams Dynamically Balancing Relationships with Miguel and Julnar Transcript: The effectiveness of a team is usually assessed based upon the achievement of its outcomes. It is important to ensure that we and everyone we are responsible for understands and is able to meet the [...]

Video: Managing Diversity for the Sake of Performance with Gloria

  Video Series: Leveraging Diversity & Inclusion in Building High Performing Global Teams Managing Diversity for the Sake of Performance with Gloria Transcript: We place a high value on diversity in the work place, but it might surprise you that the research has found that many diverse teams do not outperform those that are described [...]