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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 [...]

The Wait Has Been Worth It: Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out

Years of speculation and suspense ended yesterday when Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly came out in an eloquent essay published in Bloomberg Businessweek. For an admittedly private individual at one the world’s top corporations to take this stand—becoming the first openly gay CEO in U.S. business history—marks a pivotal shift in the visibility of lesbian, [...]

Video: Action Planning with Miguel

  Video Series: Taking Ownership for Diversity and Inclusion Action Planning with Miguel Transcript: Okay so this all sounds good, but folks, learning comes from doing. Think of a time when you wish you could go back in time and do something differently, or consider a relationship that could be enhanced if you apply some [...]

Video: Inclusive Behavior with Gloria

  Video Series: Taking Ownership for Diversity and Inclusion Inclusive Behaviors with Gloria Transcript: When we ask individuals what behaviors fostered being included in their workplace, they described feeling Respected, Valued, Welcomed and Heard. SM We call these the cornerstones of inclusion. Let's explore specific behaviors that can demonstrate each of these four cornerstones. What [...]