What my unconscious bias taught me about diversity

It isn’t enough to recognize other people have unconscious biases. You have to recognize yours and how deal with them. Part of understanding the role of unconscious bias in the workplace is admitting to yourself that you have biases too. Once you've accepted it, you can take steps to overcome those biases and embrace workplace diversity.

Why you need to be an unreasonable person to succeed

We live in an age where our lives are often punctuated by disasters, through moments when what we were certain we knew of our lives, of our relationships, meets a threatening truth. we're captivated by a state of unnecessary whining, in which absolutely everyone takes

Podcast: Find Your Calling and Follow Your Intuition! Interview with Shannon Wallbran

It’s time to listen to our instincts and follow our intuition. 

I believe my intuition has spoken to me many times long before my analytical mind had a chance to notice the signs or pick up on the subtle signals that must have been swirling about me.

Have you ever had something like this happen to you?

Maybe it wasn't as dramatic as my thinking it and then it appeared, but I'm sure you've had “gut reactions” or intuitive feelings that have guided your decisions — or should have.

Intuition isn't a skill just within the purview of mystics. We all possess it, and it is a well-researched phenomenon revealing that our brains have an amazing ability to pick up on patterns and respond to them in a nanosecond in the form of intuitive insights.

On today’s episode of Greatness is Within You by Lucy Kovalova-Woods, we talk with author Shannon Wallbran on how to find our calling and follow our intuition. 

5 Ways for Leaders to Influence Organizational Culture

Do you make it a point to improve innovation, leadership or customer service without endlessly contributing to the conversation of what the culture needs to be? Do you know what the ‘to be’ state of your culture is? What aspects of our current culture are serving us and what aspects are literally impeding us to grow and build value?

Stop. Don't Be Like Google - There is Nothing Situational About Ethics

I purchased a copy of Eric Schmidt’s book “How Google Works.” I highlighted section after section. I could not wait until my next university class to have the highlights distilled by my students. After all, my teaching was as much about changing behavior as it was about establishing an ethical culture. I had explained there was nothing situational about ethics. The right thing is always the right thing.

My excitement subsided when I recently heard of Google having paid Android founder Andy Ruben over $90 million involving sexual harassment.

If you lost everything, what could you make with your life?

If you are struggling in any area of your life and business you should see this. When my marriage of 25 plus years ended I was alone and ashamed. There was no one in the entire world that believed in me. I cried myself to sleep on the beach in San Pedro, Ca crouched in my car. The next step is one you should write down

Sears: Complacency, Despicable Customer Service and Hedge Fund Leaders Better Suited As Hedge Fund Managers

There are countless companies similar to Sears, whose leadership has misconstrued NPS as customer service and dedicated employees as "lucky to have a job." Like cows that know how manure smells, employees dispassionately serve those paragons of the corner offices whose delusions obscure them from the warning signs of Sisyphus.

Bad Traits of Weak Leaders and Impotent Managers

That work ethic has caused me to appreciate people who took such personal responsibility to turn their lives inside out to become so much more when they started out with so little. Which is why I become bereft when I see people from many organizations placate their insecurities by demeaning colleagues and employees whose abilities and ambitions exceed their own.

How to Be Happy and Successful

How many of your dreams will come true? Life is full of uncertainty. Surprises will pop up all along life’s path. Who knows what will happen tomorrow, where you will be in a few years, and what you will be doing? Life is like a suspense novel whose plot is very difficult to guess.