Monthly Archives: May 2011

Diversity is a Mindset, Not a Numbers Game

Once again, an well-meaning executive told me that they had met all their diversity metrics for the year. When I asked her what she meant, she told me that they had hired a Black woman as head of HR, and a Hispanic male as senior director. When I asked her, how this was going to help her organization be more successful, or how they were going to integrate diversity into their business strategy, she had no idea.

Just hiring people so your organization looks good is not enough. These two people can be immensely talented, and bring new ideas and innovation to the organization. but if you don’t know how to use diversity of thought, and skills to your business advantage, you’re wasting employee genius.

Have you considered what you’ll do differently in order to create a more inclusive culture? If not, some of your best people may leave and take their brilliance to one of your competitors.

For QSRs, the Culture of Inclusion Beckons [Expert Corner: Simma Lieberman]

For QSRs, the Culture of Inclusion Beckons [Expert Corner: Simma Lieberman] Is your QSR adopting a culture of inclusiveness and diversity? Is this culture an ingrained mission supported by your restaurant’s highest levels or just something created out of necessity? This installment of Expert Corner is courtesy of Simma Lieberman, a speaker, trainer and consultant… Continue Reading

Why I Want to Come Back In My Next Life as a Dog

Why I Want to Come Back as a Dog in My Next LifeFast Company Thu Mar 24, 2011) If I’m ever reincarnated as a dog, I would want to live in the corporate office of Pet Food Express, in Oakland, California. It also seems like a fun place to work for humans.In my quest to… Continue Reading