Analysis

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Who exactly does reverse mentoring benefit?

Have you ever had a mentor or trusted ally who you suspect got as much, if not more, from the relationship that you did? Someone to whom you gave a new perspective, advice or even connections? Good mentoring is never about one person solely benefitting, but I’d likely ask a new question: How do the tangible benefits of reverse mentoring …

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Example

Bias persists because of bias-deniers

In the work I do with companies, I’m often asked how to spot bias. A good place to start is by looking at those who argue bias no longer exists.  New research published in ‘Science Advances’ of the traditionally male-dominated field, veterinary medicine, found that managers who felt gender bias no longer existed were the ones most likely to perpetuate …

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How to use your influence

Stakeholder Impact Analysis (How to Improve Relationships) PART 2

If you’ve not yet completed a STAKEHOLDER MAP… stop and go back and read PART 1 ‘Stakeholder mapping techniques’ first. So you’ve got your map… and you know your stakeholders. Now you need to know how to use their INFLUENCE to progress your career.  I’m going to help you understand stakeholder impact that will improve …

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Biz case for D&I isn’t as useful as assumed

Speaking at a recent scientific conference, I prepped by listening to other academics to see where the direction of the conversation was going. One researcher, Dr. Cordelia Fine, an icon on gender in the workplace research, shared her latest research in the Journal of from Social Issues and Policy Review which, in what can feel like dark …

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Mansplaining

Good old Logic in Combatting Mansplaining

I was at a corporate formal dinner (remember those?) late last year, and was introduced to the man sitting next to me by a friend who said ‘You should meet Suzanne, she’s written two books and is about to publish her third.’  Before I could greet him, he then launched into a lengthy monologue about how he’d been …

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