Large, well-known companies are running hard to punctuate their support for Diversity and Inclusion. These organizations want to send a significant message to their employees and the general public. While contributions to various causes have skyrocketed, the addition of Chief Diversity Officer positions has become prevalent. The positive of these gestures revolves around transforming the role of […]
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The Dave Daniels Consulting (DDC) Approach to Diversity and Inclusion implementation has been focused on broadening the Chief Executive Officer’s foundation and depth in this critical strategic area. While any CEO can benefit from this series of articles, my clear intent is to focus on small to mid-sized businesses and non-profits. Why? Having been privileged to work […]
Do mentor programs really work? How do they differ from sponsor programs? And, how does an organization introduce these programs?
Succession Planning All organizations can benefit from a robust Succession Planning process. Larger organizations often use sophisticated software solutions to administer the process which are often way too much for smaller businesses. Think Sales Force, which I have found in several smaller organizations as their CRM and not used due to their complexity. Like CRM’s, there are […]
As mentioned in my first article, I am not against formal classroom training for Diversity and Inclusion (D & I). As the CEO, you need to construct a strong foundation within your Executive Leadership Team (ELT), first. My last article introduced the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), as the focus for ELT development. In my opinion, this assessment […]
My first 3 articles focused on the selection process to obtain the best possible Diversity and Inclusion (D & I) candidate for your organization, then transitioned to Step 1 of the DDC approach – the Assessment. Before exploring Step 2, I wanted to add a bit more texture to Step 1. It starts by gathering […]
In my first two articles, I focused on the selection of the right person to lead your organization’s Diversity and Inclusion (D & I) initiative. With that critical decision made, how do I begin? With best intentions, most companies focus on specific classes, i.e. Unconscious Bias, etc. targeting and attended primarily by employees at mid […]
As the CEO of a small or mid-sized organization, you understand the urgent need to take a significant step forward in your DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) efforts. You want to take the right approach, but resources are tight. Your instinct is to proceed slowly and thoughtfully. This critical decision revolves around selecting the right […]
Most internal D&I attempts hit the wrong mark and are driven by tactics vs. strategy.