Working Together – August 2019

Working Together from Duncan Smith, ADC Associates Welcome to this monthly newsletter, in which we explore topics relating to leadership and organisational culture, global diversity and inclusion, gender, culture, bias, and more. In this issue: The Power of the Circle Equality and Equity People and Colo(u)r – Context Matters I hope you find these sharings…

Equality and Equity (1)

Equality and Equity

image reference: https://laout.org/community-equity-event/ Working in cultures that value equality (egalitarian countries including the Anglo, Nordic, and Germanic-European cultural clusters), we sometimes find there is resistance or push-back against the idea of treating certain demographic groups differently – surely everyone is fundamentally equal so treating everyone the same is the right thing to do? A participant in…

The Power of the Circle

The Power of the Circle

I recently had the privilege of participating as a guest panelist in a leadership development program, “Belonging from the Inside Out”, facilitated by Margareth Thomas, Monique Longhurst, and Wesa Chau. Picture a small group – perhaps 14 people, sitting in a circle: chairs, no tables, no data projector, and by unspoken, voluntary agreement no phones,…