The Humanizing Initiative: Building Leadership Skills for the Workplace of the Future

Dr. Shaista Khiliji is a professor at George Washington University and the the Director of the OLL program. Along with her colleagues Jason Smith, Mia Amato Caliendo, and Zoe King, she is founding the Humanizing Initiative, which serves to develop more humanistic and inclusive leaders that foster organizational cultures that promote human dignity and well-being.…

Humanistic Leadership: Prioritizing Human Dignity and Well Being for Better Business Results

Dr. Shaista Khiliji is a professor of Human and Organizational Learning and International Affairs at George Washington University. Her research focuses on issues related to Macro Talent Development, Diversity & Inclusion, humanizing organizations/ leadership, and individual experiences with inequality. https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/culturestew/id/14848310

Building Supporting Relationships Among Women of Color and White Women to Achieve Gender Parity: An Interview with Kami Anderson and Joy Wiggins

My guests on the podcast this week are Dr. Kami Anderson and Dr. Joy Wiggins, co-authors of the newly released book, From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace.  I had the opportunity to participate in a workshop led by the authors and based on the book. It was an…

How to Guide Behavior Change for Diversity and Inclusion: An Interview with Joe Gerstandt

This week’s podcast guest is Joe Gerstandt. Joe is renowned speaker, author and advisor who works with organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small non-profits in they diversity and inclusion efforts. Joe and I talked about his early life growing up in rural Iowa, his early exposure to diversity when he joined the Marine…

Decolonizing Oppressive Institutions: An Interview with Lupita Gonzalez

I had the chance to interview Lupita Gonzalez, founder of The Thrive Advisory LLC. From a young age, Lupita has been an advocate for equity and social justice. After 17 years as a leader in the nonprofit sector, she decided to found The Thrive Advisory, with the purpose We develop inclusive mindsets that innovate, center…

Compassionate Leadership In Times of Crisis: Checking In

Hey everyone! We are launching a series of video and audio tutorials to support leaders managing their teams through times of crisis. In this week's episode, we focus on just checking in, asking powerful questions to find out how your people are doing rather than what they are doing. Check out the video series at…

Overcoming Our Human Nature So We Can Foster Inclusion And Belonging: An Interview with Howard Ross

How do we build the world we want to live in, one in which everyone’s story is valued and people feel a deep sense of belonging? We as human beings by nature have a need for belonging, and yet we also have an instinct to divide ourselves from one another. In a time of extreme…

Compassion in a Time of Crisis

  Coretta Scott King said, “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” Compassion is a must in times of crisis. No matter where you work or what you do, you and everyone you know has been impacted physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually by the novel Coronavirus known as…

Building Community Across Differences: An Interview with Harvey Floyd II

In her book, Daring Greatly, Brené Brown says, “The willingness to show up changes us. It makes us a little braver each time.” What does it look like to show up? How can we show up to and for one another, even when we differ greatly in our ideas and beliefs? How can we allow…