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MESH/diversity is proud to announce that our own Dr. Leeno Karumanchery is featured on the expert panel in the recent Forbes article, “Tough Hiring Decision? These 14 Tiebreakers Can Help You Make The Final Call.” In particular, his segment touches on having an inclusive mindset when bringing in new hires. The article offers insight from...
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At the end of my last BLOG, I said my next post would look at how people could start to build a D&I strategy that fits within their company’s climate and culture. To that end, I think the first key is focussing on what baseline understandings drive a company’s D&I vision. The largest tell tale...
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I’ve heard this powerful notion in a number of D&I conferences recently. “If you’re not disrupting, you’re not doing your job.” While I love the sentiment, I don’t know if I quite agree. I would submit that every organization is not set up for disruption, and most D&I leads are on a very thin, very...
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I was watching when Regina King won the 2019 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. I was struck by the pledge she made during her acceptance speech: “In the next two years…I am making a vow, and it’s going to be tough, to make sure that everything that I...
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Giving something a name is a tricky endeavour. Whether it’s a child, a pet, or…a company, names stick. Names carry and convey meaning. Names tell you a little bit about the things themselves, and even more about the people who came up with them in the first place. When we originally named our company, we...
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Welcome to 2018 and to all the increased focus and attention in the headlines on topics such as diversity, inclusion and sexual harassment. A few weeks ago, I was watching the Golden Globes and saw Oprah so powerfully declare that “A NEW DAY IS ON THE HORIZON”! It resounded like a thunderclap in the room…and...
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I had a poignant reminder of my great friend and colleague Dr. Leeno Karumanchery’s organizing thesis: We judge ourselves based on our intent, but everyone else judges us based on our impact. This is at the core both of what Emotional Intelligence is, and what we at Enkidu do. This afternoon I was at the...
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What business wouldn’t cut off their proverbial arm for an engaged culture? Higher productivity, better attendance, happier employees… If you can do it yourself, it costs next to nothing to create — just care and cultivation. That said, just like the dentist doesn’t perform her own root canals, business is notoriously unskilled and often strangely unwilling to...
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Over the nearly three decades of emotional intelligence (EQ) research, we’ve learned that EQ drives healthy, engaged cultures. In this respect EQ and engagement go hand in hand. People who feel safe, respected and supported at work, also tend to be more committed and more invested in the success of their organizations. Reflecting this point,...
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“…culture is the most important dimension of any CEO’s responsibility to an organization.” John Veihmeyer, CEO KMPG When a business starts up, its founders’ heads are filled with visions of success tempered by more modest images of less lofty things…mostly things regarding survival. In fact, the truth of the matter is most startups have little...
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