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  • by Dr. Linda Burrs - March 7, 2011
    Getting the inclusion virus can be a great thing as viruses by their very natures duplicate and spread! Having the inclusion virus go viral is symptomatic of an organization that has learned to value diversity in all of its forms and has created a culture that has learned to leverage its diversities to increase and enhance the organization's performance. In the same way viral marketing is encouraged, viral inclusion needs a h...
  • by Dr. Linda Burrs - March 7, 2011
    I have worked as a member of traditional and virtual teams for many years and based on my experiences, while there are some unique challenges facing each type of team, there are plenty issues that are the same. Both types of teams require significant trust to function as a high performing entity. When unable to regularly, visually and personally interact with another human on a regular basis, some team members may feel left ou...
  • by Dr. Linda Burrs - February 17, 2011
    Organizations with sound diversity and inclusion strategies frequently experience higher rates of creativity, are able to hire and retain the best and brightest talent and make product development a priority in order to stay competitive. Yet for years — and in some circles today — the word diversity has been associated with controversial, even negatively viewed practices, such as affirmative action, the Equal Employment Op...
  • by Dr. Linda Burrs - October 13, 2010
    Chicken Little was a postmodern chicken. She enjoyed the freedom to express herself with her friends and sister chickens as they clucked about the barnyard. One day, Chicken Little experienced some cognitive dissonance when an object hit her on the head. Having never experienced this phenomenon, her left-brain interpreter kicked in and deduced that the sky must be falling. As she attempted to decide what to do about this impen...
  • by Dr. Linda Burrs - October 13, 2010
    Organizations with sound diversity and inclusion strategies frequently experience higher rates of creativity, are able to hire and retain the best and brightest talent and make product development a priority in order to stay competitive. Yet for years — and in some circles today — the word diversity has been associated with controversial, even negatively viewed practices, such as affirmative action, the Equal Employment Op...
  • by Dr. Linda Burrs - October 13, 2010
    Abstract Oh no, here we go again…not another diversity initiative…not another diversity article…not another diversity program! Sound familiar? What’s wrong with this scenario? The problem is that for far too long, diversity has been the “whipping post” for many issues in organizations that are not necessarily about diversity in and of them selves. Diversity Defined There are over 6 billion people on this planet we...
  • by Dr. Linda Burrs - October 13, 2010
    Getting the inclusion virus can be a great thing as viruses by their very natures duplicate and spread! Having the inclusion virus go viral is symptomatic of an organization that has learned to value diversity in all of its forms and has created a culture that has learned to leverage its diversities to increase and enhance the organization's performance. In the same way viral marketing is encouraged, viral inclusion needs...
  • by Dr. Linda Burrs - October 13, 2010
    I have worked as a member of traditional and virtual teams for many years and based on my experiences, while there are some unique challenges facing each type of team, there are plenty issues that are the same. Both types of teams require significant trust to function as a high performing entity. When unable to visually and personally interact with another human being at regular intervals, some members may feel left out, irrel...
  • by Dr. Linda Burrs - October 13, 2010
    As a personal and professional coach, so much of what I have been hearing about lately has to do with leaders behaving badly. It seems time to address this issue from the perspective of millions of employees who continue to suffer injustices by these bad behaving leaders. It seems the positive aura of light surrounding leadership overall is going dim in many instances. Perhaps it is time to give voice to the many who work...
  • by Dr. Linda Burrs - October 13, 2010
    In the eighties, Hasbro© began marketing and selling an original and innovative toy that changed shapes, functions, and missions upon command. These toys were a huge hit with children and some adults as they took regular toys like cars, trucks, and planes and transformed them into mission centric forms known as Transformers. Their slogan, “more than meets the eye” offered the idea that what was seen was not all there was. The...