Dr. David Livermore on Effective Diversity

Making diversity a priority, not a buzzword

March 4, 2016 / Podcast # 16-05

Dr. David Livermore

Diversity leads to innovation but it doesn’t happen magically. It’s about more than just getting people into the same room, it’s about creating an environment that fosters the free exchange of ideas. Dr. David Livermore, author of the new book Driven by Difference, published by AMACOM, is here to talk about how to foster an environment that nurtures ideas from all your people.

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Bill Conaty on Diversifying and Developing Your Skill Sets in an Ever-Changing Workplace

Attracting, Developing and Retaining World Class Talent

October 5, 2012 / Podcast # 12-20

Bill Conaty

Bill Conaty, former Senior VP of General Electric, sheds light on the qualities attributed to The Talent Masters , those individuals or companies who see talent development as a competitive edge and gave Bill the title for his book. In this episode of Edgewise, Bill explains that it is important to be able to learn and conform to change, offer the widest range of skills sets as possible, and seek out opportunities in lateral skill development over promotional moves. Listen and learn about the processes and assessment systems necessary to attract, develop, and retain world class talent.

Bill Conaty has served as senior vice president of human resources at General Electric (GE) for nearly 15 years, and knows a thing or two about assessing someone’s character. Under Conaty’s leadership, his department became a key asset for former CEO Jack Welch, one of the most admired executives in recent American business history.
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Dick Martin on Adapting to a Diversified World

Understanding and Targeting New Demographics

June 29, 2012 / Podcast # 12-13

Dick Martin

Dick Martin joins us on Edgewise to discuss his latest book Otherwise: The Wisdom You Need To Succeed In A Diverse World. The main theme of this book is that businesses must strive to better understand people unlike themselves, and why this ability is now more important than ever. Dick touches on the three steps he describes in his book for businesses such as Fox News and MSNBC to adapt to the flux in society. He also discloses who he deems the most innovative marketers in the world.

Dick Martin is a business writer specializing in marketing and public relations. He has written articles for the Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek.com, the Conference Board Review, Leader to Leader, the Journal of Business Strategy, and the PR Encyclopedia. He is also a frequent speaker to business and student groups. Martin was executive vice president of public relations, employee communications and brand management for AT&T from 1997 to 2003, capping a 32-year career with the company. He was also chairman of the AT&T Foundation.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*AMA’s Advanced Course in Strategic Marketing
*Strategic Agility and Resilience: Embracing Change to Drive Growth
*Communicating Up, Down and Across the Organization

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*Leading with Cultural Intelligence, by David Livermore, Ph.D.
*Building a House for Diversity, by R. Roosevelt Thomas, Marjorie I.
*The Cultural Intelligence Difference, by David Livermore, Ph.D.

 

David Livermore

David Livermore, author of The Cultural Intelligence Difference, due out this month, defines Cultural Intelligence Quotient (CQ) as one’s ability to function effectively across national, ethnic, and organizational cultures. From a misinterpreted gesture, to an email in lieu of a phone call, there are implicit actions, rules, and guidelines that differ from countries or even corporations, that can make a profound professional impression. Knowledge of these nuances isn’t innate, regardless of skill-level, IQ, or EQ. But CQ can be learned. David outlines the four areas of CQ and why your proficiency in them can be the defining factor in your career progress.
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Michelle Johnson on Creating a Culture of Acceptance in the Workplace

Workplace diversity is more than skin deep.

October 29, 2010 / Podcast # 10-44

Michelle T. Johnson

If you have to ask if a certain behavior is discriminatory, chances are, there’s already a problem. For every discrimination lawsuit, there were many more instances where discrimination occurred and was not reported. Workplace discrimination is about more than the standard list of minorities that are protected by law. Everyone who comes in to work has a different worldview and even if they just have a different way of working than the person the next cube over, that should be respected. In her new book, The Diversity Code, Michelle Johnson lets us know that it’s more than following a simple set of rules; each company needs to create a culture of acceptance. Read more…