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Taking collective action for inclusion

27 July 2021 THERE’S something extraordinary about taking part in a collective challenge with a group of people who have a unifying purpose. We feel connected, even to near-strangers. We achieve more than we thought we were capable of. We transcend boundaries that … Continue reading

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What men can do to advance gender equity

19 July ’21 By Alison Maitland Some of us have been saying it for years: achieving gender equity should not be the job of women alone. Indeed, it’s unlikely to happen unless men are deeply involved in driving the change, especially … Continue reading

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INdivisible a ‘top pick’ for HBS Faculty Summer Reads

LinkedIn post, 6 July 2021 Exciting to see ‘INdivisible’ feature as a top pick in The Harvard Business School Faculty Summer Reader 2021. Our book, which radically rethinks inclusion for sustainable business results, is one of the choices of Professor Rosabeth Moss … Continue reading

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Connecting to nature, one insect bite at a time

LinkedIn post, 21 June 2021 Ouch, and ouch again! A hungry horsefly threatened to spoil a glorious day out with friends in the countryside. Nursing my bites, I wondered what would happen if I switched from feeling sorry for myself … Continue reading

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How to give ‘networking’ a better reputation

LinkedIn Post, 7 June How could we reframe networking to give it a better name? It’s an incredibly important skill. Yet I’ve noticed how often people, especially women, say they feel deeply uncomfortable about it. Networking may be negatively viewed as: … Continue reading

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How can coaching support climate action?

LinkedIn post, 1 June 2021  How can coaching support people’s actions on climate change? There are so many ways, as I’ve learned from the excellent 12-week Climate Change Coaches course I’ve just completed alongside an inspiring international cohort. Here are six reflections … Continue reading

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Designing organisations that welcome everyone

25 May 2021 How do we design organisations that inspire, connect and welcome everyone? Community initiatives can teach us a lot. Colinton Tunnel, a former railway tunnel on the outskirts of Edinburgh, used to be grim, dark and scary for the … Continue reading

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What will matter most after the crisis?

10 May 2021 By Alison Maitland How do you want life to be when we emerge from the Covid-19 crisis? It’s a big question. You may have been too busy juggling work and home-schooling to give it much thought, or … Continue reading

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Seven ways to find joy in climate action

LinkedIn post 4 May Is there room for joy in climate action? Anxiety, anger and anguish are often dominant as people face up to the enormity and seriousness of climate change. These are powerful emotions that must be recognised, acknowledged, expressed. But … Continue reading

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Creating excitement about the power of inclusion at work

LinkedIn post, 27 April How do you excite people about the power and potential of inclusion at work? Using everyday analogies is helpful. In our book INdivisible, Rebekah Steele and I describe a truly inclusive work environment as being like a well-functioning traffic roundabout … Continue reading

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