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How to Unlock the Full Potential of Diverse Teams

How to Unlock the Full Potential of Diverse Teams | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
Organizing around a common purpose and sharing leadership encourages people to bring their authentic selves to work.
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Find your common purpose and unlock the potential!
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CBeebies | Everyone's Welcome

When it comes to difference, children see things differently. Watch CBeebies on TV everyday from 6am or catch up on iPlaye
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A brilliant reminder of the simplicity of diversity through the eyes of a child. Well done BBC!
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What happens when we stop stereotyping people..!!

Its amazing what happens when we stop stereotyping each other..inspiration...!!!
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Great, simple example of how we all (too easily) put people in boxes. Something here for everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh-xdZzyjVI
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Forget the pecking order at work

Forget the pecking order at work | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
Organizations are often run according to "the superchicken model," where the value is placed on star employees who outperform others. And yet, this isn't what drives the most high-achieving teams. Business leader Margaret Heffernan observes that it is social cohesion — built every coffee break, every time one team member asks another for help — that leads over time to great results. It's a radical rethink of what drives us to do our best work, and what it means to be a leader. Because as Heffernan points out: "Companies don't have ideas. Only people do."
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The beauty of human skin in every color

The beauty of human skin in every color | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
Angélica Dass's photography challenges how we think about skin color and ethnic identity. In this personal talk, hear about the inspiration behind her portrait project, Humanæ, and her pursuit to document humanity's true colors rather than the untrue white, red, black and yellow associated with race.
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The beauty of human skin in every colour
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#WhatIReallyReallyWant...

Using the #WhatIReallyReallyWant hashtag, share a photo of yourself holding up what YOU really, really want for girls and women… In 2015 world leader
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No words to describe! Just thanks to Jess for sharing! Classic! #WhatIReallyReallyWant
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Why I love the sound of breaking glass | Paul Deemer - NHS Confederation

Why I love the sound of breaking glass | Paul Deemer - NHS Confederation | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
We may have all heard of the 'glass ceiling', but what does it really mean? What does it represent? And does it actually exist? Paul Deemer, NHS Employers' head of diversity and inclusion, discusses the issues.
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EDS2%20Guide%20Final.pdf

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Crucial guidance for health and social care organisations on engaging with community and voluntary sectors on EDS2
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A typical work day doesn't look like this. A typical school day?

French Public Service Announcement:  Schoolyard bullying re-enacted by adults in corporate workplace


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Powerful message on school bullying using a workplace setting. Life imitating art? Or life imitating life?
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Dignity in a tick box?

Dignity in a tick box? | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
So they want to say they are dignity champions and maybe even get a press release out of it so they wrote a list and started to tick off what was needed:

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Bullying 2016 Conference – Conference

Bullying 2016 Conference – Conference | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
Looking forward to delivering workshop with Professor Duncan Lewis and exploring bullying at work as a global phenomena.
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Suffer, survive or thrive in organizational culture? - Leadership & Change Magazine

Suffer, survive or thrive in organizational culture? - Leadership & Change Magazine | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
Three stages of development are when people suffer, survive or thrive in organizational culture. Check the characteristics to gauge your workplace's energy level.

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The stages of change for creating a thriving workplace - explained simply and clearly

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Variations on a theme

Variations on a theme | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
It's that time of year - when you look back and reflect on what was, what wasn't, what could have been and what really changed you. 2015 was an up and down year for me if I'm honest. On the down side,
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Diversity with a twist...

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The Invisible Minority: Can You See Me? - Equality & Diversity

The Invisible Minority: Can You See Me? - Equality & Diversity | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
Amazing isn’t it? You spend a whole day with a group of passionate, committed, enthusiastic and fantastic people discussing a subject that we all want to make some impact on – and I’m left with that one question in my head: can you see me? I facilitated a meeting a while ago exploring the challenges …
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My small contribution to LGBT History Month 2017 #LGBTHM17
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Space to dream

Some reflections from a recent community engagement event in Preston and the views of the attendees on inclusive leadership
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Revolution or evolution - NHS Employers

Revolution or evolution - NHS Employers | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
Paul Deemer has written a blog for the diversity and inclusion conference in September.
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Inclusionary Pioneers: Making the Case for Diversity in the American Workforce

Inclusionary Pioneers: Making the Case for Diversity in the American Workforce | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
We spoke with two highly successful consultants about what shaped their decision to become "diversity pioneers."

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Are you a diversity pioneer?
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RSA ANIMATE: The Power of Outrospection

Introspection is out, and outrospection is in. Philosopher and author Roman Krznaric explains how we can help drive social change by stepping outsid
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Love this 10 minute video from the RSA on the power of introspection and the links to empathy. Recommended viewing for all!
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Why we need gender-neutral bathrooms

Why we need gender-neutral bathrooms | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
There are a few things that we all need: fresh air, water, food, shelter, love ... and a safe place to pee.
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The future is bright - the future is (gender) neutral 
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Social media and mental health: 'We are more than our profile pictures'

Social media and mental health: 'We are more than our profile pictures' | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it

"The photo on the left is me on a 'normal' day and on the right is the side of me nobody sees,"wrote Pete Laws in a Facebook post Monday.

 

Laws, inspired by a stranger on the Internet, posted two selfies. One smiling, forming a heart with his fingers, pre-anxiety attack. The other, with his hand over face, one eye shut, post-anxiety attack. Laws went on to describe his symptoms: breathlessness, dizziness, stomach pains, headaches and more.

He also detailed his frustration: "Not enough people are aware of the destruction it can cause somebody's life if they don't get the right support," he wrote.

From Instagram to online dating, people are constantly posting photos that reveal just the "highlights" of their life and their looks.

Related: The confidence gap: Can a daily text message help?

A woman named Amber Smith bucked that trend earlier this month when she opted to reveal a more well-rounded version of herself -- anxiety and all. Smith wrote that while she may physically look OK, in reality, she's "battling a monster inside my head every single day."

Her intention was to remove the stigma associated with mental health and make social media a platform that's a bit more real.

Some have started to push back against a curated version of reality that doesn't reflect a person's ups and downs.

 

Take Essena O'Neill, an Australian teen who had more than 500,000 followers consuming her cheerful YouTube, Instagram and Facebook posts.

But that wasn't reality and it drove O'Neill to a tipping point. She went back and edited her posts to describe how she actually felt when posting the pictures. "Social media is an illusion," she wrote.

According to George Nitzburg, a research fellow at Mount Sinai, that's a very real danger of platforms like Instagram and Facebook (FB, Tech30).

Related: She's in the business of rewiring your mind

"It's definitely social comparison where you feel other people are living happier, better lives than you are or who look better, feel better than you do," said Nitzburg at TalkSpace's Future of Therapy conference last week.

The reality is that most aren't as happy as their smiling selfies would have you believe. One in five people are suffering from mental health issues, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, but the vast majority aren't seeking help.

Related: 20 million people are sharing secrets on this app

"Mental health is not a sexy topic, the same way cancer is not a sexy topic," said Roni Frank, cofounder of Talkspace, a text therapy startup that hosted the conference.

But people are hungry to talk about it.

"Well done for standing up and telling the world about this," commented a woman on Facebook. "Too many people hide mental health and it's not right."

"This needs to be a thing. We all need to show the world how mental illness affects people on different levels and that we are more than our profile pictures depicting our 'perfect' lives," said a different woman.

Support for Smith and Laws also came in full force.

"I literally have hundreds of unread messages from people, that it is getting a little overwhelming as I want to reply to you all right now," Smith wrote in a separate post on Facebook.

Laws, on the other hand, posted a screenshot of his Facebook friend requests: 462.

"I promise I will accept you all just need time to sort out my privacy settings," he wrote.


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Rachel Schwartz's curator insight, July 8, 2016 8:14 PM

Social media is a powerful way for people to create "highlights" of their lives and choose how they wish to appear to the world. It is very effective in revealing only exactly what you want it to reveal and it is very easy to manipulate the image that is given through a profile. 

 

In this article, it discusses how important it is that we understand that social media is not reality. People are so selective that it creates an image, standard, and norm for others and society. 

 

There are people who defied the norm were individuals who posted realities of anxieties, "not so pretty" parts of life and how social media is an "illusion". There are many cases of social media fame and how it is not what it appears to be. 

 

It is crucial for us, especially with the incline of social media use, to understand the very distinct differences and how social media is simply a platform people use to glorify themselves. It falls into the social identification theory, and identifying as someone with more positivity and a better self image. 

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The importance of virtues for a successful business | Leadership & Change Magazine

The importance of virtues for a successful business | Leadership & Change Magazine | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
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Not Waving, But Drowning

Not Waving, But Drowning | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
While I was thinking about writing this article for International Women's Day, I picked up a book seeking inspiration. The book was entitled "The Top 500 Poems". I was actually looking for a Stevie
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Some personal thoughts and reflections on International Women's Day 2016
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The Psychology of What Makes a Great Story

The Psychology of What Makes a Great Story | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it

"The great writer's gift to a reader is to make him a better writer."

 

“Stories,” Neil Gaiman asserted in his wonderful lecture on what makes stories last, “are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance.” But what is the natural selection of these organisms — what makes the ones that endure fit for survival? What, in other words, makes a great story?


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Fantastic article exploring the unique qualities of storytelling.

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Mike Donahue's curator insight, January 24, 2016 11:21 AM

This contains some great insights from Bruner and others that can help anyone approach their storytelling challenges in more effective ways.

Chris Carter's curator insight, January 25, 2016 7:51 PM

The monomyth lives!

Andre Piazza's curator insight, January 29, 2016 4:40 PM

#Storytelling