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“Over the past five years, Dr. Reeves has helped our legal department integrate diversity and inclusion into our leadership principles. We are excited about The Next IQ, which is both an analysis of what we need to do to effectively…
Columbus Day: An Evolution of Inclusion
This October holiday brings with it the challenges of celebrating a man that is revered by some and reviled by others. In 1792, Italian and Catholic communities in New York organized a celebration to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Christopher…Read more
BIRGing, CORFing & Leading Teams to Win Championships
Our firm was engaged by the CEO of a large professional services firm to assess why his leadership team was not “working as a team” and what he could do to improve group communications. I observed leadership team meetings as…Read more
Mitt Romney, Implicit Bias, and the 47%
“There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47% who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has…Read more
Stale Cliches = Fresh Ideas?
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue. ~Stephen Fry Cliches act as a social lubricant in our day to day conversations. We use them to evoke a social…Read more
Intelligent Brainstorming = Thinking Independently, Together
When it comes to brainstorming, there has been some confusion as to whether group brainstorming or individual brainstorming yields better results. (See BusinessWeek article.) There is research that suggests that group brainstorming results in “idea fixation” – a cognitive process…Read more