Why Vision is a Critical Piece of Diversity

Written by James O. Rodgers

Crafting a vision for a Deliberate Diversity project comes down to answering two questions: First, what would you like to see happen as a result of implementing the project and second, how will you know if you have been successful in bringing this result about? Developing a clear path of where the project is supposed to be going, and what it will look like once you get there, is crucial to the success of any strategic diversity initiative. If you don’t know where you’re going, you often wind up somewhere you didn’t want to be.

How to Measure Diversity Effectiveness to Establish the Right Diversity Mix

Written by James O. Rodgers

Sometimes companies learn to understand the value of diversity management by accident. Some of the most successful products that have been introduced in the last ten years are the the result of companies executing a similar strategy when managing diversity. Consider the world’s most innovative and most productive companies, they almost always do business in a way that approximates our 7 step process, they just call it something different.  

Diversity in Knowledge and the 4 Forms of “Knowing”

Written by James O. Rodgers

Optimal operational efficiency and innovation is achieved when an organization draws from the widest and deepest knowledge base possible. In order to do this, its important to recognize the four categories of things that can be known. First there are the things that we know and that we are aware of knowing. I know, for instance, that the earth is round. I also know that I know this. These are the sorts of “facts” we usually mean when we talk about knowledge

Create Deliberate Diversity By Following These 7 Steps – Part 2 of 2

Written by James O. Rodgers

Deliberate Diversity™ is a management discipline with a purpose, a process and a payoff. It is where diversity and management skills intersect and is designed to produce better business results. For companies  looking to take the next logical step in their diversity Journey, this management discipline allows for continued growth and ensures that organizations get the best out of their people.

Diversity, Dignity, Culture & Spirit

Written by James O. Rodgers

I want to start a dialogue about seemingly unrelated matter that I find is at the core of every human interaction. Whether it’s business relations, family relations, social relations, community, faith community, associations, politics, romance, or the arts; the world runs on relationships. So I want to separate the components and comment on what we see and what we miss in each of the areas that affect relationships that work. For instance: