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Five Leadership Theories and How to Apply Them

When Kathleen Yosko, now CEO of Northwestern Medicine’s Marianjoy Rehabilitation Center, began her first job as a hospital president, there was no onboarding process planned, and no one to welcome her. Thinking it was a mistake, Yosko called her headquarters for advice. They told her, “Just do whatever a president does.” Fortunately, Yosko was a seasoned leader and she intuited …

Lengthening Paid Maternity Leave: Is it Enough to Propel Women to the C-Suite & Beyond?

According to Women in the Workplace, a study conducted by McKinsey & Company in conjunction with Lean In, women represent 20% of the executives in the c-suite.  According to Women in the Boardroom, a study conducted by Deloitte, women hold 12.2% of corporate board seats in the United States. At the rate women are progressing, Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean …

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Diversity & Inclusion Require Authentic Leadership, says New Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Release Date: June 5, 2016 Research says: if you want to create a more diverse and inclusive company, be a more authentic leader Chicago, IL (June 2016) – Companies looking to advance gender diversity and overall inclusiveness should start with the leadership style of the top executives, says a new body of research conducted through Benedictine …

Beyond Optics: The True Power of Diversity to Unleash Innovation and Drive Success

  Research shows that 86 percent of companies support diversity and inclusion, understanding its value in the workplace from both an ethical perspective and a financial one. So why doesn’t the composition of our corporate leadership represent this understanding? Women hold just over 14 percent of executive roles in Fortune 500 companies, despite being 50 percent of the population.  Source: …

Kathy Hannan

Winning Hearts & Minds: The Battle for Diversity & Inclusion Needs Authentic Leadership (Here’s Where to Start)

As a diversity and inclusion executive, I’ve watched many initiatives waver, stall, or at worse, completely fail. What brings about these downfalls isn’t strategy – the ideas are usually sound. The missing ingredient is visible, Authentic Leadership. Today, we operate in a truly global world. Fortunately, the various value propositions for advancing diversity and inclusion are becoming increasingly clear. Corporate …