Kasey Short

Authentic Personal Branding for Values-Driven Leaders

Editor’s Note: Dr. Kasey Short spoke to an audience of African American business leaders at the February 2018 gathering of several employee resource groups from Chicagoland companies, at a celebration of Black History Month. What follows is an abbreviated transcript of her speech. Are you in need of a personal brand makeover? Your personal brand is essentially your reputation and …

Books for Women in Leadership

Books for Women in Leadership: Recommended Book List

Each year the Center for Values-Driven Leadership publishes a list of recommended reading for leaders who want to build flourishing, values-driven organizations. Previous lists include books on leading change, leading sustainability, and values-driven leadership in general. But some of our most used booklists of the past have been recommended reading for women in leadership. This year, we’re updating our list …

Women in Leadership | theory

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 …

Remi Vespa | 5 Lessons for Creating a People Centric Organization

Dr. Remi Vespa of Blue Trail Software discusses how embracing the 5 lessons laid out in this video will ultimately bring you and your company the greatest amount of success. To create a people-centric organization, Dr. Vespa’s research identifies five strategies: Distribute Power Embrace Change Provide Guidelines, Not Rules Diversity Trumps Uniformity Help Employees Create the Future They Want Hear …

Women Executives Diversity Inclusion Leadership

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 …

Wow – You’re Different! Recognizing Differences as a Way to Launch Insight

It is not our differences that divide us.  It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.  ~Audre Lorde Lately I’ve been thinking that it’s not the obvious differences that make getting along difficult; it’s the subtle differences that get under our skin, just simply annoy us, and probably make us a little judgmental. I’ve heard a lot …