Companies Need to Think Bigger Than Diversity Training

Workplace Diversity, Remote Working and COVID 19 are three of the big topics of 2020. Below I have shared three articles focussed on the challenges facing leaders in the Fall of 2020, I hope you find them useful.

Workplace Diversity has again been high on the agenda of most organizations this year. Often in response to the call for increased diversity and representation within the organization companies will look to provide Diversity, Equality & Inclusiveness training. This can be an expensive financial investment, much sought after consultants such as author Robin DiAngelo command a premium fee for their services. However, how effective is this type of training? In this article from Harvard Business Review the authors suggest that Companies Need to Think Bigger Than Diversity Training Click on the logo below to read ...

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In this podcast, Harvard Business School’s Raj Choudhury talks about why more companies are building all- or mostly remote workforces. Click on the logo below to listen ..

And finally, we consider 'Why humour should be taken seriously in leadership' Click on the logo below to read ..

I hope you found these articles useful as you continue your leadership journey, don't forget that here at Bluegem Learning we are always here to assist you.

Well that's it for this week. I hope you enjoyed the blog and I'll be back next week with more, until then ... be a leader not just a boss!

#leadership #diversity #values #organizationalculture #COVID19


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Russell Stratton

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RUSSELL STRATTON is an international Leadership Expert, Professionally Certified Trainer and Coach, with a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management. He is co-author of the book 'I Need to F@#king Talk To You - The Art Of Navigating Difficult Workplace Conversations'.


He is a Master Facilitator for Bluegem Learning's ground breaking "Leadership Success" workshop series - providing a practical toolkit for building engagement and improving individual and team performance. Using live actors in a stop/start forum theatre approach and a combination of dynamic experiential learning techniques, participants come away with a greater ability to actually perform better as employees and leaders in your organization.


He is an accomplished management education, learning & development professional with a proven track record of working with clients in the public, voluntary and private sectors to achieve lasting, measurable step changes in business performance.


Russell works internationally with a wide range of organizational cultures and with all levels from front line customer facing staff to executive management boards. Having worked as both a Personnel Manager and Operational Manager he works at both strategic and tactical levels.

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