When and How to Respond to Microaggressions

The original article published by Harvard Business Review.  In U.S. workplaces — and around the world — people are finally engaging in real conversations about race, justice, diversity, equality, and inclusion. That’s a good thing, hopefully paving the way for meaningful anti-racist action from both individuals and organizations. But those discussions will in all likelihood…

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U.S. Businesses Must Take Meaningful Action Against Racism

The original article published by Harvard Business Review.  The United States is in crisis. As we write this article, videos of racial violence and racist threats toward Black people in America flood social and news media channels. Public demonstrations against injustice are happening in at least 30 localities. During non-violent protests, other parties have engaged…

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Seeing Beyond COVID-19: A New Vision of Fair and Equitable Performance Management

The original article published by People + Strategy journal.  Perspectives People + Strategy posed a question: “What are the challenges to fair and equitable performance management in the aftermath of COVID-19?” By Laura Morgan Roberts, Dani Monroe, Ella Washington and Zuhairah Scott Washington   SEEING BEYOND COVID-19: A NEW VISION OF FAIR AND EQUITABLE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT Laura…

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Not Business as Usual

After a traumatic, emotionally heavy weekend across our nation it may feel like an overwhelming burden to get ready to smile on your zoom meetings and carry on with business as usual. I had many conversations this weekend with friends who felt discouraged because they were not on the frontlines of the protests but care…

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Is your personal board of directors creating an echo-chamber?

Everyone needs a personal board of directors (PBOD) to act as a sounding board, advise you and provide feedback on your life decisions, opportunities and challenges. This informal group comprises six to eight people who can help with your professional development. Your PBOD may consist of mentors, close friends, trusted colleagues or wise family members. These…

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3 Ways Millennials Can Advance Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Original article posted on Gallup.com, all rights reserved by Gallup Co-authors: Dr. Ella Washington, Camille Patrick. When you picture a traditional business leader, what generation are they from? Likely they’re not a millennial. But by 2025, 75% of the workforce will be millennials. That means millennials globally will occupy not only the majority of individual contributor…

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