Are you Surrounding yourself with your Clones?
Radio Talk on Feb 14, 2015 @ 8 PM CST
Do you know that organizations with 30 percent or more women managers and board members “outperformed” those with less than 20 percent women? This is particularly evident during 2nd and 4th quarters, when financial markets are noticeably volatile.
So, if leaders fall prey to hiring only those who look like themselves, what happens to the much-touted ideal of a diverse workplace? The value of diversity, like effective team-building, is a common topic of discussion within the workplace over the past decade. Unfortunately, although diversity initiatives are now commonplace at many organizations—especially larger ones—diversity is still often sorely lacking at the executive level.
By being willing to step out of your comfort zone and push beyond your own ego needs when it comes to hiring and promoting, you once again put the organization first. That’s EQ at work.
So, what is the good news about the sometimes challenging shift from ego to EQ while building your organizational or executive team? You can find people who are both easy to work with and who are willing to bring a fresh perspective to the table.Listen in Google+ Hangouts on AIR LIVE @ 8PM on Feb 14th