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Lessons from Terrible Students: Leadership, Training and DEI

Lessons from Terrible Students: Leadership, Training and DEI

At my company, X-Factor Solutions, we’re often asked about the intersection of topics we focus on. I love it. When I founded the company, the “X” in X-Factor was always intended to be a visual representation of the intersection and connection of multiple professional...

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Organizational Focus for Sustained Success in the New Year

Organizational Focus for Sustained Success in the New Year

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog discussing how “What makes you tick doesn’t necessarily work for everyone else!” The article focused largely on your concern for people, processes, and performance. It was about how your concern is part of your work approach and plays a...

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“Mini” Strategic Planning

“Mini” Strategic Planning

Strategic planning can be daunting, especially for small businesses, non-profit organizations, companies with a limited budget to hire an outside consultant to assist with the effort, or for anyone who just doesn’t have the (perceived) requisite experience.  Don’t let...

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The Non-Linear Nature of Organizational Change

The Non-Linear Nature of Organizational Change

Over the past couple of months, I have been working with a client who is focused on transforming the organizational culture of their workplace. The goal was to transform into a more communicative and transparent environment.  The process started by completing many...

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Cultural Competence Starts with Cultural Humility

Cultural Competence Starts with Cultural Humility

One of my favorite quotes by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is from a speech he made at Cornell College in 1962.  He so eloquently stated: “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t...

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The Evolving DEI Framework

The Evolving DEI Framework

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of strategies to organize DEI efforts.  Prior to my work with the Global Ties Network over the last two years, I developed a 7-part framework. This framework positions singular organizations for an evolving DEI framework journey. ...

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