Why Representation STILL Matters in the Medical Field

A guest post from Dr. Joshua W. Moore. “Unless we address the inequities in our healthcare system, the health disparities that exist today will not only persist but will worsen.” – Dr. David Satcher, former Surgeon General of the United States This...

Embrace the Season as a Business Opportunity

I always love this time of year! Just as nature awakens from its winter slumber with new energy and vitality, spring also has a way of infusing many businesses with a renewed sense of energy and motivation. We often see the launch of new programs and initiatives, as...

Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace

In our February 2024 X-Factor Solutions newsletter, we mentioned a recent workshop that we facilitated for a client in higher education. In that reference, we discussed how fostering a collaborative and successful workplace across generations involves recognizing and...

The Importance of International Citizen Exchange

A little over a year ago, I posted a blog titled “Cultural Competence Starts with Cultural Humility.” I discussed how expanding your personal cultural competence or intelligence will increase your ability to adapt to new cultural settings and thrive in culturally...

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...

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...