Leaders typically come from a narrow set of backgrounds, i.e. able bodied, cis-gender, heterosexual men from dominant ethnic, religious, social and economic backgrounds with traditional forms of talent. With the international democratisation of education, talented people now come from widely diverse backgrounds. While we have seen a gradual increase in proportions of women in leadership positions and the emergence of leaders from other atypical backgrounds, leadership emergence has not caught up with the stellar demographic changes and diversity in the talent pool. I outline below what organisations could do to release this untapped potential and support the emergence of leaders from atypical and diverse backgrounds…
Often considered taboo, yet ever-present in our daily lives, emotions require us to communicate effectively with our mind, body and feelings. Many studies show that it is better to acknowledge emotions than to try and hide them, even in the workplace…
There’s the victim, the persecutor, then suddenly a rescuer makes their entrance to defend the victim by entering into a battle of wills with the persecutor. It’s common in stressful situations at work. Let’s take a closer look at the concept.
Motivation is one of the keys to maintaining a high quality commitment to a company. Knowing how to identify employees’ needs can help managers make the right decisions to motive them. Several theories have been put forward in an effort to get to grips with this source of human “strength”, including the “hierarchy of needs” developed by the American psychologist Abraham Maslow. Let’s take a closer look at it what it really is, how it is used, and how it has been criticized.
Do crises really draw public attention to professions that have become invisible? Once those crises have passed, do the people who have been brought into the spotlight go back behind the curtain, or does the public stick to its opinion about their value to society? Here is some food for thought.
We have two key issues on our agenda today: women and the environment, and we’re looking to see if there could be a connection between the two.
The approach taken by the ecofeminism movement interconnects the challenges of women’s empowerment with the challenges of environmental protection. But what is the ecofeminist movement really about? How did it get started? Who are its followers and figureheads? How does it make a difference? And what criticism has it drawn? The EVE webmagazine team takes a closer look.
How do you go about reducing your mental load? Here are a few tips.
Increasingly, companies both old and new, big and small, are looking at the impact of their business on society as a whole. We look at how companies can pursue a socially-responsible business model that benefits consumers and stakeholders.
Be the change you want to see in the world.” Gandhi’s famous words could be a motto for the movers and shakers of this world, AKA “change makers”. But who really are these people who want to help the world go in the “right” direction? The EVE webmagazine investigates.
Inspired by plenaries and energized by workshops over the first two days, participants attended the final part of the EVE experience on October 3, 2019.