Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Cultural Intelligence, or CQ, is the foundation and strategic link to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Scroll down to learn more.

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DEI Tips and Best Practices

Tip #1 – As you prepare to roll out your DEI plan, what’s your plan for measuring your work? Not only should your efforts be culturally intelligent, you need tools such as the CQ Assessment to evaluate progress.

DEI Tips and Best Practices

Tip #2 – According to a recent Mckinsey study, even before COVID-19, progress on advancing DEI in the workplace had been slow. The pandemic has only made things worse. Only one in six diverse employees feels more supported. Cultural Intelligence is the strategic link to expediting the work and making sustainable progress.

DEI Tips and Best Practices

Tip #3 – The CDO is not the organizational savior who comes with fairy dust and a magic wand to solve the organization’s DEI problems overnight. Instead, their job is to leverage their expertise to develop and facilitate a strategic roadmap and process that develops buy-in and engagement at every level of the organization. DEI is everyone’s job.

DEI Tips and Best Practices

Tip #4 – DEI without CQ has limited effectiveness. When we build in CQ solutions, the outcomes are significant and sustainable.

DEI Tips and Best Practices

Tip #5 – Inclusion is not only welcoming everyone, but it’s having a culture and a set of organizational routines that are explicitly inclusive

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Complimentary Cultural Intelligence for Leaders Packet

Learn to Lead with Cultural Intelligence

Now, more than ever, companies needs effective leaders at all levels of the organization. Being able to bring together and get the best out of team members from different generations, socio-economic backgrounds, ethnic roots, countries, religions and educational backgrounds requires a Culturally Intelligent Leader.

We have put together a collection of Cultural Intelligence leadership articles written by social scientist, speaker and author Dr. David Livermore.  The article topics include:

  • 5 Questions Culturally Intelligent Leaders Ask Themselves Every Day
  • Leadership Advice You Should Ignore
  • How Culturally Intelligent Leaders Make Decisions

About the Author

David Livermore, PhD (Michigan State University) is a social scientist devoted to the topics of cultural intelligence (CQ) and global leadership and the author of several award-winning books. Learn more about Dr. David Livermore by visiting his website.

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