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Navigating Diversity and Equity Across Borders: Insights from Toby Mildon

Toby Mildon is on a mission to help put the right strategies in place to improve retention, innovation, productivity, profitability and so much more. In this episode of Training Unleashed, Evan Hackle and Toby have an enlightening discussion on diversity and inclusion.

Comparing Diversity Discussions: UK vs. US

The definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion are remarkably similar in the UK and the US. Toby emphasizes the importance of all three elements for creating a fair society. Diversity includes everyone, inclusion enables full contributions, and equity emphasizes personalized approaches. Toby introduces the iceberg analogy, stating that visible characteristics represent only 10% of our diversity, while the remaining 80% consists of invisible attributes. Understanding this diversity is crucial for creating an inclusive and respectful work environment.

Impact of Bias on Decision-Making

Bias, often automatic and unintentional, significantly influences decision-making, especially in critical situations like hiring or promotions. Toby highlights the importance of being mindful, curious, and challenging assumptions to understand individuals and their strengths.

Six Signature Traits of Inclusive Leadership

Toby shares the six traits identified by Deloitte for inclusive leadership:

  1. Curiosity: A trait essential for inclusive leaders.
  2. Cognizance: Being aware of biases and blind spots.
  3. Courage: Fostering honest, frank, and brave discussions.
  4. Cultural Intelligence: Understanding and navigating different cultures.
  5. Collaboration: Encouraging effective collaboration across teams.
  6. Commitment: A commitment to diversity and inclusion, challenging the status quo.
Inclusive Growth: Good for Business

Toby emphasizes that diverse teams make better decisions, and McKinsey’s reports support the idea that diverse leadership teams lead to more profitable businesses. Inclusive cultures improve creativity, innovation, customer experiences, and employee retention, leading to positive business outcomes.

About Our Guest

Toby Mildon, the founder of Milton Echo Ltd., is a dedicated advocate for fostering inclusive cultures within organizations. With a wealth of experience, Toby collaborates with clients to drive positive change, improve productivity, and create environments where everyone feels valued. For more information about Toby Mildon and his work, visit Milton Echo Ltd.. Connect with Toby on LinkedIn, where he shares valuable content regularly.

2024-01-29T17:36:23-05:00February 21, 2024|

The Transformative Power of Coaching in Career Development with Randi Roberts

Welcome to another insightful edition of Training Unleashed! Today’s episode brings us a compelling conversation between our host, Evan Hackle, and the esteemed guest, Randi Roberts, CEO of Randi Roberts Coaching. The focus of this discussion revolves around the world of coaching and its profound impact on individuals, teams, and organizational growth.

Why Coaching Matters

Evan begins the conversation by addressing a significant question: Why do some people undervalue coaching, and why isn’t it a more prominent part of the executive world? Randi expresses her belief that awareness of coaching is on the rise and emphasizes the transformative nature of coaching relationships. As someone deeply passionate about coaching, Randi emphasizes that coaching isn’t about telling people what to do; it’s about guiding them to find their own path forward.

The conversation evolves to highlight the changing landscape of coaching acceptance. Randi notes that once individuals understand the support and possibilities coaching brings, they become more open to it. Coaching, however, isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. While it may not be for everyone, those willing to engage in inner work and move forward find tremendous value in the coaching relationship.

Introducing Coaching Effectively

The discussion touches upon the crucial aspect of introducing coaching effectively within organizations. Randi and Evan share their experiences of coaching within corporate settings, highlighting the positive impact on individual and team performance. The key, they suggest, is framing coaching as an investment in personal and professional growth rather than a corrective measure.

Confidentiality in coaching engagements is a pivotal aspect that Randi emphasizes. Whether coaching is initiated by individuals or companies, setting clear objectives and maintaining confidentiality creates a safe space for clients to explore and grow.

Leadership Team Development: Nurturing High Performance

Transitioning into leadership team development, Randi underscores its essential role in organizational success. With teams constantly evolving, from forming new teams to assimilating new leaders and diagnosing team challenges, the need for ongoing development becomes apparent. Trust is identified as the foundational element, and addressing both strengths and deficits is crucial for fostering high-performance teams.

One Tip for Career Success

As the conversation concludes, Randi offers a valuable tip: If something doesn’t feel right in your career, invest time in inner work to identify the root cause. Ensuring you solve the right problem is crucial for making informed decisions about your career path.

About Our Guest

Randi Roberts shares her journey, having enjoyed two fulfilling careers—one in pharmaceuticals and the current one as a coach for the past five years. As the founder of Randi Roberts Coaching, she specializes in executive coaching, career life coaching, and leadership team development. Interested readers can explore valuable resources on her website and connect via email at [email protected].

2024-01-29T17:35:30-05:00February 14, 2024|

Goal Driven Storytelling with Robert Mattson

Evan Hackel speaks with expert storyteller, Robert Mattson. Robert is currently with ITM Speakers, which stands for “In the Moment”. Robert is also a speaker coach, actor, director, author, speaker, executive and overall marketing guy. Topics discussed include: how to tell and build a great story, understanding how stories are structured, tips on how to avoid rambling when telling stories and more. For more information on Robert and ITM Speakers visit https://www.itmspeakers.com.”

2019-12-06T10:40:06-05:00December 6, 2019|

The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team with Victoria Roos Olsson

This week Evan is joined with Victoria Roos. Victoria is a senior leadership consultant with Franklin Covey. She is an expert in leadership development and has trained, developed, and coached leaders across the world for the past twenty years. Topics discussed include: leadership best practices, leadership mindset, managing your time and energy and more. Click HERE to learn more about Franklin Covey’s course “The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team.”

2019-11-12T15:19:56-05:00November 12, 2019|

Save Money with Virtual Outsourcing with Daniel Ramsey

Evan sits down with Daniel Ramsey, the founder & CEO of MyOutDesk, the highest rated Virtual Assistant company in the marketplace. Topics discussed include: vetting process for potential employees, breaking through language barriers, intricacies of different cultures working together and how to get the best outcome, pricing breakdown and more. To learn more about MyOutDesk visit https://www.myoutdesk.com. Tune in to learn how you can receive your free e-book titled “Scaling Your Business with Virtual Professionals”.

2019-10-29T11:50:59-04:00October 29, 2019|

$5 million – The Science of Success, with John Mitchell

Think and grow Rich explains the Science of Success. It changed John Mitchell’s life. It allowed him to alter a 20 year history of earning low six figures a year, to earning over $5 million a year. This is the discussion on this week’s episode. Evan and John, not only discuss how to succeed on a personal level, but also how these techniques relate to the world of training. This is truly a different kind of episode for Training Unleashed and is definitely worth your time. To learn more about John visit https://thinkitbeit.net.

2019-07-02T08:51:51-04:00July 2, 2019|

Love and Leadership with Deirdre Breakenridge

Evan speaks with Deirdre Breakenridge, an author, speaker, professor and consultant. Deirdre, has over 20 years of experience mentoring women and is the creator and host of the Women Worldwide podcast. Evan and Deirdre discuss “The FEEL Model”, understanding millennials and what they need in life, being a good leader, better communication techniques and more. Visit http://bit.ly/learningtheessentials for your free chapter of Deirdre’s book. To learn more about Deirdre, visit https://www.deirdrebreakenridge.com/.

2019-06-18T14:14:54-04:00June 18, 2019|
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