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It’s Not Just Unconscious Bias: Women in Technology versus the Malevolent Professional – The Malevolent Professional: Conclusion

How Can You Defeat a Malevolent Professional? Lawsuits are not necessarily the optimum solution. However, filing a complaint with legal entities designated to protect employees, such as the Labor department, can certainly start the tracking and collection of evidence. Prospective female hires should do careful research on the company culture before joining and examine what supports for women exist there (such as mentorship programs). Once hired, work to create a… Read More »It’s Not Just Unconscious Bias: Women in Technology versus the Malevolent Professional – The Malevolent Professional: Conclusion

It’s Not Just Unconscious Bias: Women in Technology versus the Malevolent Professional – The Malevolent Professional: Part 3

Bias-Driven Behavior and the Malevolent Professional The first problem for exposing the destructive behavior of MPs is that the behavioral characteristics of conscious and unconscious bias are often indistinguishable. Examples include constant interruptions, mansplaining, off-color jokes, gender-exclusive bonding, and manspreading. There are many people who conduct themselves in these ways and remain unaware of the impact they have on others. This is where it becomes critical to recognize the difference… Read More »It’s Not Just Unconscious Bias: Women in Technology versus the Malevolent Professional – The Malevolent Professional: Part 3

It’s Not Just Unconscious Bias: Women in Technology versus the Malevolent Professional – The Malevolent Professional: Part 2

Early Socialization and Schooling Problems for women in the technology and hard sciences space begin in the formative years and later manifest as a pay gap directly proportional to the STEM gender gap. I volunteer each year for the local high school’s STEM Summit and Junior Achievement days. And each year, I meet at least two or three female students telling me they are not good atmath before they even… Read More »It’s Not Just Unconscious Bias: Women in Technology versus the Malevolent Professional – The Malevolent Professional: Part 2

It’s Not Just Unconscious Bias: Women in Technology versus the Malevolent Professional

Introduction: The Malevolent Professional Over the course of our careers, many women in business or academic organizations have had to deal with what I am here labeling “Malevolent Professionals” (MPs). An MP may be one of your superiors or may be found among your trusted colleagues or even your direct reports. The exact mix of personality traits in an MP can vary significantly because Malevolent Professionals are defined by their… Read More »It’s Not Just Unconscious Bias: Women in Technology versus the Malevolent Professional

COVID-19 & Supply Chain Management

Manufacturers around the country have compounded concerns with COVID-19; One major concern is the disruption in supply chain. Other industries may return to normal operation after the quarantine period has passed. However, manufacturers cannot do that immediately because their dilemma is not limited to infected employees or contaminated areas. Supply chain is the backbone of… Read More »COVID-19 & Supply Chain Management

First Step in Creating an Inclusive Organization is Self-Awareness

Enhancing Organization Culture and Effectiveness by Increasing Self-Awareness of High-Potential Talent is a proven and successful practice. Collaboration needs a high-spirited culture to be effective and inclusive. This is only possible by nurturing TALENT. Supporting High-Performers and help them be self-aware, is much more effective than suppressing their talent to satisfy and protect low performers. Suppressing talent would be detrimental to high performers and consequently to… Read More »First Step in Creating an Inclusive Organization is Self-Awareness

REAL Leadership

Are you a REAL leader? Do you work with REAL leaders? What is the #1 characteristics of REAL Leaders? Leaders make Strong use of Emotional Intelligence. This drives empathy, motivation and self-control. Leaders LEAD. They go first and set the tone for followers. This drives motivation. Leaders Develop Relationships. This includes supportive relationships with their… Read More »REAL Leadership