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Disability History Month

Disability History Month: The Disability Movement

As part of Disability History Month, I’m delighted to have Steph Cutler on this week’s episode of the Diverse Minds podcast.  I met Steph when I was working at Imperial College London, and she did some work for me through her organisation – Making Lemonade.  About my guest Steph is the Founder of Making Lemonade, an organisation she set up over 12 years ago after acquiring unexpected sight loss and started experiencing barriers that disabled people face in society –…

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Colourful cups stacked in a pyramid to show inclusive workplaces.

8 Practical Ways to Build an Inclusive Workplace

For Inclusion Week 2018 I am delighted to have Andrea Goodridge from Ad Florem as a guest writer for Diverse Minds. Here are her eight practical ways to create an inclusive workplace. In today’s workplace, great leaders recognise that diversity is an asset and that people’s differences are a strength and not a weakness. Barriers based on gender, race, religion, sexuality, physical ability, and even the different ways we all process information and learn are being broken down. But there’s…

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Chair with a thinking outside the box lightbox.

Five quick ways to bring innovation into your workplace

Celebrating the NHS Last week saw the 70th anniversary of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). The ground-breaking, innovative creation of a state-funded health care for all UK citizens. Sadly, at the moment the NHS is in a precarious state. I was listening to stories on the radio about the first nurses to work in the NHS in 1948, how innovative it was and the sheer amount of love the UK has for the NHS. The staff that have saved…

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Colourful doors

Add a sprinkling of culture in the workplace

What’s culture got to do with me? In March I was a guest presenter at Team Management System Development International (TMSDI) network member forum. I was speaking about culture and the Team Management Profile. Personal culture has always been something that I am cognoscente of in everything that I do. Why? As I describe myself as an inside-outsider. I am British, but was born in the USA, am Asian with East African heritage. Growing up in more of an Eastern cultural context…

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year: a platform for cross cultural understanding

Happy Chinese New Year Gong Xi Fa Cai, a Happy Chinese New Year to you! I am excited about the year of the Dog, as it is my Chinese zodiacal animal. In 2016 I watched the BBC series Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration on Earth with wonder and amazement. It’s heartening to see in the last ten years Chinese New Year being more widely recognised in the workplace. They key however is to take the learning from a cultural event to…

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