Diversity

The Messy Myth of Meritocracy

The Messy Myth Of Meritocracy

This episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast was meant to be the birthday episode of the show. However, I couldn’t ignore the A-Level exams scandal in the UK. So, I wanted to talk about the messy myth of meritocracy.  I provide insights on what meritocracy is. Who is considered deserving in the eyes of society. Who deserves what and why they may or may not deserve it. In essence, why it is the messy myth of meritocracy! Listen to the…

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Negotiating something better

Welcome to the 40th episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast. For some of us things may be getting back to normal. However, if you are anything like me, you’re probably trying to process what’s been happening. Negotiating Something Better Many of us have been finding that we’ve been pedalling hard, but not really getting anywhere. Or not being recognised for the work that has been done during this difficult time. So how do you have the conversation with your manager…

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Ramadan and what it means with Omar Salha

Ramadan and what it means with Omar Salha

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, it currently isn’t possible for people of any faith to congregate and be together. This is poignant with Easter, Passover, Vaisakhi, and now Ramadan. In this week’s episode of the Diverse Minds podcast, I am going to be talking about the upcoming annual fast for Muslims called Ramadan. We talk about why it’s important for workplaces and in fact everyone to understand more about it.  If you enjoyed this episode, then consider subscribing…

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Autism At Work- National Autism Week

Autism at Work

World Autism Awareness Week This week’s blog is thanks to Vanda Latchford.  Vanda is a Job Coach at the National Autistic Society. In this blog she talks about autism and work, the current landscape. She also provides her five tips for an autism-friendly workplace. Autism at Work I am very proud to be part of the National Autistic Society. I deliver the Autism at Work programme sponsored by the Bloomfield Trust. My work as a job coach is inspired daily…

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Inclusive Language creates belonging

7 ways Inclusive Language creates belonging at work

The hot topic of Inclusive Language Recently inclusive language seems to be a hot topic and one that many organisations are asking me to deliver workshops in this area. Particularly for senior leadership teams.  Why is this so important and why does language matter so much?  Creating a culture of inclusion etiquette Inclusion etiquette refers to respectful communication and interaction with people who may not have the same characteristics as someone else.  The principles of inclusion etiquette rely on common…

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