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3011, 2017

BORSEN | Don’t Work with People You Don’t Like – Like More People

Our Chair, Angie Peacock was recently interviewed by Gro Høyer Thielst at the Danish publication Brosen. Børsen is a Danish newspaper specialising in business news published in Denmark.Gordon Ritter, Check out the interview here and let us know your thoughts! ARTICLE SUMMARY Angie talks about one of her favorite topics - creating an inclusive environment where everyone who has the ability can excel.  That doesn't mean you work with people you don't like, but it does mean you may need to [...]

1511, 2017

Neue Zürcher Zeitung | We Don’t Just Want To Be Nice To Each Other

by:  Jeremy Lewis What's behind the boom in courses where managers discuss equal opportunity and their unconscious biases? The seminar has an esoteric air about it. Eight line managers of a bank discuss their unconscious biases.  What biases do I have? How do they influence my professional decisions? What role do they play in the recruitment and composition of my team, in daily meetings or promotions? The external training coach Jeremy Lewis guides UBS employees in Zurich through the three-hour seminar. [...]

2807, 2017

THE WEEKENDAVISEN | Angela Peacock: The Fighter!

The story of how a girl from the East End of London became a leading international voice on diversity and inclusion PDT's chair Angela Peacock recently spoke to the renowned Danish weekend newspaper Weekendavisen as part of 'Voices of Europe' - a series of 32 articles featuring voices from London, Athens, Paris and Berlin. Here she tells her personal story and gives her view about the challenges of diversity & inclusion in London after Brexit. All voices are written and photgraphed by Minna Grooss (published [...]

2405, 2017

INSURANCE JOURNAL | Emotional Intelligence: Do Your Leaders Walk the Talk?

Organizational empowerment where everyone matters starts with emotionally intelligent leadership from the top on down. But a London-based consultant who works to help companies build diverse and inclusive cultures reveals that many companies talk the talk but don’t walk the walk on EQ. There is a famous story about a visit by President Kennedy to the NASA space center. When Kennedy noticed a man carrying a broom in one of the buildings, he asked: “What’s your job here?” The janitor [...]

1004, 2017

INSIDER QUARTERLY | The Inclusion Factor

  Having spent many years working with the insurance profession, driving conversations from the original "ABC of diversity" and "We have to do this!" through to deeper inclusion discussions, it is encouraging that I am now encountering increasing numbers of senior teams who truly see creating an inclusive environment as a key lever in achieving their strategic goals. Initially, the link was understood purely in the sense of matching customers - if we don't do this we won't be able to [...]

2303, 2017

LEADING EDGE | How Managers Can Tackle Unconscious BIas and Create a More Inclusive Working Environment

Becoming conscious of Unconscious Bias is big business! According to Forbes it is estimated that the 'diversity training industry' will be worth $8 billion a year, and growing, with venture capitalists pouring many more millions into the sector. But with so much training on offer, how can companies begin to address unconscious bias  in a way that allows them to drive real organisational change? PDT Global's Co-Founder and Chair, Angela Peacock, spoke to the Institute of Leadership & Management's "Leading Edge" magazine recently on how companies must treat [...]

812, 2015

INSIDER QUARTERLY | Inclusion in a Post Merger World

‘We cannot look at inclusion right now - we are only two weeks’ post-merger. We need to wait for things to calm down.’ A statement that is heard all too often - and yet the reality is that there may never be a better time to ensure the new culture that a merger brings, carries with it a thread of inclusion.  Success depends upon how inclusion is perceived within an organisation; to put into context, inclusion is not simply the new [...]

606, 2015

INSIDER QUARTERLY | Acid reign

The spectre of unconscious bias has ruled decision-making for too long, imperceptibly eating away at companies’ attempts to introduce diversity, says Angela Peacock. Do we have any racist, sexist, ageist homophobes in the room, or is it just me? Let’s not get all coy about this – the reality is that we are all riddled with bias. Pause for a moment and take a look at the people around you. If you don’t know them – and even if you do – [...]

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