Communication is the HOW of DEI
Leading today is tough. Expectations are higher and the risks are greater. Without exception, my clients under estimate or overlook strengths, experiences, and abilities they can tap to communicate better. Here are the tools we use to help you assess and build interpersonal or cross-cultural skills, and continue learning on your own.
Adaptive Leadership (AL) is a Harvard-based model that helps leaders create region-wide common good. Working on three levels: people, organizations, and community, learn how to dissect dysfunction- using conflict as a guide to finding long-term solutions, adapt, and thrive
A 2017 graduate of Leadership Eastside's Community Leadership Academy at Saybrook University, Lee has coached LE teams enrolled in the same two-year program since 2021, guiding them through an AL campaign with a local community partner. The team's challenge is to help these 'clients' use systems thinking to learn the adaptive process- not solve their problems directly.
Lee completed a 40-hour Basic Training 2018, through the Skagit Valley Dispute Resolution Center, in Mt. Vernon, Washington. This 8-step model developed by the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, helps parties communicate better in the present and future by releasing previous conflicts. It is a key facilitation and training tool used in the courts, workplace, and communities.
The Business of Culture-
Cultural Dimensions helps people understand differences in social skills. While this global management tool focuses primarily on national cultures, we apply these concepts to personal communication styles found in USA culture.
Equity Starts With Money-
Rianne Eisler's Center for Partnership Systems is a road map to shift from domination systems to partnership systems. It also provides free data, based on CPS's four pillars of a society that nurture humanity: Economics & Values, Gender Socialization, Family & Childhood, Words We Use/Stories We Tell.
Neuro-Diversity: How You're Smart
Multiple Intelligence - Although experts now regard Howard Gardner's theory as 'junk science', it's still widely used by - especially by educators. He proposed that people aren't born with all of their smarts- that some are added over a lifetime. This model includes eight different types of intelligence that influence how we get along with others and learn: Logical / Mathematical, Linguistic, Musical, Spatial, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Naturalist, Interpersonal, and Intrapersonal. Linguistic and logical-mathematical modalities are most valued in schools and US American dominant culture. More
Communication is Common Sense & Cultural
Cultural Detective© is an experienced-based, online communication tool that improves communication in people and organizations and global experts, it offers 50+ country profiles and lots of free information.
Top tools include 'lenses' for these common topics:
Align Your People & Business Strategies
PI is a talent optimization platform aligns business and people strategies to help individuals or teams with:
Childhood Values Show Up at Work
Lee is certified in this program that teaches children social and life skills that are important to success. It uses encouragement and mutual respect as a strategy to increases academic achievement, manage behavior, and build healthy communities; through experiential activities and workshops that build respect at home, school, and (for grown-ups) work.
Learn more here.
Jump Start Your Momentum
The Diamond Mind Playbook is a simple and effective tool to help you make decisions easily, get unstuck, and flow. Author Tom Rosenak, is an executive coach and certified Blanchard trainer. His proven growth process includes 4 dimensions:
Repeat these steps as needed in your work or personal life. As about our hybrid course where each student receives an online and hard copy of the Momentum Playbook, 1 hour of coaching with Tom, and a discount on his coaching packages.
Watch the Diamond Mind video or learn more about Tom's leadership development services at: Diamond Mind.
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