Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Bridging the Difference® from Aspiration to Action

DEI strategies can fail. Make yours a reality.

Inclusion is not an aspiration, it’s an action. And diversity will never thrive unless you get it right. Put the I before the D!

Take action to propel your DE&I strategies forward. Engage in validated assessments and learning that are grounded in scientific research.

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Inclusive Leadership Assessment

Inclusive leadership behaviors unlock the power of diversity.

The idea of inclusion can sound risky to some. As if it’s a zero-sum game and they might lose. But the world has changed and it’s not going back. What’s risky now is not being inclusive.

Where do you stand?

Find out. Start right now. Grab your courage and take this confidential, validated survey.

Be an Inclusive Leader Workshop

People often mash-up “diversity” and “inclusion” as if they are the same thing. They’re not.

Verna Myers artfully says, “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.” But who wants to attend a party where they know they’ll just be a wallflower? The good dancers won’t even show up!

Do what savvy leaders do: put the I before the D.

Learn what you can do to show in all the little ways that add up big that you admire and respect diversity. Participate with other leaders in an expertly facilitated Be An Inclusive Leader workshop that’s aligned with optimal distinction theory.

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“Working with Bridging the Difference showed us: Inclusive leaders understand how their work contributes to the team’s mission. The team’s mission—not the leader’s personal agenda—is what drives our success.”
— Director, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Global Professional Services Company

Bridging the Difference® Through Empathy Workshop

Empathy honors diversity and transcends differences.

Seminal research at Google shows empathy is the fuel that creates psychological safety. That safety is the #1 differentiator between so-so-teams and great teams. Empathy honors diversity and transcends differences, and it’s a necessary pre-requisite for good leadership and an inclusive culture.

Develop your abilities to act with inclusivity so that you foster resiliency, engagement, and higher accomplishment. Participate with other leaders in action-learning, where you’ll apply new understandings about your team members’ values and their unconscious drivers, so you provide them with the intrinsic rewards that fuel performance.

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“Bridging the Difference® Through Empathy helps us move from today’s world of discord, disparity, and unrest to tomorrow’s vision for positive relationships and shared accomplishments. Every day.”
Director, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Global Professional Services Company

Making Virtual Work, How to Build Performance and Relationships by Betty Johnson, Ph.D.

How to Build Performance and Relationships

Find out what scientific research has discovered about video meetings.
From the book... “The clock is ticking and every day is Blursday. Virtual workers are begging us to lighten their load, to remove the burdens, the hassles, and the irritants that come with video meetings. If we listen—if we put ourselves in their seats—we can act in ways that lift those burdens. We can, together, uplift people in their virtual workplaces so they thrive."
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“If you want virtual workers to thrive, virtual work must nurture inclusion; without it, diversity dies. Here, Dr. Johnson shows you how inclusivity can bloom when people come together in video meetings.”
— Harold Hillman, Ph.D. Author of The Imposter Syndrome, Fitting In, Standing Out, and EM-PA-THY: The Human Side of Leadership