Tag Archives: diversity

Soft Power is Smart Power

Soft Power is Smart Power

It’s More Than Academia I had just finished my address to the gathered officers of the Royal Navy at HMS Collingwood, the swish maritime warfare training centre in Fareham, England, when a prominent professor from Oxford University gave a thought-provoking speech on soft power. He was very challenging of Britain’s lack of innovation and new […]

Higher and Higher

5 Ways to Create an Inclusive Culture The technology division of Vodafone, like far too many businesses, has openly been struggling to attract and retain talented women. The received wisdom was that this was down to recruitment. Consequently, it was perceived that as long as they could get more women into their recruitment pipeline, the […]

The Illusion of Inclusion

We Don’t See Things The Same I was meeting Priyanka’s mother for the first time, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was really excited to meet her. She had come to London with Priyanka from Mumbai, India, for a short trip, and we both ensured that we had the opportunity to meet up. […]

Do Some of Your Employees Feel Invisible?

do some of your employees feel invisible

How to inspire and motivate your workforce Diversity and inclusion appear to be back in fashion again, and it is probably linked to what is going on globally with the rise of anti-immigration sentiments driving xenophobic behaviour. From Myanmar to Austria, from the USA to the UK and in far too many places across Africa. […]

On the Journey to Diversity

African Development Bank Back in Abidjan, Ivory Coast with the African Development Bank (AfDB), I was again reminded about the value and benefits of having diverse teams from different backgrounds but also from different generations. Oley Dibba-Wadda, the Director of Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development and her outstanding (but relatively newly formed) team were […]

Do the Right Thing

Not Every Negative Action is Worth a Negative Reaction It was another typical winter morning in Johannesburg. The sun was beaming overhead despite the slight chill in the air. The extremely vocal brown Hadada Ibis were gathering on the lawn, making their presence felt. The shrill call of these large birds has become a feature […]

Women and Leadership – Part 2

Women and Leadership

Role Models Empower In my previous article [https://carayol.com/women-and-leadership-2/] we examined the interesting and instructive article by the challenging and intelligent writer on all facets of contemporary leadership, Shellie Karabell, in Forbes magazine (19th May 2016). This article continues looking at the remaining ‘Ten Commandments’ and how they translate into today’s work environment. 6 Dress well. […]

Spike Stories Episode 21 – Women and Leadership

Women and Leadership

Khanyi Makwala had been amazing to work with. No task was too small and no challenge was too big. She obviously loved her role and exuded confidence in all she did. From the moment I arrived at the GIBS Business School in Johannesburg on a chilly July morning, Khanyi had everything planned out and prepared […]

Women and Leadership – Part 1

Women and Leadership

Khanyi Makwala had been amazing to work with. No task was too small and no challenge was too big. She obviously loved her role and exuded confidence in all she did. From the moment I arrived at the GIBS Business School in Johannesburg on a chilly July morning, Khanyi had everything planned out and prepared […]