Embracing the Rainbow Wave: How CEOs Can Advance LGBT+ Inclusion

Antonio Zappulla is the newly appointed CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the world’s leading news and information provider. Antonio joined the Thomson Reuters Foundation as director of Communications in 2013. In 2014, he was promoted to director of Strategy and Communications, and appointed chief operating officer in 2016, responsible for overseeing the Development, Communications, and Monitoring functions of the organization.

Working in Fear: Moving from Uncertainty Toward Trust

Corporate environments are often defined by an inherently competitive environment where clarity on how to be successful becomes increasingly more difficult and information becomes increasingly scarce as employees climb to higher levels. Leaders find themselves lacking critical conversations and are left with unanswered questions about how to navigate their careers. Even in the most rich and open-feedback cultures, employees often live in ambiguity.

How You Too Can Avoid #MeToo: How Boards & CEOs Can Shape Culture

In the past year, there have been scores of reported misconduct in companies across virtually every industry and sector. From Weinstein to Wynn, from Volkswagen to Wells, the behavior of executive leaders has resulted in the dismissal of executive leaders, thousands of lawsuits, and tens of millions of dollars in fines and lost business.

The Power of Storytelling for Leaders

We often do an exercise with leaders called Moments that Matter. It’s simple and yet remarkably powerful in shifting how people interact with one another. Throughout the experience, leaders have an opportunity to do two things. First, they take the time to reflect on their lives in a way that makes them pause and ask: Who am I? Why am I this way? In a world where the opportunity to connect with who we are is limited, it is a lovely reminder that there are reasons why we get up every day and reasons why we lead and engage with others the way we do.

503 Men and Women Run the Largest U.S. Public Companies. Only Two of them are Black

RHR's Lawrence James is quoted in The Washington Post's "On Leadership" column on the topic of Ken Chenault’s upcoming retirement at American Express — and how there are now only two African American CEOs in the S&P 500.

“Teams that are more diverse, racially, actually make more money too,” said Lawrence James, a partner at the leadership consultancy RHR International. “The financial arguments are there, but people aren't paying attention.” James’ observations are referred to throughout the story.

“Black culture and white culture are different,” said James, making it less appealing for black executives to engage in after-work activities where many relationships are built.

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Corporate Diversity: From Awareness to Growth

2016 proved itself to be a series of eye-opening moments globally and locally. Notice the communities that are disenfranchised, the gaps in equality, and the deep sense of conflict that have existed without being given much attention. It reminds me of what happens in ourselves and in the leaders that we work with when the behavior we display to others does not match the insecurities and conflict that exists on the inside. At some point we hit a wall, and we need a great deal of support to get over it.


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