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Diverse leadership styles –the impact of cultural heritage

The culture we were raised in has a tremendous impact on our values and who we become as a person....

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Making a first impression – the role of clothing and language

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] For our third Roots Inspire podcast, we talk to our special guest Mr Q Msimanga who was born in...

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Managing imposter syndrome: Unconventional careers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Managing imposter syndrome, how can we do it? In the second episode of the Roots Inspire podcast, we talk...

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The first black student in an all white high school

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In this first Roots Inspire podcast, we have a special guest with a unique story. Hopewell Hlophe was the...

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Articles

There can be Only One – the Power of Authenticity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Authenticity can be defined as your actions, behaviors being in line with your value system, instead of being influenced...

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That’s Okay, and Here’s Why – The Power of Perseverance

The startup you were interviewing with was just bought out by a larger corporation and the job listing has been...

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall— The Power of Reflection

Let me tell you a story…many years ago, I was one of the final candidates for a job I really...

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Right and wrong in the race discussion

Talking about race in the workplace is often a slippery slope. Especially in Europe, where we are taught from an...

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BCG Diversity Driver: building a virtual mentoring scheme

With COVID a continuing reality and people locked into their homes across Europe, Roots Inspire brings a practical solution to...

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Diverse Talent: Meeting your future self

My dad promised me he would join me for each university introduction day. Together we set foot that day, for...

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The odds of wasted talent

Born in Suriname to a Curacaoan mother and an Indian-Surinamese father. I moved to the Netherlands at a young age,...

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Expat life: So where do I belong??

It was my first time returning to Suriname. I was 19 years old and had not been back to Suriname...

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Knowledge bites

Failing up: why some climb the ladder despite mediocrity

Most of us know the frustrating feeling of watching someone ‘fail upward’: landing successively sweeter gigs even after professional mediocrity...

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Why diverse teams perform better

In numerous studies, diverse teams are associated with business success. The evidence shows that these are not mere correlations, but...

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Performance and Empowering yourself

Contrary to common belief, how well you do your job has very little to do with how successful you are...

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Why diversity programmes fail

The powerful article by Harvard Business Review on Why Diversity Programs Fail has a few surprising findings. It shows how...

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Diversity in the work place is lacking at the top: Here’s why

In management positions across large companies, diversity in the workplace can be very difficult to achieve. BCG in partnership with...

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Soft skills for business success

Formal qualifications and technical skills are only part of the requirements for modern employees, as ‘soft skills’ and personal attributes...

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Mentorship: Creating a work place culture

A research piece published by the global advisory firm, Heidrick & Struggles entitled “Creating A Culture of Mentorship” presented its data on...

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Why your D&I strategy needs to be more diverse

Although diversity has clearly moved up the UK business agenda in recent years, nearly half of the respondents in a...

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Diversity and Inclusion wins: Why inclusion matters

In 2020, international management consultancy, McKinsey & Company published a report entitled – Diversity wins: How inclusion matters. The report revealed that...

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