‘Men Who “Get It”’ Category

November 18th, 2014, 6:00 am

What Drives Male Diversity Champions

By Melissa J. Anderson Even today in 2014, the vast majority of leadership in industries like the physical sciences or financial services is made up of men, which, can create a self-fulfilling prophecy of “think leader, think male” since men and also women hold firm stereotypes around which gender assigned traits make good leadership traits.

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May 9th, 2013, 1:30 pm

Leaning Toward Support: Bringing Men Into the Movement

By Terry Selucky (Los Angeles) “If men have taken the C-suite hostage, then Lean In presents with underlying symptoms the Stockholm syndrome,” writes James Allworth, in a recent Harvard Business Review blog post entitled “It’s Not Women Who Should Lean In, It’s Men Who Should Step Back.” After reading Sheryl Sandberg’s controversial bestseller, Allworth asks [...]

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September 6th, 2012, 6:00 am

Men Who Get It: John Sensiba, Managing Partner, Sensiba San Filippo LLP

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “Diversity is the best resource we have,” explained John Sensiba, Managing Partner of the Northern California CPA and Business consulting firm Sensiba San Filippo LLP, “it’s not just me who thinks that – all our partners understand that diversity brings strength more than anything.” In an industry not [...]

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August 27th, 2012, 6:00 am

Men Who Get It: Barton Hill, Global Head of Marketing, Securities and Fund Services, Citi

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “To be honest,” began Barton Hill, Managing Director, Global Head of Marketing, Securities and Fund Services, at Citi, “as a white male, there’s a lot that I didn’t know, that I’ve learned along the way.” When Hill was tapped to Chair the Bank’s North American Diversity Operating Committee, [...]

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July 19th, 2012, 1:00 pm

From Management to Leadership: Next-Level Listening Skills

Contributed by John Keyser, Founder and Principal of Common Sense Leadership Working with a number of highly successful CEOs, I’ve learned that of all the business acumen they have acquired over the years, many assert that attentive listening has been the number one key to their effectiveness. And, not surprisingly, when surveying team members of [...]

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June 27th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Why We Need Women in Business Leadership – Now!

Contributed by John Keyser, Founder and Principal of Common Sense Leadership I ask you to read this article thoughtfully. As an executive in business for over forty years, I feel very strongly that now is the critical time for men in leadership positions to recognize that the male dominated company leadership deprives organizational cultures of [...]

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June 7th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Pride Month Primer: Being an Effective Ally and Champion for Gender Diversity

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “I’ve been involved with LGBT groups since 2002, and I first noticed the term ‘straight allies’ around 2004,” recalled John Henry Watson, Vice President at Citi. “I saw an ‘A’ at the end of LGBT and wondered what it meant, and when I found out, it seemed like [...]

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September 6th, 2011, 6:00 am

Men Who Get It: Jorge Benitez, Managing Director, North America and Chief Executive, United States, Accenture

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “I remember Susan Butler, Accenture’s first female senior executive,” began Jorge Benitez, Managing Director, North America and Chief Executive, United States at Accenture. “To be the first at something – that’s huge.” In fact, Benitez himself has been an advocate for and a role model of diversity at [...]

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July 7th, 2011, 12:00 pm

5 Ways to Get Male Executives to Invest in Women’s Initiatives

By Melanie Axman (Boston) Studies and statistics consistently point towards company benefits and increased profit margins when women are encouraged and emerge as leaders in the workplace. Consequently, companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of identifying and developing female executives. This movement parallels the success women feel when male senior executives become sponsors, mentors and [...]

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June 29th, 2011, 1:00 pm

Succession Planning: Why Companies Are So Bad at Picking Good Leaders

Contributed by Jeffrey Cohn and Jay Moran Many women today worry about what it takes to reach the top. They want to know what they can do to become better leaders. The old paradigm said that they should adopt a traditionally “masculine” style or set of traits. Very few experts believe that now. In fact, [...]

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