Perfectionism

Is pride blocking progress? Take our D.E.I. Quiz and find out!

Is pride blocking progress? Take our D.E.I. Quiz and find out! Published April 19, 2023 I’m going to come out and say it: I believe people have the desire and the motivation to tackle diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at their workplaces. But… The majority don’t know how.  Enter Rework Work’s new D.E.I Quiz. Break it down:  […]

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Is fear of being “canceled” stifling your leadership?

Is fear of being “canceled” stifling your leadership? Published February 22, 2023 Leaders: what would you do if you weren’t afraid of getting “canceled”?  With an economic downturn (or recession) in the likely future, with “permacrisis” named 2022’s word of the year, times are challenging…. … And it’s an ideal opportunity for leaders to show

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Unprepared for Black History Month? Start here.

Unprepared for Black History Month? Start here. Published January 25, 2023 “People are trying to be sensitive by serving ‘classic’ soul food dishes,” said Michael Twitty, the chef, historian, and author of The Cooking Gene, referring to the ways many large companies commemorate diversity days and months like Black History Month. “But we can do better than

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Nonnegotiable Career Advice for DEI (and everyone else too)

Nonnegotiable Career Advice for DEI (and everyone else too) Published August 17, 2022 My friend once asked, “why are you giving these people all of your brainpower?”  At the time, I was working myself to the bone in corporate. I said, “that’s how I am. If I do something, I’m going to do it well.”

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Thinking BIG about DEI is Ineffective

Thinking BIG about DEI is Ineffective Thinking BIG about DEI is Ineffective Published February 23, 2022 People are thinking too broadly when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).  And it’s a problem! Break it down:  Are you scratching your head? Thinking too big is usually encouraged! We’re applauded for being visionary, thinking large, and solving

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When it comes to DEI, are most leaders planning to fail?

When it comes to DEI, are most leaders planning to fail? Published February 9, 2022 You can’t see the view from a tower when you’re still standing on the ground.  From the ground, all you see are walls. Your perspective is limited, and you can’t possibly know what the vista will be from the top. 

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Two uncomfortable reasons why diversity makes us squirm

Two reasons why diversity makes us squirm Published December 2, 2020 You’re afraid to admit when you don’t know the answer. And you don’t want to get the answer wrong so you don’t try. But it’s not only you, it’s nearly all of us — and it’s a Mount Everest-sized reason why diversity makes people

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