Entries by The Kaleidoscope Group

Me Too

  Her too?! That has been my stunned and, yes, privileged reaction to the recent social media movement of women posting: “Me Too.” Some included this explanation and call to action: If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “Me Too.” as a status we might give people a sense of […]

It was a Great Day

It was a great day. It wasn’t the size of the crowd. It wasn’t the glitz and glamour of the event. It wasn’t the status and credentials of the attendees. It was the heartfelt purpose of men gathering from different backgrounds to discuss how do we best support one another to address a divided society […]

Getting Schooled

Back to school. It’s that time of the year. And, as pretty much any parent who endured the final days of summer vacation will tell you, this is a most wonderful time of the year. I, for one, grew tired of hearing my own voice:   Walk the dog, man! Why are there dishes in […]

No Wonder… Woman

Regretfully, there won’t be an article on D&I from The Kaleidoscope Group this month. I was contacted by Mary Hunter, our Senior Vice President of Business Development – She’s a woman, which is totally fine with me because I treat everybody the same. Obviously, I’m not a sexist – and she thought an article that […]

Declaration of Interdependence

When in the course of organizational events, it becomes necessary for all people to fortify the individual, organizational, and societal bands which connect them with others and to assume their position as industry leaders and employers of choice, The Kaleidoscope Group must step forward to articulate the challenges that impel those organizations to, and the […]

Get Out Of The Red

“Businesses want to stay out of the red.” That’s not exactly the most controversial statement ever made. The reality, though, is that some businesses are in the red, losing money… losing market share… losing. On an ever more competitive business landscape, teams and organizations that want to move from the red to winning ways have […]

Generational Diversity: No School Rules

Old school. New school. No school rules. Doug E. Fresh “Keep Rising To The Top”   Recently, I was waiting for my soon-to-be 12 year old daughter to finish her dance class. She’s been dancing since she was three and so I catch myself, from time to time, watching the younger dancers scurry around the […]

Is your Organization Spineless?

Yes, spineless. Lacking in courage and resolve? Unable to stand under its own weight? In a word… spineless. In a spineless organization, culture is left to chance and the results are as disastrous as they would be if the same were done with sales, R&D, marketing, manufacturing, accounting or any other critical organizational function. Spineless […]

HR As More Than Process Manager: 3 Ways Cultural Competence Will Transform You Into A Change Agent In Your Organization

If there is one frustration that we at The Kaleidoscope Group hear from HR executives it is that they are in constant reaction mode.   “We need a [fill in the job] asap.” “We’re running into trouble with supplier diversity.” “I need to report an incident.” HR regularly confronts issues of diversity and inclusion and […]