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 Transformation Become a Change Agent

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 […]

Conscious Inclusion: A Tale of Two Companies

It could be the best of times. It could be the worst of times. While Dickens may not be referenced often in our offices and boardrooms, this twist on his famous words provides a perfect description for the crossroads our companies face every day. Every decision we make, (And, in this context, not making a […]

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…

  As I write this, I am looking at a palm tree in my backyard. The temperature in Los Angeles, where I live, is 59 degrees.  For a December day in L.A., that’s normal. If I need to go out, I’ll throw on a light jacket. That’s how we’ve always done things in December, around […]

Gender diversity

We Talk About Gender Diversity, But What We Really Mean Is This

Thought diversity is a vital element of long-term corporate value—uniformity in strategy and leadership directly counters innovation. Varied perspectives at the leadership level provide greater options with broader implication and heightened adaptability in an evolving marketplace. Click here to see what Doug Harris, CEO of Kaleidoscope Group had to say in Forbes Magazine.  

That's Not My Problem

That’s Not My Problem

Real People. Real Conversations. Real Issues. Real Change. That is the promise The Kaleidoscope Group makes and has made to each other, to our clients, and ultimately, to the world. I am scheduled to submit an article this week. And, to be real, I would consider myself an absolute fraud, a coward, if I were […]

With All Due Respect

With All Due Respect

Truth, justice, and the American way. The truth shall set you free. … the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth… From the deepest religious and philosophical explorations, to that childhood moment when your mom asks who wrote in crayon on the back of her bedroom door … Note to reader: If you’re going […]

Ray of Light

A Ray of Light

Soooo …. I made someone cry. Bringing someone to tears is not normally something I would post as a “ray of light”, so stay with me here for a moment, while I explain. I was in Baltimore at a training session, to be certified as an administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). The IDI […]