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Brian Martin

Brian Martin

Director of Human Resources with Luxa Enterprises, Brian enjoys coaching his girls soccer team and spending time with his family. He is a member of the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association and serves on the Board of Directors with the American Red Cross in Tulsa.

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How does unconscious bias affect leadership in business?

 

What exactly is Unconscious Bias?

Every human on the planet has some form of bias. Whether they are biases towards a certain brand choice or certain ingredient in cooking. We all have these implicit biases. Along the road of our upbringing and even into adulthood we developed all kinds of bias. Most of these are hidden within our subconscious and we don’t even think about it. Our brains also automatically put things in groups or some order.

Topics: Diversity and Inclusion

Leadership in Business: How are servant leaders different?

 

It is somewhat self-descriptive when we talk about servant leaders. The title “Servant” gives some of it away. Servant Leaders ascribe to the idea of being a servant first. There are a few specific things that servant leaders do perhaps a little differently that distinguishes them.

Topics: HR Supervisor Training Leadership

White Men must be engaged as Allies

One of the key components of D&I initiatives should include engaging white men as allies. There are many white men in the workforce who are great supporters of diversity, inclusion, and equality for women.

Engaging these men to be allies and champions is just one key ingredient to ensuring D&I initiatives, as well as equality programs, gain the necessary traction to be sustainable inside organizations.

Topics: Diversity and Inclusion

Successful Characteristics The Best Business Leaders Must Possess

In terms of the best business leaders, one might think the answer is clear. We would just look to the most successful business and whoever made that happen is obviously on this list, right?

Topics: Leadership

Business Leadership Styles – Which one is right for you?

There are many business leadership styles that have been developed over the last 75 years. Some of the most popular include the work of Lewin (Authoritarian, Participative, Delegative), Bass (Extended Transformational Style), and Hershey and Blanchard (Situational). Still other leadership philosophies exist as well including Servant leadership by Greenleaf. Let’s focus on Transformational leadership and Servant leadership for the purposes of this article.

Topics: Training Seminars Supervisor Training Leadership