Diversity Speaker in Focus: Donna Maria Blancero, Ph.D.

Donna Maria Blancero, Ph.D. Diversity, Organizational Behavior & Interpersonal Relationships Management Professor (Bentley University); Ph.D. in Industrial & Labor Relations; Researcher, Author Donna Maria Blancero, Ph.D. is nationally recognized for her expertise in Latinos in Corporate America, as well as for her work in talent acquisition and retention, mentoring, developmental networks, work/family balance, gender differences,…

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ERGs, Executive Transition & Succession Planning Engagements (Michael Negrón)

NEGRON Consulting was recently retained to several Executive Transition projects for organizations in Connecticut and Massachusetts, summarized as follows: Two (2) Affiliates of a National Nonprofit Historic Preservation Major Institutions Neighborhood Alliance (2 major hospitals and 1 university) For all of these projects, a member of NEGRON Consulting will facilitate a 3-phase executive transition process:…

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What We Are Reading: “DiversityInc: The Difference Between Mentoring, Coaching, and Sponsorship”

We’ve often discussed mentoring in the past and the differences between coaching and mentoring as well, but DiversityInc Magazine took an additional approach.  They analyzed some of the basic differences between mentoring, coaching, and sponsorship. Depending on your organization’s available opportunities for development and growth, any one of these may be the right approach for…

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What We Are Reading: “Coaching with Compassion Can ‘Light Up’ Human Thoughts”

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University use brain images to identify neural signature of achieving “positive emotional attractor.” Effective coaching can lead to smoothly functioning organizations, better productivity and potentially more profit. In classrooms, better student performance can occur. Doctors or nurses can connect more with patients. So, doing coaching right would seem to be…

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How to Endure a Mean-Spirited Workplace (Opinion)

Recently published in the New York Times, Stanford Professor Robert I. Sutton, PhD. (Organizational Behavior Department) and author of “Good Boss, Bad Boss”, wrote about “How Bad Apples Infect the Tree.” I found this somewhat indicative of our culture and the current downturn economy related pressure of the workplace. Often the negative behaviors that exist…

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