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It's not a moment!



Leading the way in changing the workplace on issues such as sexual harassment, gender bias and equal opportunities is no longer a suggestion. This isn't a moment that is going to pass. This is movement that is going grow. It is going to be imperative that you are taking the initiative to make sure that you are holding your employees accountable for their actions. This can only happen if you have a culture that supports transparency and believes in holding people accountable.  Companies must invest in building leaders that support these beliefs.

In Oprah Winfrey's incredible speech at the Golden Globes tonight she said,"For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the Power of those men. But their time is up!"  She and many others are speaking to a call to all to speak out.  And not just in Hollywood but across all industry's.  This is a time to step forward make a stronger future. And we need everyone to be a part of that.  Those that hold the power need to chose to build up and not tear down the people around them. 

In order to do that you must take a look at your systems, your procedures, your whole culture. How do you determine worth, what factors determine upward mobility, how do you view the people that work for you and how can you make your workplace better?  Are you treating people unfairly without seeing it?  Hiring people that come from the outside will allow you to see things from a neutral standpoint.  They can help you be stronger and invest in the world that is emerging and you will have the best talent and the strongest teams.  You will lead the way for others.  But you must look at the issues with fresh eyes and sometimes that means you need help.   If you don't think that you have an issue - it may be that you can't see it, because you aren't being discriminated against or harassed, but it doesn't mean it doesn't exist in your company.  

This movement has been needed for years upon years.  It will open up doors to many. And close the doors for others. If you don't want to be behind the closed doors, make the decision to step forward.  It is the time to inspire and be bold.  The truth is the future.  

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