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Diversity + Management = Performance

Conversations with Dr. James Rodgers

Welcome to Diversity + Management = Performance: Conversations with Dr. James Rodgers, a podcast covering emerging insights on organizational effectiveness and highlighting successful principles for managing diverse team
Latest Episode10/14/2019

#009: 7 Principles of Great Management

Season 1, Ep. 9
In this episode, Dr. Rodgers continues his six-part series on #ManagingBytheNumbers and provides the seven principles of great management. SHOW NOTES1:30 Specific experiences that triggered Dr. Rodgers developing the 7 principles4:35 Great managers must believe an employee can give 100% (Principle 1)6:15 Great managers spend time getting to their employees (Principle 2)8:30 Great managers know how to manage themselves (Principle 3)9:40 The vulnerability within good managers11:25 Great managers adapt their style (Principle 4)13:50 Treating people equally doesn’t mean treating people the same14:30 The Platinum rule vs. The Golden Rule16:15 Great managers leverage their power (Principle 5) 17:45 Great managers ask how to treat their employers (Principle 6) 19:15 Great managers are fair (Principle 7) 19:25 Summary of the 7 Principles of Managing by the Numbers (What Great Managers Do) ____You can find this podcast episode, and many more, by subscribing to the Diversity + Management = Performance: Conversations with Dr. Rodgers podcast show on all major podcast directories including iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher. For a deeper dive into this topic, book Dr. Rodgers for speaking, consulting, or coaching services at jora@thediversitycoach.com or at (770) 331-3246.If you found this podcast beneficial to you, our sincere request is that you share it on LinkedIn, Facebook, on other social media platforms, or via email.
9/16/2019

#007: The 3 Beliefs of Performance Management

Season 1, Ep. 7
In this six-part series, Dr. Rodgers introduces his framework for effective management called #ManagingBytheNumbers, starting with the 3 beliefs of Performance Management. SHOW NOTES 1:00 What Managing By the Numbers is all about 2:15 Performance evaluation vs. Performance Management5:00 The background on the 3 Beliefs and the Expectancy Theory 6:40 The E-P-O-S System (Effort leads to Performance leads to Outcomes which leads to Satisfaction)7:15 “What You’re Asking Me to do I know how to do it” (Belief #1)12:30 Communication obstacles within management and employee dynamic15:30 “I will get rewarded for doing a good job” (Belief #2)17:00“I am going to like what you give me” (Belief #3)18:20 Why a Two Week Trip to Bermuda doesn’t work for everybody20:30 Summary of the Belief System Model22:00 The majority of people in a manager role are like this23:15 Are people naturally wired to want the best out of their colleagues?____ You can find this podcast episode, and many more, by subscribing to the Diversity + Management = Performance: Conversations with Dr. Rodgers podcast show on all major podcast directories including iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher. For a deeper dive into this topic, book Dr. Rodgers for speaking, consulting, or coaching services at jora@thediversitycoach.com or at (770) 331-3246.If you found this podcast beneficial to you, our sincere request is that you share it on LinkedIn, Facebook, on other social media platforms, or via email.
8/19/2019

#005: 20 Behavioral Traps of Managers (Part1)

Season 1, Ep. 5
In this episode, Diversity Coach, Dr. Rodgers, introduces the 20 behavioral traps that he’s observed in managers.SHOW NOTES1:40Where Dr. Rodgers direct experience with observing the mistakes of managers3:15Dr. Rodgers’ friend/colleague, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith’s list “20 Fat flaws of Successful Executives”4:10 Trap #1: Limiting your inner circle (You need a diverse inner circle)6:00 Trap #2:Believing that you know who diverse people are8:15 Trap #3:Making up others’ story10:00 Trap #4: Assuming you know what other’s want11:30 Trap #5: Assigning motives to other people’s behavior12:00 Marcus Buckingham’s tip for avoiding the 5th trap14:30 Trap #6: Neglecting corporate culture in favor of ethnic culture19:00 Trap #7: Perpetuating kind20:45 Trap #8: Undermanagement and overleading23:00 A reminder about leadership vs. management24:50 Are there managers that should be leaders and vice versa?26:30 Trap #9: Clumsy communications28:20 Trap #10: Acting naturally29:20 Dr. Rodgers’ tip for avoiding trap #10.___You can find this podcast episode, and many more, by subscribing to the Diversity + Management = Performance: Conversations with Dr. Rodgers podcast show on all major podcast directories including iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher.For a deeper dive into this topic, book Dr. Rodgers for speaking, consulting, or coaching services at jora@thediversitycoach.com or at (770) 331-3246.If you found this podcast beneficial to you, our sincere request is that you share it on LinkedIn, Facebook, on other social media platforms, or via email.
8/5/2019

#004: Why Diversity and Inclusion Is Not Sustainable

Season 1, Ep. 4
SHOW NOTESIn this episode, author, speaker, and leading diversity expert, Dr. Rodgers, discusses why Diversity & Inclusion efforts are not sustainable.1:15Why Dr. Rodgers says Diversity & Inclusion is not sustainable2:00Dr. Rodgers’ view on business cycles and business principles3:29A reminder of the fundamentals of business and organizational management4:20What Dr. Rodgers’ studies confirmed of diversity management outcomes5:00Why Team-wide performance is more effective than Firm-wide performance6:00Who Dr. Rodgers interviewed for diversity management research7:30A review of the industry and trends of diversity9:00The tendency of CEOs to be politically correct with diversity10:30 The problem of sustainability with D&I is lack of foundation11:30 The competitive advantage of diversity management is better outcomes12:30 A controversial statement by Dr. Rodgers13:15 What recruiters should ask themselves about their organization14:15 How Diversity & Inclusion is a productivity drain18:00 The main results Dr. Rodgers has seen with his clients who practice diversity management21:30 An example of a client managing diversity on a team-level23:15 A case study on Apple’s product: an example of not managing diversity25:40 Another example of Dr. Rodgers’ client managing diversity28:15 Focus on right outcomes vs. Improving diversity representation30:20 Sustaining diversity requires it to be in service of business objectives____You can find this podcast episode, and many more, by subscribing to the Diversity + Management = Performance: Conversations with Dr. Rodgers podcast show on all major podcast directories including iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher.For a deeper dive into this topic, book Dr. Rodgers for speaking, consulting, or coaching services at jora@thediversitycoach.com or at (770) 331-3246.If you found this podcast beneficial to you, please share on LinkedIn, Facebook, on other social media platforms, or via email.
6/25/2019

#003: The TED Talk I Never Gave: How Diversity Management Is Vastly Different from Diversity & Inclusion

Season 1, Ep. 3
In this episode, Dr. Rodgers, President of The Diversity Coach, discusses the major differences between the field of study of Diversity & Inclusion and the emerging discipline of Diversity Management.SHOWNOTES1:00Dr. Rodgers’ purpose behind this podcast1:45The Story behind Dr. Rodgers’ invitation for a TEDTalk and why he didn’t give it2:00The key differences between Diversity Management and Diversity & Inclusion4:50Diversity Management is a strategy and a capability; D&I is an practice.5:45Diversity Management’s intent is to improve business performance.6:15Diversity is a social issue; Diversity Management is a business issue.7:20D&I poses artificial fixes; Diversity Management is a natural business process.8:15D&I is a field of study; Diversity Management is an emerging discipline.9:30Diversity produces better reputation; Diversity Management produces better results.10:00 Diversity has a different focus per company; Diversity Management is the same everywhere.12:00 Looking good vs being good with Diversity13:45 Nietzsche Quote “…forgetting what we were trying to do in the first place.”14:45 “Doors that never yield to entreaty will yield to necessity.”15:30 Why it’s hard to get traction with Diversity Management for business performance15:50 How Dr. Scott Page’s research on Diversity lends credibility to Diversity Management18:00 A Quick Review of Different Productivity Movements18:30 Diversity Management’s brief history reel and its importance today____You can find this podcast episode, and many more, by subscribing to the Diversity + Management = Performance: Conversations with Dr. Rodgers podcast show on all major podcast directories including iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher.For a deeper dive into this topic, book Dr. Rodgers for speaking, consulting, or coaching services at jora@thediversitycoach.com or at (770) 331-3246.If you found this podcast beneficial to you, our sincere request is that you share it on LinkedIn, Facebook, on other social media platforms, or via email.