The Power of Diversity

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in HummingByrd | No Comments

Last week Pete and I had the pleasure of being part of a wonderful management development program here in Japan. I say being a part of, because the participants themselves made the program the success it turned out to be.

In that one room there were 18 different cultures represented and many different thinking styles. The participants met many challenges over the 3 day program, but none more so than the evening project on Day 2. It was here, that diversity on all levels truly came in to play and the true essence of leadership and teams was thrust into full focus. The teams came up with some wonderful skits and presentations which were innovatively presented to other teams.

But what was it about this program that made it shine so bright for me?
It was the bridges built between the participants and the commitments made to build stronger relationships with each other. Before they had even departed to go home, they were already planning how to keep in contact. We wish them all the best in their next steps and we are here to support them – a HummingByrd commitment. We hope they will continue to leverage the power of diversity to continue to drive their company to greater heights.