Mostrando entradas de noviembre, 2016

How Colin Powell became a four-star general. Best practices indiversity management

Colin Powell's promotion did not just happen. Clifford Alexander, who was   Secretary of the US Army from 1977 to 1981,  explains how he held up a list of proposed generals because of lack of diversity. He then gave instructions to look at all records of eligible colonels to ensure ratings were based only on fair and equitable criteria. His board followed his directives and .... Colin Powell emerged on the candidate list. As he explains in the NY Times article  Colin Powell's Promotion: The Real Story  " He did not get anything extra and his white colleagues did not get anything extra either. The rise of Colin Powell through the ranks of the United States Army to brigadier general had to do with his performance as a soldier”. This is a great success story of a good diversity practice. I had heard about it a long time ago and today I mentioned it to some friends. Then I googled it and I was lucky to find this excellent article published in the NY TIm

Are you planning to move to the European Union?

If you are planning to move to the European Union, you should know that i mmigration rules are not the same in every EU country. This is because most EU countries have both EU rules and their own national rules. In addition, there are exceptions to the  EU-wide immigration rules in countries like Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Common rules apply if you are a highly qualified worker or if you wish to study or do research in an EU country.  Nevertheless, applications must always be made to the authorities of the EU country you plan to move to. For full information about this topic and links to the country specific websites, please visit  The EU immigration portal . Each EU country decides on topics like the total number of migrants that can be admitted, all final decisions on migrant applications and rules on long term visas. In general, to enter the EU, you must present the necessary papers to the border authorities.  These could include: Passport

Gender diversity in Politics. What will the future bring us?

When Hillary Clinton dropped out of the Democratic primary in 2008, she said during her  concession speach :  "Although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it and the light is shining through like never before, filling us all with the hope and the sure knowledge that the path will be a little easier next time," Eight years later, at th e  Democratic National Convention, she was named as the first female presidential nominee of a major political party in the US. In her keynote speach she mentioned: " Tonight, we’ve reached a milestone in our nation’s march toward a more perfect union: the first time that a major party has nominated a woman for president. Standing here as my mother’s daughter, and my daughter’s mother, I’m so happy this day has come. I’m happy for grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between. I’m happy for boys and men—because when any barrier fa