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Research & Insights

“Progress belongs to the Askers; the smarter the question, the lesser the guessing.”― Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

Asking smart and tough questions until we get answers that work is what we do. We know that diversity, inclusion, leadership, unconscious bias, cognitive differences, multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence, and other such human dynamics are complex and constantly changing. We apply the Nextions Next QuestionNext ConnectionNext Action model to design interdisciplinary studies to break down the complexities so that we can help you think smarter and lead better in your workplace.

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Books & Book Chapters

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Research Studies, Articles & Essays

 

Creative Maladjustment in a Changing World

As we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King, the world often turns to the iconic and inspiring words of Dr. Kinds “I Have A Dream” speech. Yes, this historical speech delivered to hundreds of thousands of people at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, was a game-changing call to action for a nation in crisis. For me, the lesser-known speech that he delivered to a small crowd at Western Michigan University just a few months later on December 16, 1963, holds the words that most profoundly impact how leaders need to think and lead today.

Written in Black and White: Exploring Confirmation Bias in Racialized Perceptions of Writing Skills

Given our finding in a previous study that supervising lawyers are more likely than not to perceive African American lawyers as having subpar writing skills in comparison to their Caucasian counterparts, we asked if confirmation bias unconsciously causes supervising lawyers to more negatively evaluate legal writing by an African American lawyer.

Think Smarter. Lead Better.

  • Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.

    Walter Lippmann
  • When we're talking about diversity, it's not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us.

    Ava DuVernay
  • To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.

    Tony Robbins
  • I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Reeves in her positions on two different ABA presidential-appointed committees. She quickly earned a reputation as a strategic thinker, insightful leader and reliable worker who produced desired results. I give her the highest recommendation for any project she undertakes.

    Cie Armstead Director, American Bar Association – Diversity Center
  • Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men.

    Herbert Hoover