Actionable Steps for Creating Space for Race-Based Discussions in the Workplace

The LeaderShift Project founder Shani Magosky and co-author Craig Carroll of The Observatory on Corporate Reputation published an article for The Conference Board published on June 29, 2020 entitled “Actionable Steps for Creating Space for Race-Based Discussions in the Workplace.” They state that we must move past the awkwardness of conversations about race to challenge questionable behaviors and comments when we see and hear them. Being “color brave” in the workplace will surely involve difficult conversations on both individual and collective levels. Of critical importance is the giving and receiving of feedback. When done well, feedback changes perspectives, builds trust and connection, and leads to better futures for individuals, teams, and organizations. We offer five suggestions to help us more effectively communicate right now about race and racial injustice.

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50: Workplace leaders must step up with empathy to conversations about race and racial injustice, with author Alain Hunkins

The role of empathy as a starting point to address racial injustice in the workplace is a central focus of today’s episode with Alain Hunkins, a passionate leadership consultant, coach, facilitator, and most recently, author of Cracking the Leadership Code: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders. (HINT: the secrets involve acting on the interconnected elements of Connection, Communication, and Collaboration). Instead of merely discussing some of the book’s concepts in generalities, we contextualized them in an off-the-cuff discussion of how leaders can employ familiar leadership tools in open conversations with POC on their team and about topics of race with their team as a whole. Among many factors that hold people back from leading with empathy are fear, impatience, power dynamics, and lack of practice

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49: Shifting the archetype of community with Clear Café and Golden City founder Brett Black

On today’s episode, I chat with entrepreneur Brett Black, founder of restaurant sensation Clear Café in Bali, Indonesia. With locations in Ubud and Canggu, they serve incredibly creative and delicious vegan and pescatarian dishes to raving fans from all over the world. Brett’s latest venture has been creating, financing, and constructing a beachfront Eco Resort…

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48: Lead with Love: What’s L.O.V.E. Got To Do With It (LOVE = Leading with Openness, Vision, and Energy)

If you define a LEADER as someone who takes responsibility for their personal and professional worlds and want more tools to pivot from Reactive to Creative leadership mindsets and behaviors, then join us for the finale of the LEAD WITH LOVE “Music Festival,” What’s L.O.V.E. Got To Do With It (Leading with Openness Vision and Energy). This completes the head/heart/gut-connecting series on personal and…

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47: Applying Design Thinking to #covid19 Challenges with Innovation Accelerator Noelle Dye

While known as an approach for product innovation, Design Thinking can help leaders navigate through the myriad challenges presented during and beyond COVID-19. On today’s episode, I chat with innovation guru Noelle Dye, who pioneered design thinking work as part of the team that developed P&G’s blockbuster Swiffer products. The essence of Design Thinking is…

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46: Lead with Love: L.O.V.E. Will Keep Us Together (LOVE = Living Our Values Everyday )

Join me and my frolleague Jennifer Davis to talk about banishing the Inner Critic from your mind’s talk track, activating the best version of yourself, spicing up your team’s values with invigorating new principles, and honoring your personal values as a fundamental measure of success during the “New Now.” This is episode is Part 3…

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45: L.O.V.E. On a Two-Way Street (LOVE = Lots of Virtual Employees)

Tired of redundant lists of best practices for remote teams? The focus of this webinar is leading virtual teams in times of crisis. Learn and experience in real time a few clever approaches for building sustainable connection, trust, and productivity – including a no-BS Team Agreement, an effective turbo coaching model, and creative new roles for team…

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