We all have bias…it is how our brain is wired. Once you accept this, the next step is to become conscious about your biases. Then you can examine them and assess if they are helping or getting in the way of what you intend to accomplish. A nice short video interview with Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Laureate, as he describes common decision making errors – i.e., unchecked bias!
Williams and Dempsey propose we are “in the midst of a powerful new feminist movement…and the backlash has already begun”. Are we on a new frontier of feminism?
Over the last two years I’ve asked myself and the executives I work with: What is needed to create environments where all people feel included and valued?
Take a look at Williams’ and Dempsey’s blog…what do you think?
A lovely example of great storytelling. I am also glad to learn that this company is not owned by McDonalds. When they first opened a friend cautioned me “don’t eat there, it is owned by them”. Alas, he was misinformed.
rest in peace great poet
I appreciate this post by Sandy Schwan: “My southern roots produce my visceral reaction to the quote attributed to John Wayne, courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.”
via Cowgirl Courage.
You only have to be courageous for twenty seconds.
Stop. Notice. Decide to do something.
How will you engage, move towards or away from the question and the people?
The courageous act is to decide and do something.
To do nothing is a decision but I don’t think it is an act of courage.
“You can’t be neutral on a moving train” – Noam Chomsky
“The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order”
Alfred North Whitehead, American philosopher
I will be speaking at the 12th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute on October 6th – 9th in Washington DC. If you would like more information http://www.complianceethicsinstitute.org. If you have any questions, please let me know.
How do the best get better? One step in the journey is to asses your organization’s strengths and invite a brutally honest assessment of how those strengths could hold you back. My colleague Mike Tushman at HBS provides great examples in The “Tyranny of Success” Poll.
“Good business is the best art.”