One time the Buddha told a king, “You should be just, you should be fair, and you should be generous.” But the king forgot to be generous and so people started going hungry and they started stealing. Then the Buddha said to the king, “The point is not to start making laws against theft. The point is to look at why people are hungry.”
So that is the prompt: Look deeper. Look at all the causes and conditions. But that kind of assessment is so rarely applied in this country. – Sharon Salzberg, excerpt from Lionsroar interview
The Rise of Executive Feminism
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.
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
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.