PLEASE ENJOY these rebroadcasts from July 7, 2018. Barb Adams Live returns live in two weeks.
Joining the show during the first hour is author, social justice advocate and one of the world’s seminal thought leaders on identifying and addressing unconscious bias, Howard Ross. Howard will be discussing his recently-released book, Our Search for Belonging: How the Need for Connection is Tearing Our Culture Apart.
Humans naturally bond with those in their own groups, but this tendency can foster unhealthy mindsets against those with political, religious, and cultural differences. For many, the workplace is the most diverse setting in their lives. Our work relationships tend to cut across race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and political persuasion. Because of this, workplace environments have the potential to orient us toward working across differences more than any other place.
Allowing the tribalism that has infected our society to undermine work environments is contrary to successfully meeting company goals and objectives. For this reason, companies need to take up the important work of addressing issues of diversity, culture, and finding common ground.
While many organizations provide skills training, it’s just as important that they provide training in interpersonal areas such as communication, inclusion and addressing unconscious bias. From Target’s “Courageous Conversations” workshops that engage employees of all backgrounds to talk about difficult issues to Kaiser Permanente’s team culture, companies are exploring ways to build organizational structures that promote inclusivity.
Howard will discuss such topics as how to build organizational structures and systems that create inclusive communities; how to create opportunities for dialogue across groups in the workplace; how to encourage employees to share their own stories; how to acknowledge everyone’s individual contribution; and how to communicate a clear vision of corporate identity.
Howard Ross is a lifelong social justice advocate and the founding partner of Cook Ross. He’s considered one of the world’s seminal thought leaders on identifying and addressing Unconscious Bias. Howard has delivered programs in 47 states and over 40 other countries to audiences including Fortune 500 companies and major institutions within healthcare, government, and non-profit sectors. He authored the Washington Post best seller, Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives and ReInventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose and Performance. His new book, Our Search for Belonging: How the Need for Connection Is Tearing Our Culture Apart describes how to bridge the divide in our increasingly polarized society.
For more information, visit cookross.com.
Joining the show during the second hour is author, executive coach, advisor, and consultant to emerging growth and mid-size companies, C. James Jensen. Jim will discuss his book, 7 Keys to Unlock Your Full Potential.
Would you like to know how to take control over your life and understand the true relationship between the conscious and subconscious areas of the mind? When we take command of our own subconscious beliefs and emotions, we take back creative control over our lives.
Jim will talk about why what you say to others is not nearly as important as what you say to yourself. Your self talk determines your successes and failures, and to improve any area of your life (health, career, relationships, personal achievement), start by changing your self talk.
Jim Jensen began his career as a salesman with Encyclopaedia Brittanica in his senior year of college. He quickly rose to International Sales Manager, and by age 28, became Senior Vice President and CEO of Great Books of the Western World, a division of Encyclopaedia Brittanica. In that same year, Jim and and his wife, Jeri, attended a four-day seminar that would have an incredible impact on his life forever. He became both a voracious student and, ultimately, a teacher of many of the principles written in his book, 7 Keys to Unlock Your Full Potential.
Jim also became President and CEO of two additional highly successful companies. He attributes much of his success of those companies to the management and employees embracing many of the principles taught in his book.
Today, Jim provides executive coaching, consulting, and advisory services to emerging growth and mid-size companies. He’s an active member of the World Presidents’ organization, and serves on the board of directors of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Aspen.
For more information, visit http://sevenkeystounlock.com.
Ken Goldstein Comments in Hours 1 and 2 on The Importance of Self Concept.
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