Understanding How Prejudice Impacts Leadership - Lessons From A Global Thought Leader
December 27, 2016
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf
By helping leaders understand their own views and behaviors when facing diversity, we enhance our leadership capacity. When we eliminate segments of the population because they appear different, we remove valuable insights and perspectives. The 21st century is a relationship age. Mike discusses the forces of prejudice versus the forces of pluralism. If people are not able to be comfortable living and working among diverse people, then leaders need to spend their time policing and setting rules and guidelines to keep us safe. The alternative is a scenario were the group creates norms and it finds ways to move through situations based on our its agreements without the boss intervening. If we learn to be comfortable with the space difference needs, we create greater opportunity for everyone involved and diversity becomes a true differentiator in solving the greatest problems. When we limit diversity, we limit perspectives and we are at a disadvantage.
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Ms. Metcalf, Founder, CEO and Board Chair of Metcalf and Associates is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She has captured her thirty years of experience and success in an award-winning series of books which are used by public, private and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems and culture with innovative leadership techniques. As a preeminent change agent, Ms. Metcalf has set strategic direction and then transformed her client organizations to deliver significant business results such as increased profitability, cycle time reduction, improved quality, and increased employee effectiveness. For years, she has been willing to share her hard-won insights - through conference speaking, industry publications, radio talk-shows, and video presentations. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com
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