The goal of creating a meritocracy seems admirable. But as Michael Sandel points out, it’s unobtainable, and working to get there creates a culture that is corrosive and divisive. We explore why merit is so hard to assign. Be careful with that Merit Badge.
Brenda Leaks is developing the next generation of leaders. She does much of that by being an outstanding leader herself. Her op-ed in the Seattle Times on race and equity was a powerful example. In our conversation we discuss how you can lead on those topics too.
Sweating the details isn’t always about dollars and cents. It’s often the little changes a leader can make that improve life for their team. Even if it costs just a dime. They can add up to make a huge difference. This episode is about Every Little Thing.
Sometimes building a team takes time. Building a team that consistently welcomes diversity of thought takes time in many ways. It takes leaders with skill and patience to nurture the kinds of teams that consistently think different. This episode: it’s about time. Written and Produced: Chris WilliamsOriginal Theme: John StephensAdditional [...]
The struggle for more diversity and inclusion is at its core a quest for more and better ideas, for an array of perspectives, and for a broader reach. The surest way to get that is to embrace a culture that not just welcomes but needs all kinds of people who Think Different.
Many organizations struggle with the challenges of diversity and inclusion. In this episode we examine the many ways to make a lot of noise and not a lot of progress. Whether it’s on purpose is anyone’s guess, but one thing is sure: it’s not just a job.
There is a quote that is widely mis-attributed to Albert Einstein. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. While the origins of the quote are uncertain, the sentiment is clear: if you repeat the same actions, you’ll get the same results. Anyone with [...]