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Can You Help People Stand Out As They Fit In?

Podcast with Stefanie K Johnson

DELIVERED BY The Leaders Lab

Stefanie Johnson is an associate professor of management at the University of Colorado, whose research focuses on the intersection of leadership and diversity. Stef works with companies to implement evidence-based practices to reduce unconscious bias and increase inclusion. She is a member of the MG 100 Coaches, was selected for the 2020 Thinkers50 Radar List, and is the author of the National Bestseller, Inclusify, harnessing the power of uniqueness and belonging to build innovative teams.

In this week’s episode, we explore how supporting people to stand out whilst creating a sense of belonging can help us to thrive at work.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [ 02:33] – Stef shares how we can more confidently engage in the diversity and inclusion conversation with each other, even when it’s awkward.
  • [05:41] – Stef explains why we each long to stand out and fit in and the challenges and opportunities this creates for inclusion.
  • [07:37] – Steph shares how leaders can help to create more diverse and inclusive teams where different ideas and approaches are respected and valued.
  • [12:03] – Stef shares how organizations can reduce gender bias & support women in the workplace
  • [15:24] – Stef shares what her research shows helps to minimize unconscious bias
  • [29:04] – Stef Shares what listeners can try practically to bring this to life in their own workplaces
  • [32:31] – Stef explains the cautions & caveats we may need to be mindful of, as we do this work.
  • [35:06] – Stef completes the lightning round!

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Stef!

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