Guest Post – ‘Dear White People: Here Are 10 Actions You Can Take To Promote Racial Justice In The Workplace’

Originally published on 1 Jan 21 by Dana Brownlee- Senior Forbes Contributor, I have re-published, with permission, the article as printed by Forbes. LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES Racial injustice in 2020 isn’t fundamentally a black problem, arguably it’s a white problem. Our most recent racial injustice reminders – George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Amy Cooper, Omar Jimenez – while abhorrent and despicable, for most black people sadly weren’t all that shocking. For us, it wasn’t news. It was just a peek into the reality with which we’re all too familiar. This is…

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The Precursor to Success? – 4 Actions To Drive Leadership Team Accountability

It was a harsh lesson in accountability. I don’t remember why I was late, but I was late. I was dishevelled, probably hungover and looked like crap. The rest of the soldiers in my platoon were on time, looked good and were all formed up. I fully expected to be punished for screwing up, but I did not expect that the entire platoon would be confined to barracks for my mistake. I was responsible for my friends and peers losing their freedom. I knew it, and…

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What’s love got to do, got to do with it? – Is There a Place for Love in Leadership?

“A company is stronger if bound by love than by fear,” the late Herb Kelleher, co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Southwest Airlines, once said. I remember very clearly the first time I heard the word “love” uttered in a leadership context. I was about to teach a workshop on leadership to a group of up-and-coming junior officers. Before being introduced, the unit leader told the room full of mostly men they needed to love the people they were responsible for leading. You could have heard a…

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