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Conversations with forward-thinking leaders about patterns that keep us stuck and how the leaders are breaking the mold. Personal reflections on provocative topics and how to level up despite yourself. Get unstuck, change your story, become more effective. Join us. The ability to lead consciously can open your eyes. Jean Latting is an organizational consultant, inclusive leadership coach, and behavioral scientist.

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Conversations with forward-thinking leaders about patterns that keep us stuck and how the leaders are breaking the mold. Personal reflections on provocative topics and how to level up despite yourself. Get unstuck, change your story, become more effective. Join us. The ability to lead consciously can open your eyes. Jean Latting is an organizational consultant, inclusive leadership coach, and behavioral scientist.

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Find peace in your safe place: How to avoid occupational burnout

4/11/2024
Hamza Khan’s book, Leadership Reinvented, offers a roadmap to productivity, resilience, and constant change. In this podcast, he and Jean Latting engage in an animated conversation about leadership, resilience, belonging, and burnout. He speaks of his own experience. He offers much to contemplate, including his own experience as a Muslim erroneously placed on the do-not-fly list. Ironically, as an entrepreneur with 2 million views of his TED talk, his clients included Homeland Security and the Canadian Air Force. I consider myself fortunate that I found a very accessible keyhole issue with which to explore systemic oppression: occupational burnout. What are the system level reasons why I burned out? Sure enough, a lack of fairness in the workplace, unsustainable workload, insufficient uncommunicated values, insufficient reward, lack of control, poor/toxic community. Fundamentally, what's at the heart of broken systems of systemic oppression? It's people who are propping up the status quo. And the status quo isn't the avoidance of a decision. It's a continuous past decision. We eventually arrive at the dark core of personality, which is human beings' hardwired capacity to accept, neglect, or provoke the disutility of others, in order to maximize their own utility. --------------------------------------------------------- Conversations with forward-thinking leaders about patterns that keep us stuck and how the leaders are breaking the mold. Personal reflections on provocative topics and how to level up despite yourself. Get unstuck, change your story, become more effective. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Join us⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. The ability to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠lead consciously⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ can open your eyes. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Jean Latting⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is an organizational consultant, inclusive leadership coach, and behavioral scientist.

Duration:00:57:05

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"We/they" instead of "us": Have some in DEI made this into a blame game?

3/19/2024
This week Jean interviews Amri Johnson, CEO of Inclusion Wins, "a global cooperative of product and service providers focused on people-related solutions for organizations of all sizes." He is the author of Reconstructing Inclusion: Making DEI Accessible, Actionable, and Sustainable. Amri Johnson has a few provocative things to say about the current state of efforts toward diversity, equity, and inclusion. "Contact theory basically said, when you bring people together as equals, and I'm not talking about economically, but as under the Constitution equals, and you bring them together to solve a common problem or to address a common goal, and you give them time, and so you have them connect with each other over time, and you have some sort of institutional support, prejudice gets reduced significantly. "And that research, along with many hundreds of psychologists telling the courts that segregation harmed Black and White kids, it wasn't just about harming the Black kids. They came together around it, and that science was the other piece to go beyond the moral abhorrence of segregation, and separate but equal. "And so what we did, where we had the opportunity to actually create more contact, we didn't solidify the contact, we just kept hammering at what White people are doing wrong, kind of collectively, and I think it took us from the potential for something transformational to something that was reductionist and, you know, it was getting major blowback." He also has much to say about the importance of dialogue, acceptance of personal responsibility, and the need to get out of the victim mentality. --------------------------------------------------------- Conversations with forward-thinking leaders about patterns that keep us stuck and how the leaders are breaking the mold. Personal reflections on provocative topics and how to level up despite yourself. Get unstuck, change your story, become more effective. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Join us⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. The ability to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠lead consciously⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ can open your eyes. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Jean Latting⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is an organizational consultant, inclusive leadership coach, and behavioral scientist.

Duration:00:59:32

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Stereotyping? Mental models? How to ferret them out and stop them

2/5/2024
Who are you? And how do you want to be known? One can be Black, male, heterosexual, cis-gendered, liberal, college graduate, athletic, married. Which matters to you? Which will cause you to be judged by others who don’t know you? What would your DNA test think you are? How do you self-identify? Our identities affect our allyship with those who are being marginalized because of one or more of their identities. What would cause you to stand up on their behalf? Watch or read Jean’s interview with Bärí Williams, lawyer, tech expert, and author of Diversity in the Workplace: Eye-opening Interviews to jumpstart conversations about Identity, privilege, and Bias. --------------------------------------------------------- Conversations with forward-thinking leaders about patterns that keep us stuck and how the leaders are breaking the mold. Personal reflections on provocative topics and how to level up despite yourself. Get unstuck, change your story, become more effective. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Join us⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. The ability to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠lead consciously⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ can open your eyes. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Jean Latting⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is an organizational consultant, inclusive leadership coach, and behavioral scientist.

Duration:01:15:41

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Loud and clear! How to be a courageous messenger at work and in life

1/23/2024
Speak up! But how? "You don’t know my boss." Daniel Oestreich knows the dilemma well: he coaches people and groups on how to speak their truth with dignity and curiosity. Dan says: "The word I like these days is dignity, that we should be treating each other in a way that reinforces dignity of whoever you are." What does dignity look like? And what are the temptations that take us away from dignity in our relationship building work? Dan lists 10 characterizations of dignity, including identity, inclusion, and safety, that are paramount in being able to speak your truth; he draws from a book by Donna Hicks, who worked on reconciliation with Desmond Tutu (author; Dignity: Its essential role in resolving conflict). --------------------------------------------------------- Conversations with forward-thinking leaders about patterns that keep us stuck and how the leaders are breaking the mold. Personal reflections on provocative topics and how to level up despite yourself. Get unstuck, change your story, become more effective. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Join us⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. The ability to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠lead consciously⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ can open your eyes. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Jean Latting⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is an organizational consultant, inclusive leadership coach, and behavioral scientist.

Duration:00:57:47

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Where did racism come from? Says Nina Jablonski, "It's just skin, silly!"

12/8/2023
If you lived close to the equator, how might your skin color protect you from harmful radiation? And if you lived far from the equator, would this protection be as critical? What about Vitamin D? How might your closeness to the equator and the lightness or darkness of your skin affect how much you are able to absorb? Nina Jablonski proposes these two factors – susceptibility to harmful radiation and absorption of Vitamin D – as the simple explanation for why people have different skin colors, a product of evolutionary adaptation. Leonard Jeffries Jr, former chair of CUNY’s Black Studies Department in the 1990s, referred to Blacks as “sun people” and Whites as “ice people.” He said many other things that were deemed a lot more inflammatory, getting fired from his position as a result, AND he was correct in this statement. Interesting tidbit: his nephew Hakeem Jeffries is a US Congressman and Democratic minority leader. So why is there so much value judgment on skin color? That’s a harder question, taking us into the historical evolution of the slave trade and emerging science of epigenetics. Watch this week's interview for some fascinating observations. --------------------------------------------------------- Conversations with forward-thinking leaders about patterns that keep us stuck and how the leaders are breaking the mold. Personal reflections on provocative topics and how to level up despite yourself. Get unstuck, change your story, become more effective. ⁠⁠⁠⁠Join us⁠⁠⁠⁠. The ability to ⁠⁠⁠⁠lead consciously⁠⁠⁠⁠ can open your eyes. ⁠⁠⁠⁠Jean Latting⁠⁠⁠⁠ is an organizational consultant, inclusive leadership coach, and behavioral scientist.

Duration:00:58:13

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How to lead with strength: Menah Pratt listens to her inner voice

11/1/2023
This is a remarkable podcast with a remarkable woman. Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke is Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity at Virginia Tech. Her parents earned PhDs in the 1960s and had to navigate racism and sexism in academia. Dr. Pratt learned how to follow the whisper of the spirit, work within and without the system, address racism and sexism head-on, and promote impactful diversity initiatives. In the podcast, she tells how she did it. And how she manages to live a life with no regrets. --------------------------------------------------------- Conversations with forward-thinking leaders about patterns that keep us stuck and how the leaders are breaking the mold. Personal reflections on provocative topics and how to level up despite yourself. Get unstuck, change your story, become more effective. ⁠⁠⁠Join us⁠⁠⁠. The ability to ⁠⁠⁠lead consciously⁠⁠⁠ can open your eyes. ⁠⁠⁠Jean Latting⁠⁠⁠ is an organizational consultant, inclusive leadership coach, and behavioral scientist.

Duration:00:56:25

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Can moral leadership be taught. If so, how to teach it? - Rod McCowen

9/28/2023
In today’s world, leadership is not about telling people what to do. Moral leadership is required. But how does one learn moral leadership? Can it be taught? And more important, can it be learned? Follow this week’s podcast with a conversation between Jean Latting and Rod McCowan, who trains leaders to consider moral principles when making decisions. --------------------------------------------------------- Conversations with forward-thinking leaders about patterns that keep us stuck and how the leaders are breaking the mold. Personal reflections on provocative topics and how to level up despite yourself. Get unstuck, change your story, become more effective. ⁠⁠Join us⁠⁠. The ability to ⁠⁠lead consciously⁠⁠ can open your eyes. ⁠⁠Jean Latting⁠⁠ is an organizational consultant, inclusive leadership coach, and behavioral scientist.

Duration:01:16:33

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Joyful, Delicious, Vegan: How to heal African American hearts - Sherra Aguirre

9/1/2023
Health disparities between Black and Whites, ethnic groups, and socioeconomic groups are not news. Sherra Aguirre speaks with Jean about the leadership role she took on in her community to promote changing the typical African American diet. In concert with other community leaders, the goal was to stave off common health issues such as heart disease, even without medical intervention. In the process, she marries, divorces, completes her education, learns on the fly how to run a profitable business, and finds mentors and helpers all the way. What does it take for a leader to learn how to move the needle? How did she learn how to improve herself first? What is the impact of meditation, grit, mentoring, and a commitment to continuous self-improvement on success? --------------------------------------------------------- Conversations with forward-thinking leaders about patterns that keep us stuck and how the leaders are breaking the mold. Personal reflections on provocative topics and how to level up despite yourself. Get unstuck, change your story, become more effective. ⁠Join us⁠. The ability to ⁠lead consciously⁠ can open your eyes. ⁠Jean Latting⁠ is an organizational consultant, inclusive leadership coach, and behavioral scientist.

Duration:01:11:30

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Step one: make the bullies laugh. Step two: build a successful life with humor - Victor Varnado

9/1/2023
This week Jean interviews Victor Varnado. Born with albinism, he didn’t know he was any different from his Black family until around age 4. Bullied at school for his light skin and poor eyesight, he learned to use his humor as a weapon. From there he worked in entertainment, became a cartoonist for The New Yorker, and wrote The Anti-Racism Activity Book for kids (available through antiracism.online). Victor chose to beat the odds stacked against him in life by using his comedic skills to pursue his dreams. This approach could have backfired. In today’s cancel culture, some people are genuinely perplexed as to when humor is appropriate. Victor has an unusual take on how to decide whether a joke is funny or offensive, and used that distinction to build his success today and plunge into topics that others stay away from. Listen to this interview to learn about the interplay between humor, pain, and pursuing your dreams. --------------------------------------------------------- Conversations with forward-thinking leaders about patterns that keep us stuck and how the leaders are breaking the mold. Personal reflections on provocative topics and how to level up despite yourself. Get unstuck, change your story, become more effective. ⁠⁠Join us⁠⁠. The ability to ⁠⁠lead consciously⁠⁠ can open your eyes. ⁠⁠Jean Latting⁠⁠ is an organizational consultant, inclusive leadership coach, and behavioral scientist.

Duration:00:48:45

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100% certainty is a trap; why listen to other points of view? - Ilana Redstone

7/12/2023
Moral dilemma: Suppose you completely disagree with someone on a principle that you are morally sure of. What next? One person will find it easy to listen to their point of view even while disagreeing. Another person will try to pinpoint exactly what they are disagreeing about A third person will break off the relationship and stop talking. In this conversation, Jean questions Ilana Redstone about the tenets of The Certainty Trap which, Ilana says, we all are subject to. The Certainty Trap happens when we have moral principles we are 100% sure of and shut out any objections to the contrary. We find it difficult to work with, much less live with, anyone who opposes our certain beliefs. Ilana says that our certainty works against us in the long run and harms our society.

Duration:01:02:34

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How one woman fights against sex trafficking through the power of love - Elizabeth Melendez Fisher Good

6/16/2023
What does leadership look like when the mission is fighting against sex trafficking? What does it look like when a woman with a corporate background, masters in clinical psychology, and megachurch pastor takes on sex traffickers? Elizabeth Melendez Fisher Good was burned out. She moved away from Chicago to get away from the pressure, take a breather, sit on the beach… and ended up with a mission to address sex trafficking. How did she attract so many true believers? How did she get people to commit their faith, time, and philanthropic donations to this mission? Where did she learn her passionate leadership skills? How did she heal her own trauma? And how can she love the people who cause so much pain? #Leadership #SexTrafficking --------------------------------------------------------- Conversations with forward-thinking leaders about patterns that keep us stuck and how the leaders are breaking the mold. Personal reflections on provocative topics and how to level up despite yourself. Get unstuck, change your story, become more effective. ⁠⁠⁠Join us⁠⁠⁠. The ability to ⁠⁠⁠lead consciously⁠⁠⁠ can open your eyes. ⁠⁠⁠Jean Latting⁠⁠⁠ is an organizational consultant, inclusive leadership coach, and behavioral scientist.

Duration:00:41:00

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Beloved economies: Imagining a world of work to include love and listening - Joanna Cea and Jess Rimington

5/15/2023
Joanna Cea and Jess Rimington wrote Beloved Economies: Transforming How We Work, which invites us to reimagine work and reimagine capitalism. They believe it is possible for organizations and communities to set up structures where decision-making is shared, and the well-being of people is considered, along with profits and efficiencies. What are beloved economies? What are loveless economies? What happens when businesses embrace an ethic of listening, loving, and true inclusiveness? Follow the interview for a view of future economies that serve everyone. #LeadingConsciously #Business #Economy #Ethic --------------------------------------------------------- Conversations with forward-thinking leaders about patterns that keep us stuck and how the leaders are breaking the mold. Personal reflections on provocative topics and how to level up despite yourself. Get unstuck, change your story, become more effective. ⁠⁠Join us⁠⁠. The ability to ⁠⁠lead consciously⁠⁠ can open your eyes. ⁠⁠Jean Latting⁠⁠ is an organizational consultant, inclusive leadership coach, and behavioral scientist.

Duration:00:53:29

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Who likes the word Latinx? Hint: It's not the people you think - Dr. Melissa Ochoa

4/17/2023
Dr. Melissa Ochoa has a few things to say about the word Latinx; mainly, she doesn’t like it. For one thing, it doesn’t work in Spanish. Hear what she proposes instead. #Leading Consciously #Latin #Hispanic #Latinamerica #Latino #Latinos --------------------------------------------------------- Conversations with forward-thinking leaders about patterns that keep us stuck and how the leaders are breaking the mold. Personal reflections on provocative topics and how to level up despite yourself. Get unstuck, change your story, become more effective. ⁠Join us⁠. The ability to ⁠lead consciously⁠ can open your eyes. ⁠Jean Latting⁠ is an organizational consultant, inclusive leadership coach, and behavioral scientist.

Duration:00:57:28

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How to succeed at DEI: Ronald McDonald House Houston's special sauce

3/16/2023
After George Floyd’s murder, nonprofits across the country realized they needed to address diversity, equity, and inclusion. Some actually meant it. Ronald McDonald House Houston was determined to make a difference, not just for their staff but for their families across the world who needed a safe space. What does it mean to truly commit to DEI practices? What are the alternatives? How does a nonprofit organization find the will to take the long view? On November 26, 2022, three members of Ronald McDonald House Houston (RMH) who were instrumental in implementing its diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative presented their results to date at the 29th annual Power Tools for Nonprofits Conference, sponsored by CenterPoint Energy, United Way, and the University of Houston Downtown. Presenters were Cristina Vetrano (CEO), Philip Tenenbaum (Board member), Cheronda Rutherford (chair of DEI staff committee), and Jean Latting (consultant). #leadership #Dei #ronaldmcdonaldhouse #RonaldMcDonaldHouseCharities --------------------------------------------------------- Conversations with forward-thinking leaders about patterns that keep us stuck and how the leaders are breaking the mold. Personal reflections on provocative topics and how to level up despite yourself. Get unstuck, change your story, become more effective. Join us. The ability to lead consciously can open your eyes. Jean Latting is an organizational consultant, inclusive leadership coach, and behavioral scientist.

Duration:00:57:58

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Creating a thriving work environment: How to provide constructive and loving support - Helen Stagg

2/21/2023
Today Jean speaks with Helen Stagg, CEO of Change Happens in Houston. Helen’s well-honed yet intuitive leadership style is to lead with love and connection. What is the leadership style of your team? How can you improve on it? How have your childhood and experience shaped the leader that you are? #leadingconsciously #leadership #leaders --------------------------------------------------------- Conversations with forward-thinking leaders about patterns that keep us stuck and how the leaders are breaking the mold. Personal reflections on provocative topics and how to level up despite yourself. Get unstuck, change your story, become more effective. Join us. The ability to lead consciously can open your eyes. Jean Latting is an organizational consultant, inclusive leadership coach, and behavioral scientist.

Duration:00:56:25

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Resilience in dark times; what keeps us going at Leading Consciously?

2/13/2023
Danger and upheaval are all in the news, in conversations, at work. People are grappling with how to keep their balance in a rowboat on a raging ocean. We are hearing people talking about shutting down all mass media news, moving out of the country, quitting their jobs (or partners), or deciding to not believe anything hopeful. We are living in turbulent times. What to do? How to cope? How are each of us in Leading Consciously coping? There’s a reason we call our process "guided learning"...

Duration:00:15:50

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Queer or gay or trans or nonbinary? How to celebrate queer pride

2/10/2023
By guest blogger Elizabeth Rubio (they/them) What does it mean to be queer? nonbinary? transgender? And why are there so many different terms? Today’s guest blogger explores the meaning – both literally and emotionally – of finding your way through the profusion of labels and why they matter. They also walk us through the process of questioning one’s true self.

Duration:00:09:51

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The buck stops here. Ten obstacles on the road to embracing change

2/8/2023
"If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always gotten." This often-quoted truism has been variously attributed to Henry Ford, Tony Robbins, or Moms Mabley. (See Quote Investigator). It’s true no matter who said it. I’m Carole Marmell, content editor of Leading Consciously, and I’m the originator of the quote, "I don’t want to change, I should be good enough by now." Yet an exploration of how much I didn’t change in the past three years proved that I did,...

Duration:00:10:53

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Getting lost in meritocracy - Does the best person always win?

2/8/2023
Is the board game Monopoly a good metaphor for the "success to the successful" scenario? Jean writes about the phenomenon of people with advantages thinking they’ve made it on their own, otherwise known as "people born on third base who think they’ve hit a triple." Jean cites an episode of the TV show The Flight Attendant to illustrate her point. Where do you see yourself on the spectrum of advantage?

Duration:00:16:13

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How to feel confident when you're told you are not good enough

2/6/2023
By guest blogger, Carol Stewart MSc, FInstLM, reprinted with permission, How to Feel Confident When You’ve Been Made to Feel Like You are Not Good Enough, for Introverted Women Leaders "I am really confident at work and am an expert in my field but outside of work, I am the total opposite. What can I do about it?" Carol Stewart names the self-limiting beliefs plaguing many successful women. What are they? How do they limit us? Why are they more common among women? And what should we do...

Duration:00:06:17