283 Seeking Connection in a Divided World: Belonging, Bias, and Building Inclusive Cultures with Howard Ross | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader
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In this episode of Partnering Leadership, host Mahan Tavakoli reconnects with his longtime friend Howard Ross, renowned thought leader and author of the acclaimed books Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect is Tearing Us Apart and Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives. With over 25 years of collaborating to help organizations foster inclusion, they have a powerful discussion on Ross' motivations for driving positive change, his wisdom on belonging versus polarization, and practical ways leaders can sustain diversity progress.
Some Actionable Takeaways:
- Hear Howard Ross' guidance to leaders in balancing employee belonging with complex stakeholder needs.
- Discover how storytelling and sharing narratives can strengthen connections and understanding.
- Find out Howard Ross' perspective on political polarization, social media impacts, and having courageous conversations across divides.
- Get Howard Ross' advice on sustaining organizational diversity progress rather than short-lived reactions.
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