with Laura Morgan Roberts and Courtney McCluney
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How can we change the way conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion are progressing towards productive, inquiring, learning experiences — and ultimately creating a more just and equitable workplace and society? How can we understand the effects outside-of-work events have on people of color within work? Laura Morgan Roberts and Courtney McCluney join the show to share insights from their work, and to encourage leaders to examine and understand racial barriers…and how those barriers can be removed.
About Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts
Laura Morgan Roberts is an innovative global scholar and consultant on the science of maximizing human potential in diverse organizations and communities. She has published over fifty research articles, teaching cases, and practitioner-oriented tools for strategically activating best selves through strength-based development, workplace equity and inclusion. Laura is also a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and the Academy of Management Review. Her influential publications and presentations on diversity, authenticity and leadership development have been recognized by Thinkers50 “On the Radar” and the Academy of Management.
About Dr. Courtney McCluney
Courtney McCluney is an assistant professor of organizational behavior in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Her research examines how practices and norms in organizational contexts shape marginalized groups’ experiences and perpetuate inequitable structures. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and earned her PhD in Psychology at the University of Michigan. Courtney has published numerous articles and book chapters in academic and practitioner outlets on diversity, inclusion, race, and gender at work.
Host Maureen Metcalf
Maureen Metcalf, Founder and CEO is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She has captured 30 years of experience in an award-winning series of books used by public, private, and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems, and culture using Innovative Leadership techniques. As a preeminent change agent, Maureen has set strategic direction, then transformed client organizations, delivering significant results, including increased leadership effectiveness that drives improved profitability, organizational resilience, leadership team alignment, alignment, quality, community impact, employee engagement, and long-term sustainability.
Maureen shares her hard-won insights through public speaking, industry publications, interviews, and video presentations. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com, host of the top international radio show, Innovating Leadership, Co-creating Our Future, and author of the award-winning Innovative Leadership book series. The series includes: Innovative Leadership Fieldbook; Innovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations; Innovative Leadership Workbook for Global Leaders; and Innovative Leadership for Health Care, among others.
The International Leadership Association named Maureen a Fellow in recognition of her contributions to the field of leadership. In addition to other board roles, she is on the advisory board of Franklin University’s Mason Leadership Center, where she was recognized for her contribution. She is also an Executive Committee member of the James Madison University School of Strategic Leadership advisory board.
About Innovating Leadership: Co-Creating Our Future
The pace of change in the world is increasing exponentially. Leadership must evolve. And that gets to the heart of our mission: To bring you the latest thoughts on leadership so you can innovate, learn, and evolve…growing your team, your business, and yourself! This series features a new interview every week. Host Maureen Metcalf interviews world leaders, global business and NPO executives, thought leaders, and researchers in a wide range of industries. It’s a breadth of perspectives unavailable anywhere else. Become an innovative leader in your own right!
Innovating Leadership is proud to partner with the International Leadership Association on a yearly series of episodes on global leadership with special ILA speakers, members, and guests.