I am very impressed with the Mental Health Foundation’s take on the changes in their approach to race and diversity. Why is their recent announcement effective?
This is the question we are often scared to ask in the room with the client. However, it is the crucial question that opens the door to a trusted work for change and healing.
I have been experimenting with my list of privileges and spaces where people tend to discriminate against me with simple shifts in language. When people correct my pronunciation, I refer to myself as ex-pat (instead of an immigrant). When men refuse to read out loud my Zoom question during a public event I rename myself from Sylwia to Syl (less feminine, easier to read but also more ambiguous, so harder …
We all know stories matter. Stories made Homo Sapiens the most successful kind. I wonder, what if we succeed in building a better, kinder future instead?
Why do we actively refuse to pay attention to clearly unethical behaviours and systems? What can leaders do about it?