Iran, Julie, Harvard discussed on Leadership and Loyalty


Is that? And how do we, how do we get people to confront that Julie? I mean, I mean, it's because again, like I said, unconscious, probably not conscious. Is its unconscious. How do you bring it into your conscious mind? Right. Yeah, I mean, in just underscore two things you're talking about, that studies replicated many times over the years or the black name swap out white name on the resume. 50% more callbacks to the white name. So this is just the reality of the situation. We live in Harvard and other reputable organizations of study this. The other piece of this is the potential versus performance bias. A lot of times we assess, especially from a gender perspective, we assess men based on potential in men or women based on performance, which means women have to prove themselves over and over again whereas man just kind of has to show up and be we have faith that he can do the job. This is why men, you know, on average, need about to fit about 60% of the criteria for a job to apply for women actually take it as these are criteria. I better hit 9 and out of the ten at least. So this shows up in harmful workplace behavior and at the end of the day, why we need to confront this is you're not getting the most from your talent if people feel like they're not being included or given the same opportunities with the same qualifications and expertise. And they're going to see it over and over again being overlooked or, you know, so and so being promoted because he's a go getter, and he'll figure it out. It's disheartening to everyone. And there's a real human need for fairness. And I think that's where we're reconciling around now is how do we create these inclusive spaces where people really legitimately feel like they're treated fairly. And this is where bias comes in. We've got to label it. We've got to have tools to slow it down in the moment. We have to have ways to call people in when they have problematic bias behavior, but it all goes back to the central point that you've explored really well is self awareness. And I have owned that. No one else can get self aware for me. There's an opportunity. Was that chip that goes in the back of my head? Just boot me up. And I wish I had some sort of magic bullet solution for folks. But I will say start with self awareness. That's where all of our content always starts. Just take a look in the mirror and think, where am I biases? And if you want to get comfortable with this, I would just unpack it a little bit. Think about your exposure to different races growing up and through present day. Think about gender roles. What was modeled for you in your home growing up? That is a huge impact on how you see gender today. Of course. Think about people in your network today. How diverse is it? Think about the people on your text stream, just open your phone and look at the people you text, the most operating you choose to communicate with the most. Are they like you? If you're like me, 5 years ago, when I really started getting into this work, it was a lot of white women, mothers, business owners, like, near Mir, pet affinity bias as human beings, we feel more comfortable with people like us. That we can just be ourselves around. And the thing about that is, though, the danger with that is we don't learn as much from people like this. We really only learn from people that are different than us that have that different perspective, and that's the wow factor with diversity is when you get those different perspectives. Innovation numbers go up decision making goes up, profitability goes up, and we were literally leaving money on the table by not addressing harmful workplace behavior. But for me, and again, I'm going to talk about it from a psychological point of view because that's my side. So much of that is due to, as you said, a lack of exposure. But a lack of desire of exposure. And what I mean by that is, I believe it's somewhere in the range of 60% of Americans don't own a passport. Well, you're not going to get very diverse if you've not been outside of your own country, let alone outside of your own town or village. And there's a lot of Americans who've never traveled. And even the ones who make it to the top, and our traveling oftentimes are traveling with business with the company and they're the big boss. They don't get an experience of culture. I as a speaker, I'm a speaker and have been 30 odd years. And I will often say, Venus speaker is a second and rockstar. And people go, what do you mean? I'm not as famous as rockstars, my life's not as sexy as a rockstar. But like a rockstar, I arrive in a city. I do what I'm there to do, and I get out. And so I don't really know. I actually try if my schedule allow me to spend a day on the other side and go, okay, and I say to people, tell me where to go that the tourists don't go. Right? And when I went to Iran and I came back from Iran, I stayed in Iran extra time and I came back and I wrote a piece on it called the 12 myths about myth busting facts about Iran because it was like because I would just come back and I just asked. Tell me about it, run. When I was going people were like, oh, are you going to be safe? People were terrified for me genuinely. And when I came back, I said, tell me about it around. People told me I was like, oh my God, you had no idea. So I wrote these things like, you know, do you know the percentage of women with MBAs over American women with MBAs? Way higher in Iran. Do you know the education is free? No. Do you know that most uranians don't understand why America doesn't like them? I had to explain America. It doesn't dislike you. The American propaganda does, but do you understand they're not running around with turbines on the head right in camels? Ted around is a very modern city with Mercedes and shitty old second, secondhand cars and people shuffling their kids to school and growing shopping. It's all very normal. But we have these classifications that have been fed to us that say Muslim people like this. Brown people are like that. Chinese people are like that. Black people are like that. You know, they're all gangsters. Craziness. You know, but I mean, you know, I see it because it's really interesting for me because I'm a white guy. And I get it. And people go, oh, it must have been so nice growing up in England. I'm like, what? And they go, you know, it's so, you know, I watched doubt Downton Abbey in those things and you know, you're so fortunate. I'm.

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