June 23, 2021

Clearing the Path: Culturally Competent Management, with Sara Taylor

Episode 88:

Managers Clearing the Path

What You Will Learn:

  • Why managers can’t effectively set their employees up for success if they can’t recognize inequity in the workplace
  • Sara shares a story of a rockstar physical therapist who had to do lots of extra, unnecessary work because his manager wasn’t setting him up for success
  • Why one theme that always comes up in workplace focus groups with employees from non-dominant groups is that they have to work much harder for less recognition
  • Why managers or supervisors who can’t see the presence or impact of inequity in the workplace can’t set their employees up to succeed
  • Why self-awareness of your own cultural competence development is the first step in making positive change
  • Why you should acknowledge employees’ additional burden and then ask how you can help ease that burden, and why you must be prepared to listen to the hard truths

Inequity in the Workplace

About Sara Taylor

Sara Taylor earned a master’s degree in Diversity and Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota. She served as a leadership and diversity specialist at the University of Minnesota for five years and as director of diversity and inclusion for Ramsey County, Minnesota for three years.

Sara is the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting and has worked with companies as large as Coca-Cola, General Mills, 3M Company, AARP, and numerous others. She has a new book, “Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World,” that explores how our unconscious is actually making choices and decisions for us, all without our knowing — and how to change that.

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