September 11, 2019

Ups, Downs, Power, and Privilege, with Sara Taylor

Episode 21:

For over three decades, Sara Taylor has been helping organizations and the individuals within them to be more effective and inclusive through her engaging diversity and inclusion trainings, comprehensive leadership development programs and innovative cultural competence frameworks.

Since 2002, as the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting, she has worked with HR managers, chief diversity officers, and high-level executives at 3M Company, AARP, Cleveland Foundation, Coca-Cola, Marriott International, General Mills, United Way Worldwide National Credit Union Administration, Ingersol-Rand, Seagate Technologies, Thompson Reuters Thrivent Financial, and many others.

She is the author of 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.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • The difference between an “up” and a “down”
  • Why ups don’t have to interact with downs, but downs have to interact with ups
  • How easy it is to be blind to one’s “upness” and others’ “downness”
  • The systems that support inequities between ups and downs
  • Why three ups meeting is a board meeting, but three downs meeting is pre-revolutionary activity
  • How being up can make people stupid and how ups try to remedy this
  • The fact that we’re all have situations of both upness and downess

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