June 19, 2019

Defining Inclusion, with Sara Taylor

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Sara Taylor is the president and founder of deepSEE Consulting. She is a nationally-recognized speaker and consultant specializing in the areas of leadership, diversity, and organizational effectiveness. With over 25-years of experience, Sara balances her real-life anecdotes with research-based theories to deliver for her reader what she delivers for her clients.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Sara shares an activity she uses to help people better understand feelings of inclusion and marginalization
  • Sara shares a specific example from her own career of feeling like a valued part of a group and knowing that she mattered
  • Sara also describes a particular personal example of having felt marginalized and not being heard by a group
  • What negative workplace situations can be created by feelings of marginalization, and common reactions marginalized people often feel when being confronted by exclusion
  • Why people who feel that they matter and are being included will often work even harder and go above and beyond
  • Why people who feel marginalized will often give less than their full potential or even leave the organization entirely
  • Why the positive effects of inclusion and the negative effects of marginalization affect everyone within an organization, even dominant groups

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