#MeToo. #TimesUp. Whatever you think about the hashtags, the world (and the way it does business) is having a moment on diversity. Everyone is asking tough questions about how we interact and hire in the workplace and the answers are often complex.
Our guest expert this week is Jessica Pettitt, author of Good Enough Now and diversity speaker for over a decade is here to open our minds, challenge our expectations and even debate a little.
Diversity is one of those words that is said often but never really put properly into context. Jessica helps color in the font and fill in the gaps in one of the most enlightening conversations we've had on Sell Or Die.
This episode is brought to you by, The Why and The Buy, hosted by Jeff Bajorek and Christie Walters. They interview entrepreneurs and sales experts to find out the why behind their success. Listen on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
On today's show...
4:09 - From stand up comedian to diversity expert
8:44- The "trick question" of diversity
12:30 - Four basic criteria for hiring anyone
17:44 - What perception biases hide in the hiring process?
20:10 - The childhood experience that shaped Jessica's view on diversity
28:04 - The link between diversity and communication
34:02 - Why the intent of a message and the impact of a message are radically different
40:15 - Think of the question with the response in mind
45:10 - Individual work vs. systemic work
More on today’s guest
Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., CSP, pulls together her stand up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity trainings in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead teams to want to work together. With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, converse precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.
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