The Amiel Show
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The Amiel Show provides people who are hungry to grow as leaders and human beings with cutting-edge conversations about leadership. What’s the one skill or quality you can improve that will build your public identity as a competent and trusted leader? What does it take to manage your commitments to yourself and others so that you produce better results with less stress? How can brain science inform how you develop people and organizations? What becomes possible when you reframe organizational politics as the practice of understanding and aligning with others’ interests and concerns? How can you make your conversations and meetings more powerful and impactful? Join Amiel Handelsman, executive coach and author of Practice Greatness, as he explores these questions with thoughtful executives and pragmatic thought leaders. For all past episodes, visit www.amielhandelsman.com.
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Episode 60: Being A Good Guy, Breaking With The Bro Code With Janet Crawford [The Amiel Show] - The Amiel Show
Are you a man who wants to support women and under-represented minorities in your organization?
In short, would you like to be a good guy?
If so, then you may wonder How exactly can I be a good guy?
The answer may surprise you.
It is not enough to track numbers or avoid discrimination and other offensive behaviors—much less sexual assault, which many of us are now discussing due to the U.S. presidential race. (Here is my take on the election.)
There are a series of positive steps you can take that go well beyond avoiding harm.
Some actions won’t pose risks for your public identity or career. Others require breaking from the Bro Code.
This week, Janet Crawford is back on the podcast to share her insights and practical tips for everyone who wants to be a good guy.
Janet is helping lead this conversation in Silicon Valley. Among all the executive coaches I know, she is the most knowledgeable about how the brain works and why this matters for leadership and unconscious bias. In episode 1 of this podcast, she talked about leaders’ brains, emotional literacy, and power.
Janet is unique because she not only works with organizations but also stays up to date on the latest brain and social science research. In fact, in just the past two years, she has updated her own views. For example, if a man sees a woman apologizing when it seems unwarranted, what can he do that will be helpful? Janet’s thoughts have changed—and, after listening to her, so have mine.
I can’t think of a more timely topic. If you find this conversation to be useful, please share it with colleagues and friends. That will help a lot.
* 10:00 Biologically, the experiences of women and under-represented minorities is very different
* 19:00 African American women are better prepared for bias than Caucasian women
* 24:30 CEO of AT&T sets a model for candidly sharing vulnerable stories
* 29:00 Proactive steps to make it safe to take risks and innovate
* 35:00 Sponsorship is very different from mentorship
* 39:00 New research on how the power hierarchy influences behavior
* 46:00 The leader sets a norm for civil behavior