Episode 4 of 7 / Special Series: Ignite Momentum for a Game-Changing 2019
In order for your company to stay first, fast and foremost in the hearts and minds of customers, it’s critical to find ways to shape a culture that promotes a sense of belonging across your organization. Yet every day tribalism is polarizing society. How can you bridge that divide?
Download and listen on-the-go to the fourth episode of our seven-part special encore episode series. Our guest is best-selling author Howard Ross, founding partner of Cook Ross Inc. He is considered one of the world’s seminal thought leaders on identifying and addressing unconscious bias. His newest book, Our Search for Belonging: How the Need for Connection Is Tearing Us Apart, describes how to bridge the divides in our increasingly polarized society (link to full bio below).
You’ll gain insights on:
- Why companies provide a special opportunity for connection and bridging the divides that are tearing us apart
- The primary unconscious biases and fears that drive tribal divisions
- Three immediately useful ideas for building bridges between different “us” and “them” groups
About Howard Ross
Howard Ross is a lifelong social justice advocate and the founding partner of Cook Ross Inc. He’s considered one of the world’s seminal thought leaders on identifying and addressing Unconscious Bias. He has delivered programs in 47 states and over 40 other countries to audiences including Fortune 500 companies and major institutions within healthcare, government, and non-profit sectors.
Howard’s newest book, Our Search for Belonging: How the Need for Connection Is Tearing Us Apart, describes how to bridge the divides in our increasingly polarized society. He is also the author of the Washington Post bestseller, Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives, as well as ReInventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance.
Howard has served on numerous non-profit boards, including the Diversity Advisory Board of the Human Rights Campaign, the board of directors of the Dignity and Respect Campaign, and the board of the directors for the National Women’s Mentoring Network. He has received many awards, including the 2016 Leadership in Diversity Award by the World Human Resources Development Conference in Mumbai, India. Read more about Howard Ross
Resources for This Episode
- Read about Howard’s latest book, Our Search for Belonging: How the Need for Connection Is Tearing Us Apart
- Read about Howard’s 2 earlier books, Everyday Bias and Reinventing Diversity
- Read the Cook Ross Free Thought Papers blog
- Request our complimentary Harper Report: How To Take Control of the “Elephant in the Room”
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