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I met Susan McCuistion almost 4 years ago now, and we have been following each other in common networks of inspiring people since.
Cat, music and Disney lover, Susan is a leader walking her talk.
With a background as mathematician, Susan is now using her genius in supporting organisations develop more inclusive leadership through diversity.
– with hundreds of years of experience, combined – boasting a mix of traditional D&I experience and related backgrounds (some of which might surprise you...). After all, isn't that what diversity is about?
I was honored to participate as guest speaker on the Summit.
You can still access the Summit presentations of all the experts.
In my talk 'Can Carl Jung's Legacy Lift Up Today's Leadership?', I present How Art Therapy Contributes to Conscious Effective Leadership.
Listen to what our New Diversity Summit host Susan McCuistion writes:
“I am an eternal optimist. I believe people are basically good. I believe 99% of us wake up in the morning with good intentions - to go to work, make a decent living, take care of our families, connect with our friends, and help our communities. I don't believe we wake up intentionally trying to hurt others. But inevitably, we do. Why? Because we don't understand our biases and how our perspectives exclude others.
One of the concepts that people are most resistant to in the field of diversity and inclusion is the idea of bias. It's typically thrown about as an insult and we think of it as a negative thing. We all want to believe that we aren't biased. But here's the reality... we are all biased. It's how our brains work. Research shows that our brains process about 11 million pieces of information at any given time and it can only handle about 40, which still sounds like a lot. Our brain is set up to gather new information in unfamiliar situations and compare it to data that it has gathered in the past. That's what bias is. It's a preference for a particular way of doing things.
It's not the bias that matters. Bias just makes us human. It's what we do with our biases that can positively or negatively impact our businesses and our lives.
Human beings are tribal. We are more comfortable around people who look and act like us. Widening our circle to include people who may be quite different from us takes a conscious effort that makes many of us very uncomfortable."
Worth thinking about right?
One available step is for you to get inspired by the wisdom and learnings from this inaugural New Diversity Summit on innovative leadership tips and tools for the 21st century ...Join us!