Digging Deeper: White Privilege
The Age of We Need Each Other
Edgar the Lyft driver showed how to perfectly respond to an unhinged, racist customer
A Lyft driver in Reno, Nevada is the perfect example of staying calm in a heated situation with a racist.
The trouble started the minute that Edgar, the driver, picked up Richard who requested a four-mile ride to his home. After Richard got in the car, Edgar asked him to wear a mask, explaining that members of his family had been infected with COVID-19.
We cannot credibly build an inclusive economic system without addressing the fundamental injustice, inequity and violence that disproportionately impact Black people and other People of Color.
As a community of responsible business leaders, we must get to work to move beyond rhetoric and take meaningful action against racism.
Take Care of Your People, and They’ll Take Care of Business
Leaders have guided their companies through rough waters before, but those experiences likely pale in comparison to the COVID-19 crisis.
Some have called this time a “new normal,” but considering the pace of change, the term “now normal” might be more apt. In addition, leaders must keep their eyes on the horizon and be mindful of the “next normal” as well. Leaders are working feverishly to manage issues like revenue and expenses — but there’s another critical need in this “next normal” that leaders must invest in to protect their organization’s long-term survival: employees’ wellbeing.
State Updates Child Care Reopening Guidelines After Criticism
When Massachusetts released the guidelines for child care reopenings, some parents and providers felt the restrictions were too extreme.
They said the staff-to-child ratio, social distancing requirements and cleaning guidance felt like something that wouldn’t be possible with small children. Following criticism, state officials eased the guidelines as a local congresswoman filed a bill Tuesday aiming to help a “range of providers” reopen.
The language on social distancing was updated to say that a distance of 6 feet is always recommended, but if it’s not possible then individuals should wear masks or face coverings. The guidelines still say that activities that encourage physical contact should not be permitted.
Building Resilience: How Managers Lead Post-Crisis Performance
Organizational leaders have many questions about the right way to return to work: how do we help our people and preserve our culture to emerge stronger post-crisis.
How can your organization ensure success?
Gallup’s recent research shows that engaged organizations have higher levels of resiliency than not-engaged organizations. And, organizations with above-average levels of engagement are better positioned for post-crisis success.
In this session, we will share recent Gallup research that shows how engaged organizations have higher levels of resiliency – and are better positioned for post-crisis performance.
We also identify key areas of focus for leaders and managers to ensure organizational success – including the important role of managers in driving that success.
A Center of Gravity
By building a membership of top experts, innovators and influencers, the Council creates a center of gravity for the field, elevates the field in stature and clout, and helps build relationships among those with the ability to shape the direction of policy and practice and the quality of the national conversation.
Membership serves as acknowledgement of the accomplishments of established leaders and as an honor to which the next generation of criminal justice trailblazers can aspire. It helps develop a strong cohort of people ready and able to understand, manage and lead the field through the complex challenges of the future, and supports the advancement of professionals and emerging leaders who are under-represented in the field, such as formerly incarcerated people, women, and career-changers.