Different Colored Silhouettes of diverse peoples

Coaching REI to Professional Coaches

  • Russell McClain examines the role of implicit bias and stereotype threat - the fear of confirming another's biased views - in creating achievement gaps in higher education.

    Share
    /
  • Book Cover: Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

    How do we talk about bias? How do we address racial disparities and inequities? What role do our institutions play in creating, maintaining, and magnifying those inequities? What role do we play? With a perspective that is at once scientific, investigative, and informed by personal experience, Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt offers us the language and courage we need to face one of the biggest and most troubling issues of our time. She exposes racial bias at all levels of society—in our neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, and criminal justice system. Yet she also offers us tools to address it. Eberhardt shows us how we can be vulnerable to bias but not doomed to live under its grip....

    Share
    /
  • Hand adjusting a rearview mirror

    How are your blind spots and unconscious biases playing a part in the decisions you make and the advice you offer as a Coach? As a leadership coach you are aware of the need to be increasingly mindful of the quality of day to day business decisions made by yourself and your clients. And yet, what are you not seeing? Well intentioned people make decisions every day that favor some individuals or groups more than others; adversely impacting the diverse workforce and talent pipeline. Leaders can make flawed decisions while believing they are doing the right thing because their blind spots can prevent them from seeing crucial information....

    Share
    /
  • Chalkboard with words: Unconscious Bias

    To simplify the complexity of human experience, the brain categorizes things, grouping them together, which reduces sensitivity to differences. These categories become beliefs and stereotypes. The unconscious associations with a stereotype become bias.

    Share
    /
  • Squares of multi-cultural people

    Today’s dose expands on our recent dose on the topic of bias, expanding on the work of American scientist Jennifer Eberhardt, to add the work of the UK scientist - Pragya Agarwal, explored in her June 2020 book titled: Sway. The integration of scientific findings by both scientists into a better understanding of the nature of bias is profound. Their scientific translations inspire us all to develop more awareness of our biases, and set our biases aside in order to treat every person as unique and valuable. Let’s start with awareness and understanding of five universal features of bias.

    Share
    /
  • Powerpoint slide. Two triangles and a wavy line

    Neuroscience research has begun to ‘connect the dots’ on how the brain works and how brain functioning supports both conscious and unconscious thought processes.  With this newfound knowledge, we are beginning to understand the power of unconscious bias and its impact on behavior, decision-making and interpersonal dynamics. It is important for coaches to be knowledgeable about unconscious bias, since its impact—and fallout—is part of our daily life.  ...

    Share
    /
  • Book Cover: Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias

    For the first time, behavioural and data scientist, activist and writer Dr. Pragya Agarwal unravels the way our implicit or 'unintentional' biases affect the way we communicate and perceive the world, how they affect our decision-making, and how they reinforce and perpetuate systemic and structural inequalities....

    Share
    /
  • Resolved to adopt all necessary measures for speedily eliminating racial discrimination in all its forms and manifestations, and to prevent and combat racist doctrines and practices in order to promote understanding between races and to build an international community free from all forms of racial segregation and racial discrimination.

    Share
  • Woman face silhouette in profile with a group of African and African American women faces inside. Concept of racial equality antiracism and a woman who gives a voice to other women.

    A national framework is urgently needed to deal with a resurgence in racism. This has been painfully apparent over the past year. COVID-19 has exposed ugly racism against people of Asian descent. ASIO and the Australian Federal Police have identified racist extremism as a significant threat to Australia’s national security. And the Black Lives Matter movement has highlighted injustices experienced by people from culturally diverse backgrounds and by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

    Share
  • Racism can have serious consequences for the people who experience it. It can shatter their confidence and their sense of worth. It can undermine their ability to perform at work or in their studies. It can also affect their physical health and life expectancy.

    Share
  • What is Antiracism?

    A racist or antiracist is not who we are, but what we are doing in the moment.

    Share
  • Diversity Matters

    Diversity is a hot topic today for organizations and leaders; diversity initiatives typically focus on developing a diverse workforce and leadership team. Diversity is much more though – it is a big construct, and its concepts are grounded in science - supported by a variety of leadership theories and research studies. This month’s Coaching Report focuses on Diversity in Coaching and features a scholarly article on diversity in leadership. Let’s take a closer look at the article, titled: Diversity as an aspect of effective leadership: integrating and moving forward....

    Share
  • Book Cover: How to Be an Antiracist

    Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves....

    Share
  • Book Cover: The Illusion of Inclusion: Global Inclusion, Unconscious Bias, and the Bottom Line (Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior Collection)

    We may say we want to be inclusive, but what if we really don’t? What if our brains are hard-wired for selfishness and similarity and not for diversity and altruism? Having a diverse workforce is no guarantee that the work environment is inclusive. Companies hire for diversity and manage for similarity. We hire people for their difference and then teach them directly and indirectly what they have to do to fit in to the corporate culture. The Illusion of Inclusion exposes a myriad of diverse reasons why people are not more fully engaged and offers you the key to unlock the “Geometry of Inclusion”....

    Share