20 episodes

Leading in Color is a bi-weekly podcast about cultivating intentional, positive workplace experiences and environments. From recruiting and hiring, to training and development, to coaching and discipline, to policy and strategy, to trends and hot topics. Leading in Color tackles each area thru a lens of diversity, equity, fairness and inclusion. Leading in Color also highlights the unique challenges and cutting-edge creativity of leading with social consciousness in the corporate world.

Join our host, Sarah Morgan, as she navigates these conversations in solo and guest interview episodes to provide practical advice and simple action steps for success.

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Leading in Color is a bi-weekly podcast about cultivating intentional, positive workplace experiences and environments. From recruiting and hiring, to training and development, to coaching and discipline, to policy and strategy, to trends and hot topics. Leading in Color tackles each area thru a lens of diversity, equity, fairness and inclusion. Leading in Color also highlights the unique challenges and cutting-edge creativity of leading with social consciousness in the corporate world.

Join our host, Sarah Morgan, as she navigates these conversations in solo and guest interview episodes to provide practical advice and simple action steps for success.

    You Asked, Sarah Morgan Answers! (Leading In Color - Season 1, Episode 20)

    You Asked, Sarah Morgan Answers! (Leading In Color - Season 1, Episode 20)

    This is a solo episode featuring Audience Questions submitted via social media and email being answered by host, Sarah Morgan. 

    Among the questions answered in the episode are: 
    How do you balance working full time and building a brand as well as being a mom and wife? What are your thoughts on a former employee returning to work for an environment that was toxic for them? How long does one or should one, who works in HR, stick around with a company that externally touts Diversity & Inclusion but internally do not create the vehicles to improve the D&I? How do you keep leadership from shutting down on issues that make them uncomfortable while keeping employees motivated? How do we go about launching and growing employee resource groups? Should they form organically or does HR create them? How do you get employees excited about them so they will engage?  How should men flirt or express interest in a woman at work in light of #MeToo?  Being bi-racial, do you ever feel uncomfortable or unqualified talking about issues of race so aggressively? How do your White relatives react? What advice do you have for other bi-racial people who want to gain more confidence at this? Listed to Sarah’s answers to these questions and more! 
    Follow the show pages on Facebook and Instagram at “Leading in Color Podcast” and Twitter at “Leading in Color” -- and you can email the show at leadingincolorpodcast@gmail.com 

    • 49 min
    Conscious Capitalism with Michael Bush of Great Place To Work (Leading In Color - S1, Ep19)

    Conscious Capitalism with Michael Bush of Great Place To Work (Leading In Color - S1, Ep19)

    The episode guest is Michael C Bush
    Conscious capitalism warrior, Michael Bush is the CEO of Great Place to Work®, Inc., the agency that compiles Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Bush leads 58 global offices responsible for gathering data from 10 million employees as part of the company’s mission to build a better society by improving work conditions for all.
    An innovation heavyweight with 30 years of executive experience, Mr. Bush has an impressive track record of strengthening efficiency and growing organizations. As CEO of Tetra Tech Communications, he grew the company’s revenue from 40 million to 300 million. During the financial uncertainty of 2008, he secured financing for the young company Clark Sustainable Resource Developments which was later successfully acquired by Triton Logging of Canada.
    Bush is the founder and current president of 8 Factors, an online learning platform focused on business management and hosted in partnership with Udemy. Additionally, Bush is the founder and president of the Mattmar Group, which has been providing turnaround leadership to companies that need to get back on a sustainable path since 2002.
    Bush served as a member of President Obama’s White House Business Council. He is a founding member of the private equity fund, Fund Good Jobs and teaches entrepreneurship classes at Stanford University and Mills College.
    Under Bush’s leadership and tapping insights from their data, Great Place to Work has built a new approach for their assessments, including a new leadership framework and retooling of its technology, surveys and company rankings to better evaluate and rank companies as a way to inspire and equip them towards being better – better for business, better for people and better for the world. Companies that are Certified with GPTW and go on to achieve the sought after rankings on their lists have up to 65% turnover lower than rivals and stock returns of three times the market average. This has resulted in many companies seeking Bush’s advice on how to get these kinds of results within their organization. Today’s business climate is defined by speed, social technologies and people expecting “values” besides value. As a result, Bush helps leaders create an outstanding culture for everyone, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. They must build a Great Place to Work For All.  This is not just for social justice reasons, but for defining business success. Michael Bush and his team from GPTW (who are also committed to creating their own FOR ALL workplace reflective of its teachings!), published a new book with Berrett-Koehler Publishers: A Great Place to Work for All
    Thank you for listening to Episode 1 9of the Leading in Color podcast. I hope you will connect with Michael Bush on Twitter @MBushGPTW and on LinkedIn at “Michael C Bush"
    Check out Michael's TED Talk. 
    Register for the Great Place To Work 2020 Summit. 
    I also hope you will connect with Leading in Color at @leadingincolorpodcast on FB and Instagram and @leadingincolor on Twitter. I’d love your feedback and questions at my email leadingincolorpodcast@gmail.com -- and of course I want you to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and now iHeart Radio and Stitcher! 

    • 57 min
    Dialogue over Debate with Mary-Frances Winters (Leading In Color - S1, Ep18)

    Dialogue over Debate with Mary-Frances Winters (Leading In Color - S1, Ep18)

    The episode guest is Mary-Frances Winters. 

    Mary-Frances Winters is the founder and CEO of The Winters Group, Inc., a 35-year-old global diversity and inclusion consulting firm. For the past three decades she has impacted over hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals with her thought-provoking message, and her approach to diversity and inclusion. 
    Ms. Winters is a master strategist with experience in strategic planning, change management, diversity, organization development, training and facilitation, systems thinking and qualitative and quantitative research methods. She has extensive experience in working with senior leadership teams to drive organizational change.
    Among her many awards and distinctions, Ms. Winters received the Winds of Change award from the Forum on Workplace Inclusion in 2016. She was also featured in Forbes’ June 2016 publication, which honored some of the DC Metro area’s most powerful women.
    Ms. Winters is the author of four books with her most recent being, We Can’t Talk about That at Work!: How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics. 
    Ms. Winters Lives Inclusively® by building relationships across difference— thinking about what she says, does and thinks and questioning whether it fosters inclusion. She says hello to strangers, assumes positive intent and believes her purpose on earth is to break down barriers and build bridges across difference.
    Here are the takeaways from this interview with Mary-Frances Winters: 
    Self-awareness is crucial. We all have a cultural frame that shapes our views. We need to understand this, reflect on it, and be willing to learn about others.  Dialogue over debate. Instead of fighting to be right and engaging in cancel culture, listen for understanding and to find shared meaning and common ground.  You can’t make people do this work. Creating learning experiences and safe spaces for conversation area great, especially in our workplaces. However, you cannot make people do this work and improve their cultural competence. Be willing to step back or walk away.   
    Thank you for listening to Episode 18 of the Leading in Color podcast. I hope you will connect with Mary-Frances on Twitter @maryfwinters and on LinkedIn at “MaryFWinters” and on Instagram at “Mary Frances Winters” … and you can follow The Winters Group at https://www.wintersgroup.com and connect with them on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook at The Winters Group. 
    I also hope you will connect with Leading in Color at @leadingincolorpodcast on FB and Instagram and @leadingincolor on Twitter. I’d love your feedback and questions at my email leadingincolorpodcast@gmail.com -- and of course I want you to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and now iHeart Radio and Stitcher! 

    • 35 min
    Policies Against MicroAggressions Matter - Leading In Color S1, Ep17

    Policies Against MicroAggressions Matter - Leading In Color S1, Ep17

    This is a solo episode featuring host, Sarah Morgan, discussing the importance of defining microaggression and including policy and conduct standards forbidding it in your workplace. 
    MicroAggressions are the often foundation where discrimination, harassment and bullying are built. Having a policy to address occurrences is the best way to get started eradicating bias and increasing inclusion in your workplace. 
    Sarah also discusses Mizzou's failed diversity campaign and how the Always and McDonald's brands have shown progressive, inclusive and ethical leadership during Hot Topics. 
    Follow the show pages on Facebook and Instagram at “Leading in Color Podcast” and Twitter at “Leading in Color” -- and you can email the show at leadingincolorpodcast@gmail.com

    • 27 min
    Anti-Racism Awareness with Anne Tomkinson - Leading In Color S1, Ep16

    Anti-Racism Awareness with Anne Tomkinson - Leading In Color S1, Ep16

    The episode guest is Anne Tomkinson. 
     
    Anne Tomkinson, SHRM-SCP, is an HR practitioner in Washington, DC. With over fifteen years in the field, Anne has experience overseeing all aspects of employment relations and employment law as well as strategic planning, policy development, program/project management, budgeting and contract negotiations. 
     
    She has provided human resources and operational consultation to a variety of DC area non-profit organizations and has served as a board member of Little Lights Urban Ministries, a non-profit providing resources for underserved students and families in DC. Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in Management from The Catholic University of America.
     
    Anne is a successful coach, trainer, mentor and public speaker, and thrives on creating positive teamwork and fostering a culture of engagement. Anne is passionate about equity and justice, and works to create spaces where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work. 
     
    Here are the takeaways from this interview with Anne: 
    We are all racist … Because our society is built on supremacy, all of us are racist. We must accept this and actively work to be anti-racist.  We must listen to the voices in the margins … Our society centers and normalizes Whiteness. We must actively seek marginalized voices to listen to and learn from.  Anti-racism work is ongoing and never ending … You cannot attend one workshop or read one book and declare your anti-racism work complete. It takes ongoing, regular effort. Anne cited Layla Saad’s Me & White Supremacy book as a great resource for this. You can pre-order the book here.   
    Thank you for listening to Episode 16 of the Leading in Color podcast. I hope you will connect with Anne on Twitter @annetomk  and on LinkedIn at “Anne-Tomkinson” 
     
    I also hope you will connect with Leading in Color at @leadingincolorpodcast on FB and Instagram and @leadingincolor on Twitter. I’d love your feedback and questions at my email leadingincolorpodcast@gmail.com -- and of course I want you to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and now iHeart Radio and Stitcher! 

    • 49 min
    Solving Strategic Math Problems (Leading in Color - S1, Ep 15)

    Solving Strategic Math Problems (Leading in Color - S1, Ep 15)

    This is a solo episode featuring updates on the EEO1 Component 2, the repeal of the ACA Cadillac Tax and potential payroll issues caused by Leap Day in 2020.  
     
    Here’s the link to the viral incident at NC State University discussed in the episode: https://abc11.com/5585611 
     
    Here’s the link to my new website where you can connect with me for consulting and speaking opportunities: https://buzzarooneyllc.com 
     
    Follow the show pages on Facebook and Instagram at “Leading in Color Podcast” and Twitter at “Leading in Color” -- and you can email the show at leadingincolorpodcast@gmail.com

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

BostonH2014 ,

Great Topics and Host

Love how Sarah is highlighting important issues.

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Kandia Johnson

Very good episode, learned a lot!

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