UNBIAS and Why Good Intentions Fail: An Interview with Chris Voss

Speaker and YouTuber Chris Voss invited me onto his show last week to talk about diversity, bias, and my new book, UNBIAS: Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work.

In this interview, Chris and I discuss the tragic death of George Floyd and the shock wave it sent through our country. Although it was neither the first nor the last event of its kind, something about it spurred on questions and conversations that were incredibly overdue. I use examples from my book to share why the good intentions of some businesses to respond quickly not only failed but were doomed from the outset. Though many wanted to act, they weren’t sure where to start—which is exactly why I wrote UNBIAS.

Later, Chris and I get into why it’s important to have those difficult and conversations about diversity (yes, especially at work!), and how dangerous our assumptions can be when they’re left unchecked. To wrap things up, we answer some questions from Chris’s listeners including the importance of empathy, why we need to retool the way we educate our kids, and how to handle a toxic workplace.

Don’t miss all the good stuff. Watch the full interview.

If you haven’t already done so, you can pre-order my book, UNBIAS: Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work. The book will be available on March 30, 2021.

Finally, check out my Unconscious Bias course while it’s still free through Linkedin Learning!

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