Unlocking Creativity with Michael Roberto and Workplace Challenges Women Face with Bonnie Marcus

TTL 322 | Unlocking Creativity

Unlocking Creativity with Michael Roberto and Workplace Challenges Women Face with Bonnie Marcus

When asked about what’s blocking creativity, people usually say things like hierarchy, bureaucracy, short-term financial pressures, or Wall Street pressures. Michael Roberto, however, found that it’s not a people problem but rather a lack of out-of-the-box thinkers. Michael is the Trustee Professor of Management at Bryant University and the author of Unlocking Creativity. He talks about his book and dives more about what’s blocking creativity.

 

Women face special challenges in the workplace. They have different issues, both internal barriers they set up as well as some of the unconscious bias in the workplace that they have to deal with. Bonnie Marcus primarily focuses on women, mostly because a lot of women are hesitant to position themselves for success. Bonnie is a keynote speaker and the author of The Politics of Promotion and the co-author of Lost Leaders in the Pipeline. She tackles the different obstacles women are facing, the perception of women in leadership and different cultures, and more.
TTL 246 | Cultural Diversity

Cultural Diversity: Allowing People To Be Who They Are with Risha Grant

With the current climate, we definitely have become more polarized and everybody seems to be angrier about things. International keynote speaker, diversity trainer, consultant, and author Risha Grant says it’s heartbreaking that we don’t treat each other with respect. We don’t care to hear what other people have to think. We think that our thoughts rule everything else. We don’t allow people to be who they are.  Risha thinks we’re seeing that show up in all these random shootings and stabbings, and it’s crazy. The corporate world is no different. High-level executives are making inappropriate comments still. Risha delves into the subject of cultural diversity, the problems with discrimination, sexual harassment in the workplace, and the MeToo movement.

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