We have a fascinating relationship with slips and falls. On the one hand, who doesn’t love to have a good laugh watching fail videos on YouTube? On the other hand, slip and falls account for an incredible percentage of accidental deaths in the US and in the world. This is increasingly becoming a serious and pressing issue as the population ages, with more people being at risk of slip and fall injuries. Doing some good work in this regard is slip and fall expert and prevention advocate, Russell Kendzior, founder of the National Floor Safety Institute and President of Traction Experts, Inc. Russ started out in business developing non-slippery floor cleaners and slip-resistant footwear. When he eventually sold his company, he shifted his focus on advocating for floor safety and slip and fall prevention. Learn about his story and some fascinating slip-free tips as he talks with Dr. Diane Hamilton.
We are so used to the image of the young, white, middle-class applicant who rushes to the job application process straight out of college that we often overlook a lot of potential talent that comes from underrepresented, underserved, and nontraditional backgrounds. Shelton Banks taps into this overlooked potential among Chicago’s underprivileged through re:work training, a non-profit that trains people from overlooked communities to work in sales and technology. In this conversation with Dr. Diane Hamilton, Shelton tells us why the push for more diversity and inclusion in the workplace should include moves to tap talents from communities that have been pushed to the sidelines for too long. Coming from an overlooked community himself, he owes his success to someone who gave him a shot. That’s all every person needs at all – a shot – and he gives back by helping other people get that.
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