The Learner's Corner Podcast

Episode 097: Adrian Pei On Navigating The Emotional And Organizational Realities Minority Groups Face In The Workplace

Episode Summary

In this episode, Caleb and Todd talk with Adrian Pei about the emotional and organizational realities that minority groups face in the workplace.

Episode Notes

In this episode, Caleb and Todd talk with Adrian Pei about the emotional and organizational realities that minority groups face in the workplace.

Guest Links

[Adrian on Twitter][1]

[The Minority Experience by Adrian Pei][2]

Links Mentioned

[Orange Tour][3]

[Together Conference][4]

[Citizens Akron Podcast][5]

[Catalyst Conference][6]

[Episode 60 with Joanne Lipman][7]

[Sheryl Sandberg][8]

[Crazy Rich Asians][9]

[The Slanted Screen][10]

[Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum][11]

[A Different Mirror by Ronald Takaki][12]

[They Called Me Uncivilized by Walter Littlemoon and Jane Ridgway][13]

[You Already Know How to Be Great by Alan Fine][14]

The Learner's Corner Recommended Resource

[The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander][15]

What We Learned

Minorities have to face additional layers than the majority.

Sharing the emotional realities for minorities is more powerful than training.

The historical events that have contributed to minorities being marginalized in the workplace?

The challenges that minority groups face in the workplace.

The benefits of having a diverse organization.

How to start diversity conversations.

What organizations can do to intentionally pursue diversity.

Where can people start.

People have their own blockages to learning.

When we face ourselves, it can lead to something beautiful.

It's hard for people and organizations to focus on more than one thing at a time.

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[1]: https://twitter.com/adrianpei
[2]: https://www.amazon.com/Minority-Experience-Navigating-Emotional-Organizational/dp/0830845488/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536625015&sr=1-1&keywords=adrian%20pei&dpID=51kg-2W4jTL&preST=SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40&dpSrc=srch
[3]: http://orangetour.org/
[4]: http://www.citizensakron.com/together/
[5]: http://www.citizensakron.com/podcast/
[6]: https://catalystleader.com/
[7]: https://simplecast.com/s/f81b78cd
[8]: https://www.facebook.com/sheryl
[9]: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3104988/
[10]: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0760185/?ref_=nv_sr_1
[11]: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Kids-Sitting-Together-Cafeteria-ebook/dp/B071KSKT3K/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536627546&sr=1-1&keywords=why%20are%20all%20the%20black%20kids%20sitting%20together%20in%20the%20cafeteria%20tatum
[12]: https://www.amazon.com/Different-Mirror-History-Multicultural-America/dp/0316022365/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536627581&sr=1-1&keywords=a%20different%20mirror%20a%20history%20of%20multicultural%20america&dpID=51nIBvp1tUL&preST=SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40&dpSrc=srch
[13]: https://www.amazon.com/They-Called-Me-Uncivilized-Everyday/dp/1440162786/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536627613&sr=1-1&keywords=they%20called%20me%20uncivilized&dpID=51YShrgrEwL&preST=SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40&dpSrc=srch
[14]: https://www.amazon.com/You-Already-Know-How-Great/dp/1591843553/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536627713&sr=1-1&keywords=you%20already%20know%20how%20to%20be%20great
[15]: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Possibility-Transforming-Professional-Personal/dp/0142001104/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536626564&sr=1-1&keywords=the%20art%20of%20possibility%20by%20benjamin%20zander