Message From Our Founder

February 1, 2021 | Letter from the Founder

Welcome to the sixty-sixth issue of CEE News!

 

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At Center for Executive Excellence, our mission is to take you from what is to what is possible.  Whether we’re helping leaders implement culture transformation, helping teams build trust, or coaching individual executives to accelerate professional growth, our goal is to offer our expertise to effect positive change. That’s our wheelhouse. That’s our safe space.

Last year, we stepped out of our safe space because the collective what is (if you will) was broken. To move from what is to what is possible, we must stand up for one another as members of the human race.

We must stop ignoring the fact that the human race has devolved into a competition for domination.  We can no longer see something like the senseless killing of George Floyd, offer thoughts and prayers to the family, and retreat to our circle of safety.

We’ve written about the neuroscience of bias, we discuss bias in the workplace at our leadership conferences, and we share resources to invite our followers to build their bias awareness library. But we must do more.

And so, we committed to continuing to educate ourselves about the disproportionate socio-economic harm imposed on members of the human race who are disadvantaged. We committed to using our platform to push progress forward on inclusion and diversity. And we committed to partner with organizations to move from protest to policy to redress these injustices.

Last week, we held our second in a series of free panel discussions on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The panel was moderated by Arthur Benjamin and included CEOs from diverse industries who discussed how they are ensuring that DEI is not relegated to a committee or a hear-today-gone-tomorrow task force.

If you were unable to join us, you can watch the replay of the panel discussion here. Registration is open for our next DEI panel discussion – DEI in Action – which will kick off our Re:Imagine Leadership Summit on April 28, 2021.

We hope that you, too, will remain committed to continuing to take part in these critical discussions this year and help us move from protest to policy.

 

 

Sheri Nasim | President & CEO

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