The Trojan Horse Problem of Diversity And Inclusion

It’s not unusual for people to think Diversity and Inclusion promises one thing and delivers something else.

Find out why people will use this to disengage.

Here’s some key topics covered from this episode:

Why this problem is more common than you think

How this differs from the classic “bait and switch” scam.

What I learned from my clients’ experiences

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Here’s some key takeaways from this episode: 

People think they are going to get something hidden that they don’t want

Someone pulled a Trojan Horse on them in the past. “

People think they are going to open themselves up to something sinister

They had an initiative that wasn’t properly executed and it came along with something they didn’t want.

People think that’s going to be the end of everything

I spoke about the then Chairman of Tesco, John Allan who suggested that white men were an endangered species in UK boardrooms. “

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