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Speak Effectively to Diversity in Your Own Voice (VIDEO)

See John Robinson, chief diversity officer at the U.S. Department of State, speak at DiversityInc’s November 2010 learning event about the need for an organization’s senior leaders to set the tone for diversity and inclusion and to make their commitment is “visible and specific” to their workforce. “It should be personal,” he says. “You should tell your own story and be sure to say to your subordinates that they are accountable to you, and they should know it. Your commitment should be expressed routinely, the same way that you would check budget issues or other things in your strategic plan.”

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7 Comments

  • I was just about ready to hear the rest of Mr Johnson’s discussion when it was cut and/or truncated far too short. Where can one get a written account of his talk and/or the rest of the video?

  • I was just about ready to hear the rest of Mr Robinson’s discussion when it was cut and/or truncated far too short. Where can one get a written account of his talk and/or the rest of the video?

  • Anonymous

    I enjoyed the 2 minute clip and plan on sharing it with our Executive Staff but would love to have a audio copy of the entire presentation.

  • Anonymous

    It is much like any leadership; if the leadership has no stake or a personal investment in diversity it does very little to change the organization because those in the organizaiton can see based upon expressed values and expected responses to those values by leadership

  • I enjoyed the clip. Is there anyway to get the entrie portion of it.
    Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    When I was employed and even now as self employed, I have had to let our story be known by substituting them in our story: imagine…. This has been effective in awakening awareness in the minds of the majority about how minorities really feel about certain issues.

  • I appreciate this article and I will use it to prepare students for their employment decisions. The entire video would be most helpful.

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