Flying your Freak Flag 2015 Forum on Workplace Inclusion

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  • Flying

    Your

    Freak

    Flag@joegerstandt

  • authenticity

    authenticity

    authenticity

    authenticity

  • Orbiting the Giant Hairball, Gordon MacKenzie

  • Bronnie Ware

    The Top Five Regrets

    of the Dying:

    A Life Transformed by

    the Dearly Departing@joegerstandt

  • Top Regrets of The Dying

    1. I wish Id had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others

    expected of me.

    2. I wish I hadnt worked so hard.

    3. I wish Id had the courage to express my feelings.

    4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my

    friends.

    5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

  • self censorship

    playing small

    covering

    downplaying differences

    conforming

    playing into expectations

    Fear of Being Different Stifles

    Talent (HBR March 2014)

  • 61% of the survey participants said

    they had faced overt or implicit

    pressure to cover in some way

    or to downplay their differences

    from the mainstream

  • 29% altered their attire, grooming

    or mannerisms to make their

    identity less obvious

    40% refrained from behavior

    commonly associated with a given

    identity

    57% avoided sticking up for their

    identity group

    18% limited contact with members

    of a group they belong to

  • There can be no

    happiness if the

    things we believe in

    are different from the

    things we do.-Freya Stark

  • 66% of these employees said that it

    significantly undermined their

    sense of self

  • 50% stated that it diminished their

    sense of commitment

  • @joegerstandt

  • Who are you?

  • What are you here

    for?

  • What is your gift?

    @joegerstandt

  • accomplishment

    adventure

    challenge

    change

    community

    connection

    creativity

    democracy

    discovery

    diversity

    equality

    fairness

    faith

    family

    friendship

    generosity

    gentleness

    global view

    goodwill

    goodness

    gratitude

    happiness

    harmony

    health

    integrity

    justice

    leadership

    love

    loyalty

    money

    patriotism

    peace

    personal growth

    power

    quality of work

    reliability

    resourcefulness

    respect for others

    responsiveness

    self-reliance

    service

    spirituality

    status

    success,

    tradition

    tranquility

    truth

    unity

  • Is there

    any

    evidence?

  • you need a team

  • A comfort zone is a wonderful thing

    to have, but nothing ever grows

    there.

  • What would

    you do if you

    were not

    afraid?

  • How will you help others?

  • Take up all of your space.

    1.awareness

    2.accountability

    3.adventure

  • Top Regrets of The Dying

    1. I wish Id had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others

    expected of me.

    2. I wish I hadnt worked so hard.

    3. I wish Id had the courage to express my feelings.

    4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my

    friends.

    5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

  • We need in every community a group of angelic troublemakers.

    Bayard Rustin

  • joegerstandt.comlinkedin.com/in/joegerstandt

    youtube.com/joegerstandt

    joe.gerstandt@gmail.com

    twitter.com/joegerstandt

    slideshare.net/joeg

    402.740.7081

    Thank

    you!

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