Follow the Leaders
Taking the first steps toward a well thought out, well rounded DEI program can be difficult, confusing, and uncertain. Your best strategy is to follow the path of those who have gone before you. Below are three insights and opportunities other CEOs have identified as critical to the success of the program you are considering:
1) Have thick skin. Be willing to get uncomfortable. Listening isn’t enough. Take action!
2) Start somewhere. Don’t over-complicate and avoid taking action due to over-analysis.
3) Ask a lot of questions. Read a lot of resources.
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