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Men, Gender Equality, and Fear: It’s Time for a New Approach (Part 3)

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The challenging combination of men’s heightened confusion and fear regarding gender issues at work, along with the glacial rate of change in gender balance at the most senior levels of leadership in companies, cry out for innovative thinking and new strategies for driving change. The first two installments of the three part-series on Men, Gender Equality, and Fear: It’s Time for …

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Men, Gender Equality, and Fear: It’s Time for a New Approach (Part 2)

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Incremental progress toward realizing gender parity in leadership, coupled with men’s widespread fear of harassment accusations spurred by the Me Too movement, together make a compelling case for new thinking and strategies for achieving gender equality in the workplace. Part One of Men, Gender Equality, and Fear: It’s Time for a New Approach identified 7 elements that distinguish a new …

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Men, Gender Equality, and Fear: It’s Time for a New Approach (Part 1)

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The Me Too movement has shone a spotlight on the scale of harassment in the workplace and catalyzed new norms of accountability. It has simultaneously spawned widespread fear among men. LeanIn’s recent survey findings What Women Are Up Against at Work showcases the problem with 6 in 10 male managers reporting discomfort interacting with women in everyday work activities, such …

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Overcoming Biases Requires Humility, Not Value Judgments

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In the U.S. today, bias has become a value judgment. In reality, it’s an adaptive function of human biology. Bias results from our ability as humans to learn, to hardwire learnings into long-term memory and to retrieve those learnings in order to respond instantaneously to familiar situations. While these instinctive reactions meant the difference between life and death for early …

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