Main CEOs with conviction
After months of coping with an unprecedented crisis, our communities and businesses were shaken by another tragic, but this time too familiar event. After the senseless and unnecessary murder of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, was videotaped, the US finds itself in a familiar cycle of grief, rage, and protest that affects the black community and everyone who cares about justice.
However, as we saw during the crisis, executives reinforce their beliefs and values both their employees and their stakeholders. We see a variety of ways in which CEOs and other business leaders have their say. While you choose different paths and focal points, we find your statements authentic, courageous, informative and insightful. Best of all, they take a personal and clear stance – which creates credibility and encourages action.
What CEOs say about diversity, inclusion and unrest
While we are all sorting out recent events and figuring out how to best respond, we wanted to share with you some of these statements that we find useful and in some cases inspiring.
- This is what other CEOs say about the unrest.
- Second, if you want to know what to do next, we found a website for CEO's action on inclusion, diversity, and belonging.
- Finally, you may have seen what we shared and asked managers not to be afraid of the subject and how to conduct this difficult but important conversation. You can find it here.
Sometimes great changes have to be brought about in times of pressure and crisis. If this tragic murder has a silver lining, I hope it is time for us to change our perspective sustainably and significantly, speak with genuine empathy and work together to create a world where this cannot happen again. I think we can do better, and I know that many of you do too. These posts give me hope that this time may be different.
What changes are you making to drive permanent change?
– –David Grossman
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