Welcome to the first installment of People and Organizations. I started this monthly newsletter with the intent to serve as a resource of information, insights and ideas you can use to make a positive difference in your life and in others’. Each month I’ll share a combination of what I have found useful from my reading and viewing, content from my PFC colleagues, and articles I write. So, without further ado, here’s the roundup for this month:
What I’m Reading
1. Who won’t shut up in meetings? Men say it’s women. It’s not. (Adam Grant, Washington Post)
I saw a satirical cartoon last week showing a man cheerfully saying to a woman,“Let me interrupt your expertise with my confidence.”Prompted by Yoshiro Mori’s comment, Adam Grant says that if you think women talk too much,it might be because you expect them to talk so little. Recognizing this injustice, he says, is a step toward changing it.”
2. Losing Your Temper and Don’t Know Why? (Madeleine Homan Blanchard, LeaderChat)
There are seven possible causes of a sudden inability to self-regulate. They are tolerations, denial, emotional illiteracy, lack of self-care, burnout, extreme stress and medical issues. There are steps you can take for coping with each cause.
3. What Companies Who Want More Diversity Can Learn From the BBC (Siri Chilazi and Aneeta Rattan, Behavioral Scientist)
Ros Atkins is a BBC journalist who, in 2017, took a simple, evidence-based, approach to equal gender representation in TV, radio and digital content channels. Last year, two-thirds of BBC teams reached 50 percent women contributors.
4. The Secret to Building Resilience (Rob Cross, Karen Dillon and Danna Greenberg, HBR)
The authors’ research shows that resilience isn’t just an individual sport. It is “heavily enabled by strong relationships and networks.” Who knew?
6. How to Develop Sustainability Leaders (Yukiko Kuroda)
Most of us are familiar with what goes in developing commercial leaders. But when’s the last time you thought about the qualities and skills of sustainability leaders?
7. Setting Out on A Journey of B Corp Certification (Yukiko Kuroda)
“Certified B Corporations meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.” Today, there are only six Japan-based companies certified as B Corps. PFC intends to be the 7th. This is the first part of a series that follows our path to becoming a certified B Corp.