312: Dr. Judy Lubin – Leadership Has To Be Part Of The Change

How do we mold a company that is equitable and just? In this episode, Dr. Judy Lubin shares her insights on the changing role of leadership. She notes that many of the traditional ideas associated with leadership – such as being in an office – are no longer necessary for many workers. This has led to a change in the way leaders must engage their employees and other stakeholders.

Dr. Judy Lubin, PhD, MPH is a sociologist, racial justice advocate and founder and president of the Center for Urban and Racial Equity (CURE). Dr. Lubin has devoted her career to promoting equity for underserved and marginalized communities and has 20 years of experience working at the intersection of racial equity, institutional change, public health, and policy advocacy.

In order to maintain connectivity and community, leaders need to shift their mindset. Listen in to pick up on the valuable insights in this conversation with Denis and Dr. Judy!

In this episode:

  • Dr. Judy Lubin discusses how diversity is essential for creating an inclusive workplace and culture, which leads to equity.
  • Leadership is important in promoting equity and inclusion, as it can help organize thoughts and create a change in the process.
  • Leaders need to be able to listen, take on questions, and answer them in a way that makes people feel seen and heard.
  • Working towards diversity, inclusion, and equity is a process that results in substantive change.
  • Being flexible is important, as it allows leaders to listen and understand different perspectives.
  • Defensiveness among leaders hinders progress. Embrace the beginner’s mind and acknowledge the need for further learning.

Key Takeaways:

  • In leadership, it is essential to build equity and inclusion
  • Leverage the power of diversity and push for equity
  • Leadership is expected to be more diverse and inclusive
  • Build your reserves to show up authentically and at full capacity
  • Defensiveness hinders flexibility and innovation

Tweetable Quotes:

“Equity pushes us even further… Now that we have diverse representation, we are creating the space and the opportunity to leverage the power of diversity.” – Dr. Judy Lubin

“We don’t move towards equity without intentional and deliberate commitment, sustained commitment and being clear that we want to change things.” – Dr. Judy Lubin

“I fundamentally believe that if you are working towards equity and justice and inclusion, you have to be a leader, even though you may not call yourself a leader.” – Dr. Judy Lubin

Connect with Dr. Judy on Twitter and LinkedIn. Check out her website. You can also look into Center for Urban and Racial Equity.

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