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Laura Morgan

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Your Working Life - Laura Morgan Roberts

Your Working Life with Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Laura Morgan Roberts talks about race in the workplace and the power of feeling connected.

22mins

15 Feb 2021

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Ep47 University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor, Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts

Redefining HR

31 Jul 2020

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Ep 175. Laura Morgan Roberts: Race, Work, and Leadership in Pandemic Times

Work and Life with Stew Friedman

Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts is a  Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and an expert in the science of maximizing human potential in diverse organizations and communities. She has published over fifty research articles, teaching cases, and practitioner-oriented tools for strategically activating best selves through strength-based development, workplace equity and inclusion.  Her influential publications in the Harvard Business Review and the Academy of Management Review on diversity, authenticity and leadership development have been recognized by Thinkers50 “On the Radar” (2018) and the Academy of Management. Laura is the 2020 inaugural recipient of the Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Award for Societal Impact. She has edited three books: Race, Work and Leadership; Positive Organizing in a Global Society; and Exploring Positive Identities and Organizations.In this episode, Stew and Laura talk about microaggressions, code-switching and the powerful, practical ideas in her HBR article, Working from Home While Black.  The pandemic’s breaking of the wall between home and work has had unintended negative repercussions for Black employees.  They talk about what it takes to be an effective ally in acting to produce change, including concrete strategies that move us toward sustainable racial justice at work and beyond.  Here then is an invitation, a challenge, for you, once you’ve listened to the conversation.  What small step might you take to speak truth to power in ways that advance our collective interest in a more just society, starting with the people in your work life.  Write to Stew to let him know: friedman@wharton.upenn.edu, or connect with him on LinkedIn.  While you’re at it, share your thoughts with him on this episode and your ideas for people you’d like to hear on future shows.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

51mins

24 Jul 2020

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Covid-19 Dispatch: Laura Morgan Roberts

HBS Managing the Future of Work

How can businesses move from awareness to action on systemic racial discrimination?  In a wide-ranging discussion, Laura Morgan Roberts, an organizational psychology expert and professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, says it begins with frankly acknowledging the extent of the problem, fostering open discussion, and committing to meaningful change, both internally and in the wider community. As she notes, business schools have a long way to go as well.

52mins

21 Jul 2020

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The ExecMBA Podcast #129: Special Edition with Professor Laura Morgan Roberts

The ExecMBA Podcast

In this special episode of the ExecMBA and Experience Darden podcasts, we catch up with Professor Laura Morgan Roberts. Earlier this week, we connected with Laura via Zoom to talk about her experience facilitating a conversation in her Leading Teams course about the killing of George Floyd, the nationwide protests that followed and the social issues implicated by these and other recent events. During this wide-ranging interview, Laura shares how her research interests and lived experience inform her approach to these dialogues, why it is so hard for people to talk about race, and the important role students play in creating opportunity for these conversations.

50mins

12 Jun 2020

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Experience Darden #67: Special Edition with Professor Laura Morgan Roberts

Experience Darden

In this special episode of the ExecMBA and Experience Darden podcasts, we catch up with Professor Laura Morgan Roberts. Earlier this week, we connected with Laura via Zoom to talk about her experience facilitating a conversation in her Leading Teams course about the killing of George Floyd, the nationwide protests that followed and the social issues implicated by these and other recent events. During this wide-ranging interview, Laura shares how her research interests and lived experience inform her approach to these dialogues, why it is so hard for people to talk about race, and the important role students play in creating opportunity for these conversations.

50mins

12 Jun 2020

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Toward A Racially Just Workplace with Laura Morgan Roberts

Love in Action

These are extraordinary times. In addition to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are once again experiencing the pain and conflict arising from the killing of an unarmed black man at the hands of a white police officer. The country is yet again being forced to face its painful history of systemic racial prejudice towards people of color, and people everywhere are rightfully demanding meaningful change. The issue of racism goes beyond the killing of George Floyd, however. It is a “we” problem, and it's going to take all of us to speak up, speak out, and be a voice for change. As business leaders, we have to confront the injustices that we see at work and put the spotlight on what's happening inside our corporate walls. This week’s show is a replay of an episode in which Laura Morgan Roberts addresses the issue of racism in corporate America, and offers powerful solutions for all of us. Professor Laura Morgan Roberts is an expert in diversity, inclusion, authenticity and identity development. She chats with Marcel Schwantes about her recent article, Toward a Racially Just Workplace, and tackles what is seemingly the most uncomfortable conversation in the work environment. After President Obama was elected, a popular consensus was that American society had moved beyond racism in the workplace. [4:37] Research shows that only 8% of managers and 3.8% of CEO’s are of African American descent, which is concerning as it does not reflect the global population. [7:29] Marcel asks Laura why she thinks there is such a small percentage of black leaders. “What has been persistent over time is a practice of sort of betting on familiarity… giving those new opportunities… to people who remind us of our younger selves. And so when the people who are in the leadership positions are the ones we're doling out those opportunities to… they're also more likely to be alarmed… when someone who doesn’t share aspects of their experience messes up… You’re not given the same freedom to fail when you’re a person who exists on the margins,” she explains. [10:08] Two key dynamics that pose challenges for black leaders in the workplace are authenticity and authority. [12:38] Many black leaders have stories in which people in mentorship roles have tried to steer them in completely different paths, “with very little knowledge or data of what they were truly capable of,” Laura adds. [16:51] Laura admonishes leaders to “get real”: external occurrences affect organizations internally. “There's no… concrete wall that sort of segments the organization and protects it from whatever is happening in society around inequality and exclusion and oppression.” [20:30] Oftentimes conversations about diversity and inclusion initiatives turn into ego defensive arguments, which inhibits exploration of avenues for productive coexistence. [26:19] “If you want to understand how to be more inclusive, you can’t just sit around and talk to the people who already feel included,” Laura says. Leaders should take themselves back to experiences where they felt excluded and ask themselves what others could have done to make them feel included. [37:27] The “secret sauce” in truly promoting greater racial diversity, inclusion and equity is the heart. [41:15] Laura offers advice for the African American professional wanting to grow as a leader. [43:27] Marcel asks Laura why she thinks fear is so prevalent in the workplace. She replies, “We structure our organizations in ways that trigger people's feelings of scarcity… and when people are operating in that dimension of scarcity they’re triggered… they're really afraid because they're feeling incredibly vulnerable.” [46:40] Laura wants race to no longer be associated with fear, problems and challenges, and would much rather it be embraced. [50:26] ResourcesToward a Racially Just WorkplaceAdvancing Black LeadersLaura Morgan Roberts on LinkedIn | TwitterLauraMorganRoberts.com

1hr

11 Jun 2020

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How Laura Morgan decided to create an online course based on her parenting + homeschooling technique

The Myla Sweet Podcast

Laura Morgan explains how she is always learning and how learning impacts her as a parent. She explains how supportive friends validated her strength and helped her turn it into her online course company Brass Tacks. Contact Laura: lauralarae@gmail.com BUY laura's courses at : brasstacks.thinkific.com. .----------------------------------------JOIN FB Group: Homeschool From The Heart ----------------------------------------------BUY THE COURSE: mylasweet.thinkific.com ---------------------------------------------- EMAIL ME: myla@mylasweet.com -------------------------------------------- --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mylasweetpodcast/support

25mins

4 May 2020

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THE DR. VIBE SHOW - LAURA MORGAN ROBERTS AND ANTHONY J. MAYO - RACE WORK & LEADERSHIP - NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE BLACK EXPERIENCE - OCTOBER 16 - 2019

The Dr. Vibe Show

Race, Work, and Leadership is a rare and important compilation of essays that examines how race matters in people’s experience of work and leadership. What does it mean to be black in corporate America today? How are racial dynamics in organizations changing? How do we build inclusive organizations? Recently, Laura Morgan Roberts and Tony Mayo, two of the three editors of Race, Work and Leadership were on our show. During our conversation, Ms. Roberts and Mr. Mayo talked about: – Some of their backgrounds and how they ended up working together – The story behind the book – An historical perspective on race, work and leadership in the American workforce … What has changed? What has not changed? – The effect that affirmative action has had on race, work and leadership – Today’s younger African Americans not having the same opportunities that younger African Americans had thirty years ago – The status of diversity and inclusion in today’s professional work world and what can companies do to push it forward – If affirmative action still necessary – The effects that the wealth gap and affirmative action has on race, work and leadership – Glass ceiling vs. glass cliff – What African Americans want from the corporate environment – Why are companies resisting more African American leadership in the workplace – What role do white men and women have in preventing the advancement of African Americans in the workplace – What needs to be done to make progress with this topic Laura Morgan Roberts is a Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School’s Gender Initiative. A thought leader in diversity, inclusion, authenticity and identity development, she is the coeditor of Positive Identities and Organizations and Positive Organizing in a Global Society, and the author of numerous research articles, teaching cases, and practitioner-oriented tools, including influential Harvard Business Review articles. You can find out more information about Ms. Morgan Roberts via: Website Facebook Twitter University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Linkedin Tony Mayo is the Thomas S. Murphy Senior Lecturer of Business Administration in the Organizational Behavior Unit of Harvard Business School. With Nitin Nohria, he is the coauthor of In Their Time and Paths to Power, both published by Harvard Business Review Press. You can find out more about Mr. Mayo here. You can find out more information about Race, Work And Leadership via: Website Visit The Dr. Vibe Show™ at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/ Please feel free to email The Dr. Vibe Show™ at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page here God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Dr. Vibe

1hr 6mins

22 Oct 2019