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Month: October 2020

An Interview with Tiffany Jana, CEO TMI Consulting Inc & Partner at Now Partners

An Interview with Tiffany Jana, CEO TMI Consulting Inc & Partner at Now Partners

 

Dr. Tiffany Jana joins the show to talk about equity gaps in the workplace. Equity is about making sure that everyone has the tools they need to succeed. Is everyone in your workplace just as likely to succeed and get a promotion? Most likely “no” because of the collective injustice that has taken place over time is affecting the workplace. Leaders and companies have the tools to make things right that were once wrong in service of greater justice for all. By optimizing your workplace culture through diversity, equity, and inclusion, your employees will feel a fantastic sense of belonging. Plus, it’s essential to understand the areas of opportunity to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

In This Episode:

  • [00:55] Meet Dr. Tiffany Jana, and hear how Tiffany’s mother is a pioneer in the diversity space around the world. 
  • [03:20] Dr. Tiffany reveals the evolution of diversity and inclusion in the workplace – The quantitative and qualitative approaches to measuring equity in the workplace. 
  • [09:55] How Loom The Culture Map works and what types of things it will measure about diversity, equity, and inclusion.  
  • [11:55] The strategy conversation that needs to happen for diversity training to work.
  • [19:00] The importance of Chief Diversity Officers and how their role can be best utilized.  
  • [26:15] The challenges that Dr. Tiffany needs to overcome with clients as they go through diversity work.

Key Takeaways:

  • Everyone has the right and should have the opportunity to earn an honest living doing what they love. 
  • Visionary leaders should build space to create inclusion and create greater diversity to cultivate a healthy workplace. 
  • It’s important to allow the best of all identities to actually show up and come to bear on the solutions that your business is trying to create. 
  • Loom The Culture Map will allow your organization to retain top talent through proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies.
  • All diversity work starts at the individual level. One person can derail any sort of change process. 

Meet Dr. Tiffany Jana

Dr. Tiffany Jana is the CEO of TMI Portfolio, a collection of companies working to advance inclusive workplaces. TMI Consulting, a TMI Portfolio company, is a 2018 Best for the World B Corporation. Jana is also the coauthor of Overcoming Bias and the second edition of the B Corp Handbook. Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify and Stop Microaggressions (BK, March 10, 2020), offers a pathway to a more inclusive, respectful society. Learn more at subtleactsofexclusion.com

Resources:

Subtle Acts of Exclusion 
Dr. Tiffany Jana on LinkedIn 
Loom The Culture Map 
Loom The Culture Map on Instagram 
TMI Consultin

An Interview with John Montgomery, Lex Ultima & NOW Partners

An Interview with John Montgomery, Lex Ultima & NOW Partners

During John Montgomery’s time in the startup world, he realized that there was a certain charisma of all the best leaders – they would emanate a field of consciousness and create a flow state. When your business is in a flow state, you attract all of the best employees, customers, and investors. An infectiously positive work environment will be a complete game-changer for any business. While observing these CEOs and organizations, John learned that companies that adopt sustainable principles provide five points greater return per year to investors than their conventional peers. Plus, businesses that lead from the heart will have more engaged employees and half of the turnover as their competition.

In This Episode:

  • [01:00] Meet John Montgomery. John reveals the journey behind his career and the inspiration for his global movement of business as a force for good.
  • [16:15] What John learned after observing a dozen successful CEOs and organizations.
  • [26:15] The importance of meeting Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in an organization and why leaders should not be fear-based. 
  • [47:40] The inspiration behind John’s book and documentary to touch on the spiritual change that is necessary for our world.  
  • [53:55] Conscious leadership is people who are committed to waking up, growing up, cleaning up, and showing up. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Leaders in a startup environment will emanate a field of consciousness that is harmonious and effective for peak performance. 
  • A flow state will make your business a magnet for success – you will attract the best customers, investors, and employees. 
  • An infectiously positive work environment is the secret to gaining market share, beating the competition, and increasing profits.  
  • When you’re a visionary, you can easily be ten or twenty years in front of the market. 
  • Leading from the heart will give you employees that are twice as productive, twice as engaged, and half of the turnover.

Meet John Montgomery

John Montgomery is a corporate lawyer whose current project is producing a full-feature documentary film, Awakening a Force for Good, about the global movement of business as a force for good. Here is a link to the trailer: https://vimeo.com/386398166 The password is “4good”.

John’s firm, Lex Ultima, provides transformation management to boards of directors, senior executives, and stockholders to help them adopt the triple-bottom-line approach to business necessary to become a benefit corporation and leverage its advantages. He also provides transformative executive coaching to senior executives through Lex Ultima and the Center for Creative Leadership, where he is an adjunct executive coach and is a partner with NOW Partners, a global management consulting firm.

A corporate lawyer since 1984, Montgomery served as a co-chair of the legal working group behind California’s historic benefit-corporation legislation and is a leading authority on this new corporate form. He is co-founding director and President of the Benefit Company Bar Association and co-founding director and Secretary of the Conscious Leadership Guild. Montgomery also serves on the advisory boards of B Lab Europe, The Purpose of the Corporation, Reporting 3.0, Vista Caballo, and Trimergence to help develop new approaches to capitalism and leadership. 

Prior to starting Lex Ultima in 2017, Montgomery co-founded Chrysallis, a behavior change company, in 2010 (acquired by Aduro in 2016) and founded Montgomery & Hansen, a prominent Silicon Valley corporate law firm, in 2003. Montgomery also founded Startworks Ventures, a benefit capital firm that has provided seed capital to new businesses since 2007, and is the author of Great from the Start: How Conscious Corporations Attract Success.

Resources:
John Montgomery on LinkedIn 
NOW Partners
NOW Partners on LinkedIn 
Center For Creative Leadership 
Reinventing Organizations 

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