WLW 016 Dr. Adam Fraser on The Importance of Diversity
Are you ready for a refreshing conversation about the importance of diversity that we don’t often get to hear? For too long now, the conversations around gender parity and diversity have largely been held by women and we don’t often hear from the men in this space who are standing with us and working alongside us to increase diversity for the benefit of all of us. In this conversation I talk with Dr. Adam Fraser about his work as an advocate for women as well as his area of expertise, which is high performance.
Dr Adam Fraser is a peak performance researcher who helps people strive to achieve better performance in everything they do. In his time he has worked with elite athletes and sporting teams, special forces soldiers and business leaders. Adam is also a very well-known speaker and best-selling author of 3 books.
In this conversation with Adam, we cover a number of things including:
- The biggest trend in Adam’s high performance research right now
- The way that our jobs and roles have changed and how this has led to increased anxiety and depression in the workplace
- The difference between innovative leaders and leaders who are stuck in the mud
- The entitlement of white males and their unconscious biases
- The importance of opening up the conversation with men about redefining modern masculinity
- How fear plays a key part in conversations with men around diversity
Here are 3 key takeaways from my conversation with Adam:
- Why our ability to handle struggle is vital to high performance and becoming a better leader.
- Why Adam believes the next big workplace challenge is around the entitlement of white males and their inability to sit with the struggle around their own biases and their own behavior.
- How we can use men who have daughters as an entry point to male behavior change and why Adam is optimistic for the future of gender diversity.
If you’re looking for a raw and honest conversation about white male entitlement and the importance of diversity, then listen in to this interview with Dr. Adam Fraser
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