What is code-switching, and what are its pros and cons? On this episode of Stories from the Field, author, podcaster, facilitator, polymath, and third culture kid Tayo Rockson shares how code-switching showed up in his own life as the son of a diplomat, and how he learned to achieve a balance between acclimation and authenticity. We also discuss how leaders can help those outside the dominant culture feel seen and heard, and why it’s time for all of us to get comfortable with being vulnerable.
LEARNING HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS EPISODE:
· How code-switching both benefits and hurts outsiders
· Why perfectionism is hurting leaders and how to model vulnerability
· How DEI practitioners can stay focused on their purpose
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