John Amaechi OBE is a respected organisational psychologist, best-selling New York Times author and CEO of Amaechi Performance Systems a consultancy that partners with organisations to help leaders move from being transactional to transformational — he’s also an openly gay Black man. Praise be! Today, we talk about his love of libraries, why the LGBTQ community isn’t really a community after all, the attendant anger that comes with any awakening, his take on the Golden Rule, why it's a good thing for Black people to achieve success within The System and the moment he realised he could be a Jedi.
“The Golden Rule is actually the Narcissist’s Charter. I never treat people how I want to be treated because I want to be left alone with wine. The best charter is the one where we treat people the way they need to be treated.”
"Being in the system is powerful because it shows that there are pathways for being ordinary and successful — and the narrative for Black people is if you’re not exceptional, you don’t stand a chance of being ordinary."
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