• Congruence between statements and lived reality
  • D&I out of HR & CSR, move centrally with business strategy & hold exec leaders accountable for driving D&I outcomes
  • Publish bad Diversity Pay reporting data
  • Recruit for cultural add, not cultural fit
  • Challenging conversations and feedback
  • Figure out your why
  • Check & map your privilege
  • Unpack intersectionality
  • Review American Psychological Association framework


  • Revamp job descriptions
  • Leadership team
  • Anti-discrimination policies
  • Employee reviews


  • Psychological safety
  • Respect for people
  • 5 Ws


  • Mitigate unconscious bias at the systemic level
  • Close the wage gap
  • Non-exclusion of and flexibility for parents
  • Building awareness & offering education

“I believe that Agile is a brilliant, emergent response to help us thrive in our ever-increasingly complex, changeable and interconnected world. My current focus is coaching Leadership Teams to take up the Agile transformation that is theirs to do — on both a personal and group level. For many years I have been a passionate contributor to the discipline and profession of Agile Coaching and have trained many thousands of agilists in the knowledge, skills, and mindsets needed to coach teams and organizations to get full benefits of Agile. In 2010, I authored Coaching Agile Teams which is still a best seller 10 years later.”

The story of the five blind men and the elephant presumes that the author is enlightened and in fact can see the whole elephant.

Not sure there is a particular magic pill to remove the stigma of mental health. Removing the stigma of mental health requires more than merely an explanation - it requires the system itself to change about how we culturally treat those with mental health issues. This involves a combination of psychological safety, creating a sense of belonging, making it OK to share your story and being vulnerable, as well as acknowledgement of our unconscious biases, evaluation of our competing commitments and a committment to change through iterative habit formation based on behavioral science. This involves dismantling the current systemic structures.