Invisible Stories Episode 6 with Tony Byers
On today’s episode, I speak to Dr. Tony Byers, author of The Multiplier Effect of Inclusion: How Diversity & Inclusion Advances Innovation and Drives Growth.
Dr. Byers is best known for leading and revitalizing Starbucks’ highly respected and successful Diversity and Inclusion function and programming. As Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Byers developed and led the company’s strategic direction to drive engagement, innovation, and business growth. He now speaks and consults worldwide on effective strategies for building support for diversity programs among senior leaders.
We have a fascinating discussion that weaves in and around how we tell our story and the impact doing so can have.
In this episode we discuss:
- Out of all of the knowledge you share in your book, people remember the stories the most we don’t have to use fiction or create a story, we can use the real story, so just tell it, tell it accurately, allow people to see themselves in that particular story, and if they can, they are positioned to make different decisions as a result of the lesson or the moral of that particular story.
- The power of someone coming up to after having spoken and saying That’s my story. You just described my experience.
- How, we as authors, must answer the question for the reader—why do I, as the author, care so much about the subject matter? Which is illustrated through being vulnerable and raw
Enjoy the episode!