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Welcome to System Overload, a streamed video segment focusing on the issues of the day.
In today’s second episode of “System Overload: How Change Happens,” host Kai D. Wright brings together two top business strategists—Bob Liodice and Laura Morgan Roberts—to discuss how to navigate change related to leadership and organization design, to accomplish tangible progress with diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Liodice, president and CEO of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), where he’s led the advertising, marketing and media industry for nearly 30 years, joins Morgan, associate professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, in sharing insights on the relationship between lexicon and which problems gets addressed, anticipating backlash to “wokeism” and the pace of change and progress in the ad world.
Language is an important element to change, said Morgan, who advises organizations through Alignment Quest. Specifically, she noted how barriers are tied to language use and how lexicon shapes how organizations navigate and solve issues related to DE&I, which she wrote about in her book “Race, Work and Leadership.”