Are You a Change Agent?

Reason #4: Changing for the Wrong Reasons 

What are the deep motivations driving you? What is at the very heart of your work?

Sometimes I ask my clients “why?” to the point of irritation: Why is inclusion critical for your organization’s success? Why is fairness or equal opportunity something to strive for? Why do you want to end institutional racism? Why is advocating for equity for LGBT employees and families your mission? Why should anyone else — especially those not directly impacted by those initiatives — care?

Most can’t answer the deep questions.

For many years, I couldn’t answer them either. I thought I could, but I wasn’t fully aware of the core assumptions, values and beliefs driving my work. I thought the answers were obvious, which is why I got so frustrated when others didn’t see or get it like me.  Click here to read more 
This post is part of a monthly series that shines light on five beliefs about what gets in the way of our change. These posts aim to equip you to neutralize these destructive forces in your life, your work and the world you love.

About the Author:

Susana Rinderle, MA, CPC, President of Susana Rinderle Consulting, LLC, is a trainer, coach, facilitator, writer and diversity & inclusion professional committed to human evolution, equity, and social justice. She helps people communicate effectively across differences and translate their good intentions into positive impacts, and she equips organizations to create inclusive environments where brilliance and excellence flourish.  She was a featured speaker at TEDxABQ 2012 in Albuquerque. Her talk was titled “Diversity is Necessary for Human Evolution”.


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