Scaling Up Insights — Coach Panel with Lisa Ridley and Daniel Marcos
This week, Bill Gallagher, Lisa Ridley, and Daniel Marcos discuss the new developments that are happening in the World of Scaling Up and cover news topics related to what’s happening in the country.
Let’s talk about diversity in light of the recent police brutality attacks. It’s a tough topic because there are two white people and a Hispanic on the call, but the main point to drive home is how can we, as leaders, remove barriers for our people so they can thrive. We are seeing a profound social cost when we see a lack of respect and ignorance.
There is forced transparency happening. Images are being shown in the media that are very difficult to see right now, and that’s the point. Lisa is getting to hear some conversation topics she’s never heard before and it’s giving people a voice to speak.
We’re living in not only a pandemic right now, but also a social crisis. Daniel has lived in the U.S. for the last 15 years and has personally seen these things happen to him or people he’s known during his time here. It’s refreshing to have a voice, not just in the U.S., but also globally. People are marching all over the world against racism and police brutality.
Bill has always been a straight white male. There’s no changing that and Bill recognizes this privilege. He remembers when he was a minority in a remote part of Pakistan and he was the only person there who looked like him. Not knowing how to speak the language, he felt vulnerable, but this was not something he had to experience every day. He has a lot of empathy for what people of a different skin color or cultural background have to go through on a daily basis.