Newsletter – June 3, 2020
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How to manage when things are not okay
We are in a moment of reckoning.
I sat down to write on Friday, May 29th. I started with a list of names: Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Dreasjon Reed, George Floyd, Tony McDade.
By the time I sat down on Monday morning, there was already another to add to the list: David McAtee.
Seven names. Seven incidents of murder, terror, and injustice. Seven names to add to a list that spans more than four hundred years.
We know that many leaders and managers are wrestling with what to do and how to respond. We are, too. While we—The Management Center—can’t undo the harms of nearly half a millennium of the degradation and dehumanization of Black people in the United States, we can help envision a path forward for managers and leaders. We can create and share tools for managers that honor the humanity of their teammates—especially those who are Black, including Black women, Black queer and trans folks, and Black people with disabilities.
Toward that end, we’re sharing two things: first, our best advice to managers and leaders for navigating through this time (including other helpful reads and resources), and second, some reflections from Jerry Hauser, our CEO.
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