Douglasville, GA – The social unrest of last year has forced everyone, including business organizations, to take a good, honest look at themselves.
Lawrence Henderson is the founder of BOSS Consulting, an organizational leadership development firm specializing in culture coaching, training, speaking and facilitation.
“We need leaders to be in thoughtful in how they meet the challenges of this moment,” says Henderson. “I work on the uncomfortable things from a training and development perspective for organizations. I’m sharing a dialogue with people around values, beliefs and attitudes.”
Diversity is being invited to the dance; inclusion is being asked to dance. Henderson adds to that “Tenacious Inclusion:” allowing everyone to have a song on the playlist.
“They believe I'm coming to help them with diversity, equity and inclusion, but what I really do is assess whether you're even ready to have these conversations,” says Henderson. “I don’t believe in powerful questions; I believe in necessary questions, and we have got to get to the heart of the matter.”
Henderson says it’s in the accountability where people begin to experience discomfort.
Henderson describes himself as a “comfort-disrupting teddy bear.” As the son of a preacher, and a former army officer, his intention is always to support the whole person.
“My values are steeped in my faith, and I also believe military service enhances excellence, respect and integrity,” says Henderson. “The reason I got into this work is that culture is the mortar and the bricks of an organization. We have to go from aspirational to actionable.”
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