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CHAPTER 3

WHAT ABOUT BIAS?

Hurdle: Bias

The Big Question

What deeply held beliefs do I have that no longer serve me?

The Big Lie

Staying blissfully unaware of biases won’t have negative consequences on my ability to be a high-impact leader or my ability to advance. I can handle it.

The Big Opportunity

Your formation and readiness as a leader will accelerate if you have awareness and continued curiosity about common biases and your own biases.

The Inner Critic at Work on Bias

One-up: “She is very friendly and nice. I wonder if she’s smart … ”

One-down: “I’m angry at the way I’ve been treated, but I’ll just swallow it. Nobody likes an angry ...

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