3 Things Managers Can Do to Confront Microaggressions Head On

Your goal isn’t to automatically have all the answers — it’s to surface topics in your blind spots and learn more about them

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One of your direct reports asks for a private meeting. You expect to hear about an update on one of their projects and are caught off guard when they say

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Sarah Soule, Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior, Pamela Levine, Learning Experience Designer & Lori Mackenzie, Lead Strategist for DEI, Stanford GSB