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The leadership training conundrum – a global reality check

Editor’s note: Veteran entrepreneur and investor Donald Thompson writes a weekly column about management and leadership as well as diversity and other important issues for WRAL TechWire. His columns are published on Wednesdays. Thompson of The Diversity Movement was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 Southeast Award winner.  Note to readers:...

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Black professionals’ gains in management are evaporating, report says – what are they to do now?

A new McKinsey & Co. study reveals that Black professionals are no longer being elevated to managerial roles at the rates they had been between 2020 and 2022. In other words, the minimal gains made after George Floyd’s murder and the widespread corporate commitment to doing better have evaporated. For Black professionals, it’s as if the last four years never happened.

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Life is now in constant warp drive – how we can cope, still implement change

Although we are all living in this era that seems like it is in constant warp drive, I have also tried to prioritize the emotional and physical health of my teammates and myself. Certainly, it’s not easy, especially with the many challenges constantly knocking at the door. Just like you, I am trying to figure out how to manage my life and abide by my own words: “live it well.” 

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