The challenges of the pandemic have brought quite a few outcomes in society such as the way we live, coexist, and of course work.
However, not all of us were ready for such unforeseen changes, and organizations and leaders weren’t the exception.

Today on the show, we welcome DEI advocate and thought leader, Joe Santana.

Throughout the conversation, you’ll hear Joe share some dynamic stories, stats, and facts about the future of the workforce, the behaviors organizations need to embrace to succeed in today’s business landscape, the different dimensions of work as a result of the pandemic, concrete examples on how leaders can prepare for potential outcomes, and more.

If you are looking for an up-to-date, informed approach to what the future holds for organizations, leaders, and employees, this episode is for you.

Thank you for tuning in! If you haven’t listened to episode 46 where Laura brings back a listener’s favorite – Black Success Built Together with Tracy Renee Williams, then go back and check it out!

In this episode, we cover:
-Why it’s important to think like a futurist.
-How DEI leaders can spot signals and new trends of the future.
-What a multidimensional workforce is.
-Unconscious bias training.
-How to become a CEO’s trusted advisor to influence even if you don’t report to the CEO.
-The effects of the use of AI in the HR space.

Resources and links mentioned during this episode:
-Visit Joe’s website at
-Connect with him via FacebookTwitter, and Linkedin.
-Read his book: Supercharge Your ERGs: 18 Tips to Power-Up Your ERG/BRG Strategy.
-Check out the ERG PowerTalk podcast.
-Find your Free Values Worksheet HERE and take action on what matters most today!

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More about Joseph Santana:

Joe is the Chairman of the CDO PowerCircle and the creator and host of the ERG PowerTalk podcast. The CDO PowerCircle is an association of diversity, equity, and inclusion leaders within highly respected companies that collectively generate nearly three-quarters of a trillion US dollars and employ almost one million people. The CDO PowerCircle helps these member organizations to develop visionary diversity leaders at all levels within their company. Joe’s also a futurist and a published author. 

His discussions aren’t just about old best practices. They’re about future insights that take listeners to a whole new level of thinking and learning. Thinking and learning that empowers your listeners to pounce on DEI opportunities and even turn obstacles into more opportunities in our new highly disruptive world.

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