Season 5 Episode 10: DEI Leadership: A Conversation with Thought-Leaders

Season 5 Episode 10: DEI Leadership: a Conversation with Thought-Leaders
Season 5 Episode 10: DEI Leadership: a Conversation with Thought-Leaders

Jason Barger hosts an important and inspiring conversation from one of his past Thermostat Cultures LIVE events. In this dialogue about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leadership, he is joined by Kevin Clayton from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Ken Bouyer from EY, and Lori Turner from Leadership for Educational Equity.

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Jason introduces Season 5 episode 10 of the podcast, DEI Leadership: a Conversation with Thought-Leaders. Welcome back to the podcast on corporate culture and leadership and thank you for listening. We engage thought leaders like CEOs, CFOs, managers, VPs, directors, and more for this podcast. We wish to create content that engages your mind and heart and allows you to step back and think and add some positivity to your life. We deep dive into today’s topic.

We can’t control everything but what we can control is our response. Still a lot of work to do but wanted to remind the audience what is within our control is the temperature we create in the organizations and teams we work with. If you have a suggestion, please send it to

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Be sure to check out Thermostat Cultures live event happening Oct. 29th, tickets are available virtually as well as in-person here.

Remember, the best leaders, teams, & cultures stimulate progress by recalibrating their thermostat together.

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Conversations and micro-thoughts to engage your mind and heart.

A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families, or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker, and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.