13: Chaka Booker | Supercharging Your Talent Strategy Through DEI

Regardless of what industry you may be in, the success of any organization hinges on the talent inside. And building teams through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion has been proven to lead to strong cultures and high performance outcomes.

By any measure, our world has always been diverse. But factors such as the global economy, shifting expectations of corporate social responsibility, and nationwide protests, all highlight that reflecting this diversity inside our organizations is both the smart and right thing to do. Many of us what to make change, but how do we get started?

For over a decade, Chaka Booker has crisscrossed the country identifying and developing talent. He has interviewed nearly 3,000 professionals from Fortune 500 companies, the military, leadership programs, and non-profit institutions. The start of how we make change may reside inside one of our most common business practices - how we interview talent.

In this episode, Chaka talks with us about how bias shows up in our interviews, why we should take a deep look at the term “culture fit” and how we can manage our organizations most important investment - our people.