Discussion Questions Around Expanding the Conversation
with Jaime B. Hansen
- This book talks a lot about entrepreneurship and designing your own work day/life/ideas. But is America still a country of entrepreneurs or have we become one more of employees?
- Affirmative Action has been a great help in helping people who have ‘started from behind’ to catch up and excel. What are the positives and negatives of leveraging affirmative action policies in the work place?
- Where does capital and financing come into play here?
- How can Millennials – who are not (yet) leading companies – make their voices heard in this conversation?
- In addition to cultivating an atmosphere of failure and encouraging all employees to try different stretch roles, what else can executives in a company do to expand this conversation and include different perspectives in the bigger decisions?
- Does it matter if we’re talking about a male executive v a female executive?
- If data has shown that women tend to be less assertive (either by nature or nurture), once a male leader knows this, should he cater to this behavior and intentionally seek out the thoughts of his female employees or is the onus on them to overcome such behavior?