Challenging the Status Quo at Work with Jane Watson

For this week’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Jane Watson. Jane is the Senior Director, People Partners at Klick, Founder of the Aperta Project, and a Master’s candidate in Concordia’s Human Systems Intervention program. Over the last 15 years, she’s worked with companies in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, including regional and national leadership roles in Human Resources, and a role on the executive leadership team of an innovative, fully remote tech start-up. She writes about organizations, culture, and the changing nature of work at

Here are some of the topics we discussed:

  • Why it’s so easy to misinterpret communication when you’re working remotely
  • How organizations can shift their mindset when it comes to remote work
  • Why all emotions can be useful in the right context
  • Why leaders need to foster participatory leadership from all levels and champion voices that are marginalized
  • How you may be contributing to the results and behaviours that you are seeing around you
  • Why 70% of sexual harassment complaints go unreported
  • Understanding why culture can’t be designed but is rather an outcome of the behaviours and interactions that occur in your organization

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Show Notes:

Dr Jennifer Freyd: Institutional Betrayal and her project on Institutional Courage 

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