The Mid-Career GPS Podcast

Breaking Your Ego Defense with Katherine McCord

April 18, 2023 John Neral Season 3 Episode 153
The Mid-Career GPS Podcast
Breaking Your Ego Defense with Katherine McCord
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Katherine McCord has dedicated her career to growing inclusion and better people operations for everyone. As someone passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, Katherine creates safe spaces for people to discuss, learn, and grow personally and professionally. 

 

In this episode, Katherine gets on the mic with John to discuss why we shouldn’t be afraid of unintentionally getting DEI initiatives wrong, what it’s like to be on the other side of the HR desk knowing that HR has no power in certain organizations, how to deal with ageism in your career, and why we could all benefit from being more like her grandmother. 

 

Connect with Katherine McCord – Website | LinkedIn | Career Launch Live 

 

Key Topics & Time Stamps: 

·      Introduction (0:00)

·      Get John’s Free Career Guide (1:45)

·      Meet Katherine McCord (3:15)

·      Being Neuro-Physically Diverse (6:45)

·      Being Afraid of Screwing Up DEI Initiatives (10:15)

·      Break Your Ego Defense (11:25)

·      Dealing with Human Resources (HR) (16:45)

·      Tips for Dealing with Ageism in the Workplace (19:45)

·      Being Like MiMi (22:00)

·      Not Setting Career Goals (25:30)

·      Katherine’s Mid-Career GPS Advice (28:00)

·      Connect with Katherine McCord (29:30)

 

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Introduction
Get John's Free Career Guide
Meet Katherine McCord
Being Neuro-Physically Diverse
Being Afraid of Screwing Up DEI Initiatives
Break Your Ego Defense
Dealing with Human Resources (HR)
Tips for Dealing with Ageism in the Workplace
Being Like MiMi
Not Setting Career Goals
Katherine's Mid-Career GPS Advice
Connect with Katherine McCord