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May 29, 2021 46 min

He's written a book, he's filmed a documentary. All around one simple (but powerful) message. Your life matters.

Our guest today, D. John Jackson shifted gears from being a fortune 50 corporate leader, to dedicating himself to speaking to and for the underrepresented and marginalized groups in the world.

We get into how black men are categorized into three buckets growing up - "entertainers, athletes or on the wrong side of the law". And how John looks to change the narrative on this.

The concept of “embracing difference” and how the world needs a (massive) dose of this right now.

How there are so many people out there who are “invisible”. How they get to that point and the impact of taking a small step to acknowledge their humanness.

The importance in leadership of "digging into" the individuals on your team and understanding their full experience.

How (even if we don’t realize it) we are showing more respect to certain individuals than others.

How we grossly underestimate the number of people we impact on a daily basis.


To connect with D. John Jackson:

Website -

Buy the Book "What About Me: Walking the Tightrope as a Black Man in America"  -

Instagram - @d.john_jackson

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