The Small Business HR Podcast

Ep. 40

40. Creating Unique Paths to Success for Diverse Talent w/ Darryl Mobley

In episode 40, we sat down with Darryl Mobley to talk about the challenges that diverse employees face that limit or impede their productivity on the job.

Darryl L. Mobley

CEO and Founder
Catapult Leader

In this episode, we sat down with Darryl L. Mobley, CEO and founder of Catapult Leader, to talk about the challenges that diverse employees face that limit or impede their productivity on the job.

During our discussion, we talked about:

  • The unseen, unspoken barriers and stresses that people of color and other diverse employees face in their daily lives.
  • The importance of raising awareness to these challenges and acknowledging their impact on productivity.
  • How each unique challenge correlates to behavior(s) that limit a diverse employee’s path to success.
  • Ways that employers and HR people can assist diverse candidates and facilitate greater opportunities for success

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I believe that the next big great civil right is a job that changes your family. I know that my kids have lived a different life than I grew up because of the job that I took careerwise. Now I worked hard and did all the stuff you’re supposed to do but the fact is that job at that company changed the arc of my life which meant it changed the arc of my family.”

Darryl L. Mobley

If you have a horse, it can be the fastest horse in the world but if you keep loading it with weight, it runs slower and slower and slower. You want it to run fast. You want it to do what it does. You want to do fantastic things. That weight on its back, we have to acknowledge it."

Darryl L. Mobley

That's the negative power of colorism. It makes you feel less than. I am not as good as____.”

Darryl L. Mobley

Most people don’t want your sympathy. They don’t want your pity. They just want to have it right whatever right is. So if you approach it from that standpoint - “you’re not better than me, I’m not better than you, my goal is to facilitate your success” - that is an incredible relationship.”

Darryl L. Mobley

It’s hard not to see success and more productivity among your team, your company, your organization if the people who are doing the work know that you want them to succeed and are going to work tirelessly to succeed.”

Darryl L. Mobley

I encourage people just to be conscious in your outreach, conscious in your efforts to assist, conscious in your efforts to facilitate success, and then measure yourself.”

Darryl L. Mobley

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