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Humanly Possible with Jason Patent

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

Are you ready to challenge your perceptions of power, privilege, and responsibility?

In this episode of the Beauty of Conflict, Susan and CrisMarie sit down with Jason Patent, cofounder of BridgeLabs, coach, and partner in leading inclusively, to talk about leadership, power dynamics, and inclusivity, subjects he dives into in his book, "Humanly Possible: A New Model of Leadership for a More Inclusive World." In this conversation, he delves into the nuanced dimensions of power, exploring both organizational authority and privilege, emphasizing the responsibility associated with privilege and the impact of intentional and positive actions. Jason, Susan, and CrisMarie address the complexities of societal systems, binary thinking, and the scarcity-driven nature of corporate environments and highlight the importance of top leadership buy-in for successful initiatives. In this insightful interview, he underscores the need for heightened awareness, the acknowledgment of privilege, and the intentional pursuit of actions that contribute to the development of inclusive workplaces.

Listen to this episode on the nuances of privilege, intentionality, and creating inclusive workplaces with Jason Patent!

About Jason Patent

Jason Patent has accumulated extensive experience in high-level leadership roles within intricate, multicultural settings. Having successfully coached and trained numerous leaders, he brings a wealth of expertise to the table.

Firmly grounded in a belief in the potential of humanity and the untapped possibilities for our species, Jason is the founder of JP Global Lead LLC. With 18 years of experience in prominent leadership positions in both the U.S. and China, he has held pivotal roles such as Chief of Operations and Chief of Strategy at International House UC Berkeley, Director of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership at I-House, Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins–Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies, and Director of the Stanford Program in Beijing.

Jason's influence extends globally, as he has coached, consulted, and delivered keynote addresses to over 3,000 professionals and university students from 30+ countries spanning six continents. His impact is felt across diverse platforms, having worked with CEOs, city leaders, and professionals whom he has trained to design and lead their own workshops. Renowned for his expertise, Jason has conducted hundreds of workshops on global leadership and diversity, equity, and inclusion, including notable appearances at the International Leadership Association, the European Association for International Education, NAFSA Association of International Educators, and the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education.

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Key Take-Aways

  • What some dimensions of power are and how they shape leadership roles.

  • What privilege is and why it is important to acknowledge the responsibility of using it.

  • How individuals are shaped by societal systems.

  • How scarcity-based environments impact decision-making and behaviors in corporate settings.

  • Why there needs to be intentionality in actions when creating positive workplace cultures and promoting inclusivity.


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  • Get a copy of Jason Patent’s book “Humanly Possible: A New Model of Leadership for a More Inclusive World here!

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CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke

Coaches, Business Consultants, Speakers and Authors of The Beauty of Conflict

CrisMarie and Susan work with leaders and teams, couples in business, and professional women.

They help dysfunctional turnaround teams into high-performing, cohesive teams who trust each other, deal with differences directly, and have clarity and alignment on their business strategy, so they create great results.

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