Cook Ross Leaders to Present at 2016 National Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference

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“Leading in a Time of Fear” panel to cover the impact of fear in the workplace at 2016 National Diversity Women's Business Leadership Conference

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“Leaders can no longer pretend that these incidents do not impact our employees and our organizational community.” - Howard Ross, Founding Partner

Leadership from Cook Ross Inc., a certified woman-owned consulting firm that specializes in organizational cultural development, will be leading a panel session at next week’s 2016 National Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference held in Baltimore, Md. on Oct. 10 and 11.

During their “Leading in a Time of Fear” panel session, Howard Ross, founding partner, and Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale, principal consultant, will help participants identify the psychology and neurobiology of fear, examine the impact it has in the workplace and determine what leaders can do about it.

“Today’s world causes extreme amounts of stress and fear in our society. Incidents like shooting of black men and women by the police, race or political agendas, Islamophobia, anti-immigrant hysteria, and so many more events have left our collective culture reeling,” said Howard Ross, founding partner, Cook Ross. “Leaders can no longer pretend that these incidents do not impact our employees and our organizational community.”

The 11th annual conference celebrating women in leadership is themed “No More Glass Ceilings: Dispelling Myths, Removing Organizational Barriers & Equipping Women With Executive Traits to Ensure Leadership Success.” Expected to attract 400 attendees, the conference aims to support the leadership and executive development of women of all races, cultures and backgrounds.

“I am honored to participate in this conference and look forward to helping attendees deepen their knowledge of how fear is impacting their employees,” said Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale, principal consultant, Cook Ross. “By understanding the science behind fear, and examining its impact on themselves as leaders, women can enact intervention strategies to effectively manage workplace fear.”

The “Leadership in a Time of Fear” session will take place from 2:30-4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10.

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About Cook Ross
Founded in 1989, Cook Ross Inc. is a certified woman-owned consulting firm that specializes in organizational cultural development and transformation, leadership and diversity & inclusion issues. Cook Ross’ work is centered on a deep evidence-based understanding of human consciousness at the individual, group and organizational level. The nationally-recognized team of 40 full-time employees is based in Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. As a company, Cook Ross consultants have worked on client projects in 47 of the 50 United States and in dozens of other countries around the world, serving universities, hospitals, associations and Fortune 500 companies, among many other organizations. Learn more about Cook Ross at http://www.cookross.com.

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