As companies celebrate Black History Month and the contributions African Americans have made to the overall history of this great country, there is a difference between remembering and honoring. This difference requires individuals to move from mere knowledge to action. Our CEO, Doug Harris, sees honoring as an action that transforms facts and past experiences into change and possibility. In this series, Doug asserts that to really honor the contributions of African Americans is to maximize all that history teaches as well as the action it requires.
In this introductory vignette, Doug outlines what maximizing history entails. The continuum he outlines is designed to spark a new celebration beyond pictures, quotes, and declarations. It begins with knowing the history and begins again with achieving on that history. Join Doug in the conversation of maximizing history to create better outcomes.
While this series was borne out of a celebration of Black History, Doug believes the universal concepts are relevant to people of all races, backgrounds, and genders. Let’s maximize our history by going beyond the celebration to individual contributions with a focus on collaboration. Unity is more than a concept but a way of being.