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Episode 71
February 06, 2023

Leadership Development and DEI at Bloomin’ Brands

  • Karly McBride
Guest Speakers:
  • Cord McLean
This week, Karly speaks with Cord McLean, Director of Leadership Development and Diversity & Inclusion at Bloomin’ Brands, about inclusive leadership. In this episode, learn how guiding values at Bloomin’ Brands are fostered at all levels through community-oriented programming and emphasis on the journey.

(01:38) – Introducing Cord McLean
(03:05) – Developing a leadership philosophy and approach
(06:28) – Assessing and meeting people where they are
(08:24) – “CEO of Diversity” mindset
(09:56) – Employee resource groups
(10:38) – Series: Conscious Inclusion and Courageous Conversation
(11:55) – Success lies in the effort
(14:21) – Looking ahead
(16:23) – Connecting and learning about the Bloomin’ way

Find more information on Bloomin’ Brands at the following: The views expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the National Restaurant Association (Association) and its affiliates. The Association does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or suitability of any information offered. Listeners are encouraged to do their own research and consider the applicability and suitability of the information provided for their own individual circumstances.

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