Six Ways JEDI Allies Can Perform like Olympic Athletes

Inspiration and leadership lessons on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Team Canada runners (L-R) Andre De Grasse, Brendon Rodney, Aaron Brown, Jerome Blake

Photo by Stephen Hosier/COC

Have you been following the Tokyo Olympics? I've loved watching the incredible displays of athletic ability, but I've loved even more the perseverance, determination, sense of accomplishment, and sheer joy in the athletes who haven't medaled.

As I heard the athletes' behind-the-scenes stories, I saw parallels between their roads to the Olympics, and companies' journeys to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI). Here are some character traits and allyship lessons I took away from Tokyo 2020: