Thinkers50 Radar 2022: Robert Livingston

Robert Livingston

Robert Livingston is a social psychologist and leading expert on the science underlying bias and racism in organizations. He is also a diversity consultant and lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School. His work examines an effective approach for achieving racial equity in the workplace and society.

On 31st May, Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove interviewed Robert Livingston as a part of the Thinkers50 2022 Radar LinkedIn Live series, in partnership with Deloitte.

In this recap of his presentation at RTRX 2021, he discusses his PRESS model (Problem Awareness, Root Cause Analysis, Empathy, Strategy, Sacrifice), how it applies in real life situations like weight loss and racism, and the effects of systemic racism and white privilege on hiring practices and organizations.

The Conversation

His book, The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth about Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations, is shortlisted for the FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year award.

Robert Livingston


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