The inclusive leader
Leadership in the 21st-century demands organizations move beyond diversity alone to harness the potential that comes from inclusion. If diversity is “the mix,” inclusion is making the mix work by leveraging the wealth of knowledge, and perspectives in an open, trusting, and diverse workplace.
Organizations with a reputation for inclusiveness become magnets for top diverse talent. In turn, that talent can better tap markets’ potential, spark greater creativity, and propel the innovation that helps organizations distance themselves from their competition.
But inclusion is a challenge in itself. Even leaders who fully embrace the business case for diversity—understanding that homogeneous teams, although easier to manage, are more likely to result in “group think”—often feel unprepared to be inclusive.
Based on data from more than 2.5 million assessments, The Inclusive Leader identifies the traits, abilities, and specific competencies that help leaders to become more inclusive in their own thoughts, perceptions, and actions──and to inspire an inclusive mindset in others.
Click here to read this report from Korn Ferry Hay Group