While more and more leaders are aware of the benefits of having a diverse and inclusive culture, many don’t know how to be an inclusive leader. As a speaker on generational workplace diversity, I experience first hand the challenges leaders have grasping inclusive leadership.
In my recent article, 6 Reasons to Be an Inclusive Leader <<LINK>>, I highlight growing trends that are driving the need for inclusive leadership. Inclusion is a new capability that leaders must fold into the other timeless leadership capabilities such as influencing, effective communication, vision casting, team building, etc.
Inclusive leaders not only embrace, value, and provide a sense of belonging to individuals, but they leverage individual differences as a competitive advantage.
In order for leaders to equip themselves with an inclusive capability, there are six questions that must be answered with a virtuous and resounding, “yes."
More specifically, employees feel included at work when they are…
As a result, inclusive leaders should demonstrate these three daily behaviors...
Leaders who embrace diversity and inclusion will find themselves properly equipped to thrive in today’s increasingly diverse 21st-century workplace and marketplace.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ryan Jenkins is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker and author on the topics of leadership, generational differences, and the future of work. He is the co-founder of SyncLX, which creates lasting learning experiences for companies' #1 asset, their people.
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