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Creating Cultures of Inclusion
Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton are the New York Times best-selling authors of Leading with Gratitude, The Carrot Principle and All In. They own the global training company The Culture Works and work with organizations around the world to address employee engagement issues. Learn more at TheCultureWorks.com.
In times of crisis and uncertainty, those who can lead from a place of inclusion and high emotional intelligence will quickly differentiate themselves from those who cannot. As leaders, our teams and organizations are looking to us for inspiration and support during these critical times. How are we rising to the occasion? With these inclusive leadership practices, we can create cultures of inclusion where all voices are heard, and team members can realize their full potential.
With the on-going spread of COVID-19, and with preventative measures like social isolation, shelter in place orders, and telecommuting, employee engagement is more important than ever. It is vital that organizations preserve their talent and maintain leadership pipelines as we all rise to the challenge of facing the coronavirus head on, and employee engagement is the key to this. By implementing these tips, you will greatly improve the longevity of employees on your team, and even increase profitability for your company.
Creating and promoting a culture of inclusion is not easy–and it takes far more than getting the right mix of people together. We must achieve diversity first, and then we can foster a true sense of inclusion over time.
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Last week, Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon announced that starting on July 1, they won’t take any company public unless it has at least one diverse board member, with a focus on gender diversity. This may seem like small step. But in the world of finance, this commitment to gender diversity–from one of the biggest banks on Wall Street–is a giant leap.
“Intersectionality in the Workplace and the Advancement of Women Leaders,” a groundbreaking new white paper from Linkage, includes new research into the role intersectionality plays in the advancement of women leaders and outlines key recommendations for integrating intersectionality data into leadership development efforts.
This week, I took to the stage at IQPC’s CHRO Exchange to present Linkage’s latest research and discuss the link between inclusive and effective leadership.
Mitigating Bias in the Workplace: See It, Call It, Challenge It | 5 Takeaways on Creating Inclusion with Trudy Bourgeois
Creating cultures of inclusion is more vital to businesses than ever. Read our 5 takeaways from a recent webinar with Trudy Bourgeois on calling out bias and the importance of creating inclusive cultures.
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