Courage: Inclusive Leadership in Action
What do you need to do to accelerate your diversity and inclusion results?
Inclusive Culture – without it there is no point to diversity. Diversity and inclusion is linked to all people strategies – but do your leaders understand the practical day to day connection?
How do you create an inclusive culture? Most leaders GET the power of diversity and inclusion and will be passionate in their support. But do they know what they have to do in managing their teams every day?
You need a ‘PULL’ strategy – Courage: Inclusive Leadership in Action has been designed specifically to enable leaders to understand and know how to PULL difference through your organisation!
This is the next step – for organisations that recognise that understanding bias is not enough!
Why do you need to focus on INCLUSION?
INCLUSION is way broader than our traditional paradigm of ‘diversity and inclusion’. INCLUSION fits with EVERY people strategy – and can be elevated. Inclusion is way more business relevant because leaders can apply the ‘HOW TO’ and see results straight away.
‘Diversity’ strategies without a focus on ‘inclusion’ (ie the ‘how to) WILL NEVER WORK!
Diversity + Inclusion = Real Progress.
Inclusive leadership is the enabler to diversity- but also ENGAGEMENT, INNOVATION and COLLABORATION
Reframing ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ strategies with a broader lens on INCLUSION elevates the conversation to something a lot more powerful than the cringe factor (let’s be honest here!) that many leaders have because they have to ‘tick the box’ on diversity.
Because INCLUSION is what also leads to engagement, innovation and collaboration. What we have learned is that leaders want ‘all of the above’ …however, the secret is they don’t know what they have to DO to achieve this.
The Truth about managing ‘difference’
INCLUSION is about leveraging ALL of your human capital. It’s about each and every employee having a real voice. It’s about managers on the ground relishing difference of opinion, style and approach – because your leaders understand that even though difference can be annoying and harder to manage – it’s what they need to do to get better RESULTS!!
The practical “HOW TO” of inclusive leadership is the key
Not the words. We can all talk the talk. The key is SHOWING leaders how to walk the walk. We have to stop expecting them to just know!
Inclusive leadership is not intuitive in an environment where we have learned to lead in command and control environments. Most leaders GET the power of diversity and inclusion and will be passionate in their support. But do they know what they have to do in managing their teams every day?
Managing difference is not easy – we need to empower managers on the “how to”!
One off workshops DON’T work
For those of you who have worked with emberin and our programs, you know that one of the secrets to success is that the learning is ‘staged’. We have worked with leaders over time and seen the results of consistency and persistency.
This is what we know for sure….
The story behind the creation of Courage: Inclusive Leadership in Action
Courage: Inclusive Leadership in Action is based on 10 years of experience in talking to leaders about the ‘how to’ of inclusive leadership across industries.