Move Beyond Conventional Approaches To D&I To Help People Achieve Their Full Potential
Societies around the world are changing, as historically marginalized groups demand an equal seat at the table. Scientists have stepped in to show that this form of inclusion is not simply better for these groups—organizations and teams also perform better when they are more inclusive. And yet, the outcomes of diversity and inclusion initiatives have been underwhelming, and sometimes even counterproductive. Clearly, something isn't working—we have to go beyond policies, compliance, quotas, and metrics.
In this keynote talk, I offer a refreshing perspective on Inclusive Leadership drawn from my research on great leaders, the science of human nature, and my consulting and training work with leading corporations. I will offer a way to reimagine and reframe Inclusion by approaching it in a deeper, more authentic manner, from a place that is much more accessible to us all. I will show how the breakthrough in Inclusion comes when we can open leaders' hearts and inspire them to bring out the full potential in themselves and their people.