Bias is everywhere. While we cannot completely eliminate it, we can make efforts to become more aware of them, work hard to reduce them, and to minimise the impact they have on our organisations and the people who work within them.
By identifying 7 essential skills - conviction, clarity, accountability, authenticity, allyship, strength, and vulnerability - the book offers an all-in-one resource to help you explore the topics of inclusive leadership and the role of leaders in addressing bias within a global context. Chapters are grounded in theoretical frameworks while mini-case studies and self-reflective exercises are presented throughout, making this ideal reading for anyone in a position of leadership, leadership development or those in DEI initiatives. Likewise, this is a comprehensive resource for executive students, particularly as it enables students to reflect on their individual and organisational journeys towards inclusion along with key features such as additional reading, a glossary of essential terms and practical take-aways and learning points.
This is not a book about ’fixing the minority’ or asking people to ’lean in.’ This book is about addressing the structure, culture and practices through inclusive leadership - not just to achieve the outcome of a more diverse workforce, but also for leadership development; a leader who is more inclusive is also a better leader.