Leadership

Inclusive Leadership is a journey not a final destination

This week I presented at the TetraMap® UK Development Day on inclusive leadership. The presentation followed-on from a paper I co-authored with Anne Clews, Head of Performance Learning at Curium Solutions, entitled Empowering Inclusive Leaders for a Diverse World. In the last five years there has been significant discussion on the topic of Inclusive Leadership. Bothwick and Sweeney’s book Inclusive Leadership published October 2016 followed by Frost and Alidina’s book published this month entitled Building an Inclusive Organisation  shows discussion…

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Get on Board: Why diversity on boards matters

This week I attended the University of Leeds Council Meeting, from the other side of the table. What do I mean by this? I used to be a member of Council as a Student Union Officer in 2003-2004. November last year I was asked to become a Council member (equivalent to a trustee). I was filled with joy. You may think, why? Firstly, it was my alma matter, so I was honoured. Secondly, as I run my own business it’s…

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Six Wellbeing at Work Trends for 2019

Wellbeing at Work last year Here we are as another year begins. 2018 saw wellbeing at work come to the forefront with board-level discussions and senior leadership teams taking the lead with a focus on mental health in the workplace. For me, the wellbeing at work highlights of 2018 were increased numbers of staff receiving Mental Health First Aid training, financial wellness programmes and digital detoxes,  There was also an increase in workplaces encouraging the use of mindfulness through classes and/or promoting…

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Eliminating Disability Discrimination: Celebrating Disabled People through The Big Purple Light-Up

Eliminating Disability Discrimination On 3rd December 2018 International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD) was celebrated. IDPD was established by the UN in 1992 to recognise the contribution of disabled people. The theme for this year’s IDPD was “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. Workplaces have a key part to play in removing barriers and enabling equal participation for disabled staff to thrive. It goes beyond being complaint with the law, to actively creating positive systems.  Disability…

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Colourful cups stacked in a pyramid to show inclusive workplaces.

8 Practical Ways to Build an Inclusive Workplace

For Inclusion Week 2018 I am delighted to have Andrea Goodridge from Ad Florem as a guest writer for Diverse Minds. Here are her eight practical ways to create an inclusive workplace. In today’s workplace, great leaders recognise that diversity is an asset and that people’s differences are a strength and not a weakness. Barriers based on gender, race, religion, sexuality, physical ability, and even the different ways we all process information and learn are being broken down. But there’s…

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