Inclusive leadership requires a balance of courage and humility. Making the choice to put yourself in situations that can be uncomfortable is a risk—one that ultimately benefits you and your organization. Humble yourself by being vulnerable but not to the point that it hurts your credibility as a leader.
- Inclusive leadership requires a balance…of humility and courage.…Making the choice to put yourself in situations…where you aren't the expert can be uncomfortable…and requires taking a risk…which means you have to have the courage…to allow yourself to be vulnerable.…But after taking that risk, you'll find it ultimately…benefits you and your organization.…Let's start with humility.…The literature on leadership routinely cites being humble…as a core characteristic of a strong leader,…leading an inclusive team is no exception.…
When I say humility,…I'm referring to an overall attitude…or approach of recognizing you don't have all the answers,…or that your way isn't the only way to accomplish a goal.…I'm not implying that you shouldn't take credit…for the great work you and your team accomplishes.…You don't have all the answers…and you don't have to.…Or in the words of my father,…you don't know what you don't know.…This just means that there's a whole lot out there…that isn't on your radar…and not just you sitting across from me,…
- Define “inclusion”.
- Recall the negative impact of unconscious bias.
- List five tips to help you keep an open mind.
- Recognize the benefits of humility.
- Identify the role of an ally.
- Name two effective strategies used to collect feedback from a team.