D&I Best Practice Articles

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How a Leadership Course Increases Workplace Inclusion

 Are your leaders well-equipped to handle the challenges that come with having a diverse workforce, or do you need to invest in a leadership course?  Despite our best wishes, not all leaders are instinctively or naturally inclusive. Being able to leverage diversity and produce tangible, profitable outcomes for an organisation requires know-how and experience.  A recent … Read More

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Workplaces Must Start Valuing Diversity 

It is imperative that workplaces start valuing diversity and should never take the difference and uniqueness of their employees for granted.  As inclusive leaders you should be constantly communicating with your diverse team about how much you value their presence and contribution in your organisation. Letting them know you care is key.   Valuing the diversity that your … Read More

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5 Tips To Leverage Diversity In The Workplace 

Diversity in the workplace is when your workforce is a dynamic bunch of people. They’re folks that come from different backgrounds, cultures, experiences, skills, genders, races, religions, sexual orientations and more.   And of course, there are many benefits to having a diverse workforce. Such as:   Usually, the more diversity in the workplace is, the higher … Read More

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Leadership Coaching Strategies that Promote Diversity and Inclusion

One thing I am certain of is that organisations cannot accomplish diversity and inclusion without investing in inclusive leadership coaching. A first step is for organisations to make establishing inclusive leaders a strategic priority.   While it is admirable to adopt training solutions for employees at all levels in the hopes of developing a more inclusive workplace; … Read More

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How to Create a Macro Impact D&I Strategy Through Micro Action

 If there is one thing I’ve seen time and time again in my many conversations with leaders, it’s that not only is D&I fatigue very real, it also becomes transparent in a workplace when there is a lack of focus and awareness on micro action.   Positive micro actions are evident in a workplace that is focused on holding leaders accountable to their daily words, behaviours and actions. It is in this repetition of their micro habits, where the whole picture comes together for … Read More

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Why You Don’t Need Unconscious Bias Training and What to do Instead

Yes, you read that correctly – you and your organisation do not need unconscious bias training.  Now, I know that unconscious bias training is one of the biggest buzzwords in the diversity and inclusion training programs space at the moment.   A decade ago, ‘best practice’ suggested that this training would help address gender balance and other diversity challenges. Although there wasn’t much evidence to show that it worked, frankly, there … Read More

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Why is Inclusion Important and Other Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a leader and you’re wondering ‘why is inclusion important’ then I want to take my hat off to you because you are taking a step in the right direction towards increasing inclusion within your workplace.  Creating an inclusive environment is one of the number one priorities of leaders the world over.  There are a couple of problems though.   … Read More