Inclusive Leadership

Why Inclusion?

Research into effective diverse workforces shows that it’s the environment created by an organisation’s leadership that enables its employees to perform to the best of their abilities

Organisations that nurture inclusive cultures, where all voices are heard and all perspectives considered, enjoy improved levels of productivity, customer satisfaction and employee engagement.

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Improved Performance and Productivity

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Increased Motivation

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Improved Collaboration

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Improved Innovation and Creativity

Inclusive Leadership

Today’s global marketplace requires a more diverse workforce – one that can maximise its’ collective experience to create competitive advantage. This in turn places fresh demands on leaders to create a working environment where difference can flourish and everyone can bring their best game to work every day.

“Diversity is the mix,
Inclusion is making the mix work”

– Andrés Tapia, best-selling author of “The Inclusion Paradox”

Inclusive leaders must commit to the development of diverse talent pipelines and, above all else, have the moral courage to challenge and break down barriers. Our workshops approach Inclusion from two angles: Championing Change and Aspiring Female Talent.

Championing Change.

Our Championing Change workshops can be tailored to suit individuals or teams and focus on personal, departmental or strategic behavioural change. Our workshops will help you explore how to:

  • Value difference in the workplace
  • Develop and nurture inclusive behaviours
  • Champion and initiate cultural change
  • Enhance your ‘Leadership Shadow’; this is a new concept of reflecting on leadership in a way that would develop and encourage gender equality. If we want our leadership to make a difference, we must understand our own impact — the shadow we cast. The challenge is that it is hard to see our own shadow — its shape, clarity and reach.

The path to lasting performance improvement on any priority — like gender balance — starts at the top. What we say; how we act; what we prioritise; and how we measure together determine what gets done (and what doesn’t).

Aspiring Female Talent

Nurturing and empowering female talent requires specific skills. Our ‘Aspiring Female Talent’ programmes are designed for individual talent strengthening and strategic considerations around managing inclusivity in talent pipelines. Our workshops will help you to explore how to:

  • Strengthen brand, reputation and confidence
  • Develop powerful networking skills that mitigate bias and stereotyping
  • Develop strategies to ‘change the game’ and challenge cultural norms
  • Exercise ‘The Leadership Gym’ by stepping up to the plate

Our practical approach to changing behaviour will help your leaders find new ways of working that will break down barriers and maximise the investment you make in your people. Talk to us about how we can help you develop the qualities needed to make your organisation more inclusive.

For more information, please contact:

Senior Consultant

Johanne is a Senior Consultant responsible for designing and delivering development solutions to our clients across the globe.

She has spent her career developing expertise in the improvement of performance through people both as an Army Officer and a Senior Leader in the world of Organisational Development. Johanne is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and served as an officer in the Royal Military Police for 10 years.

Her civilian career in retail, the media and professional services comprises senior management appointments in Talent Management, HR, Learning & Development and Consultancy. She has an MBA and is qualified to use the Judgement Index™ and EQ-i 2.0 profiling tools.

Consultant

Kathie is a consultant experienced in delivering leadership and management skills development and emotional intelligence to a range of blue chip organisations across the globe. She was awarded an MBE for her work on Training Needs Analysis and project design of the Military Annual Training Tests, which have successfully been used worldwide supporting soldiers in operations for the past 10 years. Kathie has 20 years’ military experience as a training and educational specialist, including Governmental training support to the Defence Forces of Brunei and Jamaica.

Kathie was HM Sultan of Brunei’s Training Design Advisor for 2 years, delivering and designing his No 1 Defence Priority, the Defence Academy. MA ‘Educational Technology’ Research on Emotional Intelligence, with Distinction. She delivers Training in Project Management and Emergency Relief with recent work in Kenya and Haiti.

Kathie also has a role as Deputy Chair of the NATO Gender Committee, enables working cross Governmental and cross Nation States. The role in Gender brings an understanding of the Gender Perspective, involving delivering Conferences on behalf of UK Government (Foreign Secretary/Defence Secretary). Work published in Journal of Gender and Development.