Diversity is as much about differences in information processing and thinking as it is about demographics. It widens the talent pool and drives performance, creativity and innovation.
But it’s inclusion that’s the key to making diversity stick. It moves it beyond representation, enabling diverse employees to contribute and thrive. Inclusive leadership fosters an open culture where each individual’s unique talents, perspectives and expressions are valued. It involves role-modelling authenticity, prioritising psychological safety and building trust with others. In inclusive organisations, people feel that they really belong, even the voices we might disagree with.
• Strategically understand diversity and inclusion.
• Value and combine differences between colleagues.
• See trust and inclusion as central to collaboration, innovation and creativity.
• Recognise, engage with and champion the differences in your teams for better results.
Part 1: Cognitive Diversity
Part 2: Growth Mindset
Part 3: Managing Failure
Part 4: Psychological Safety
Different team members have different personal histories, skills and expertise. Everyone sees the world differently. One of the great rewards of being a good manager is to see those differences, value them and know how to enthuse each individual and combine their differences so that the team can collaborate at their best. This workshop will give you the language and the tools to bring inclusive behaviour to life so that you can confidently evolve your everyday interactions.
Individuals and teams with diverse thinking – a variety of experience, expertise and opinions – have higher levels of collective intelligence and are far better equipped to deal with complex problems. Cognitive diversity strengthens institutions and teams; it challenges hierarchies, encourages constructive dissent, and forces us to look outside of our echo chamber and think again about where the best ideas really come from. We’ll look at common blockers to cognitive diversity, such as rigid hierarchies and power structures, as well as modes of thinking, behaving and structuring teams so that you’re able to unleash the power of diverse thinking.
A growth mindset lets an individual grow and develop through dedication, hard work and purposeful practice and not just rely on given talent. It fosters beliefs, behaviours and habits that consistently deliver an open attitude to personal development. Cultivating a growth mindset culture is scientifically proven to correlate with high performance because it creates the right environment to unlock potential at all levels, enabling high performance to thrive. We’ll explore how you can use it to help you scale new heights.
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Craig Smith, Head of Learning and Employee Experience, Babcock International
Rebecca Keeble, Talent Manager,
Marks and Spencer
Roger Minton, Head of Leadership Development, Anglo American
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