Inclusive Leadership is increasingly being recognised as a defined leadership style. One that is intentional in its pathway to creating inclusive workplace cultures.
For a long time, the Public and Community sector has failed to recognise how defined and definitive inclusive leadership actually is. We’ve expected leaders to just ‘get it right’ – having risen up through the ranks of an organisation, leaders suddenly find themselves managing diverse teams including people from different nationalities and different backgrounds. And we expect leaders to intuitively know how to do this well. We think that’s wrong.
At Above Difference, we’ve combined inclusive leadership theory with cultural intelligence to create programs that empower professionals to lead inclusively with cultural intelligence. Why? Because 30 years of research tells us that leaders define culture. They dictate the culture of an organisation or team, which in turn, directly influences how included, valued and seen people are in their workplace.
We take that fact very seriously. Our work revolves around creating inclusive leaders who understand how to use their cultural intelligence to leverage the diversity in their organisations and their teams to produce the best outcomes, the best services for the people they work with and the people they serve.
We help leaders who recognise their role in leading inclusion, show them how to be innovative and being creative about inclusion, to fully understand its purpose, and enable them to focus on how they make their teams and their organisations feel like good places to work for everyone.