Inclusive leadership is the capacity to manage and lead a heterogeneous group of people efficiently, while respecting their uniqueness in an empathetic, bias-free way. It’s an alternative leadership style that rules out discrimination, bias and favor based on color, race and other protected characteristics and allows employees to feel valued for their own input.
Why is Inclusive Leadership relevant? We live in a diverse business world. There is diversity not only in the workforce but also in the customer base that businesses serve. Inclusive Leadership balances all of these elements, in fact, inclusive leaders implement strategies with open and non judgemental mind to bring the best results possible. Research shows, that when done correctly, many benefits arise: better performance, more collaborative atmospheres, and better overall decisions.