Lead with a balance of head and heart
Inclusive leadership is a balance of strategy, collaboration, relationships, goals, empathy, resilience, and inspiration. A strong leader connects with their team on a human level while setting the vision and path to success.
True leaders breed new leaders. By giving others an opportunity to thrive, grow, and leverage their strengths, they encourage employees to step into new opportunities.
Inclusive leadership often requires a flexible approach. That means experimenting with different management strategies and adjusting them for different team members. Leaders often need to challenge their own assumptions to provide an equal playing field. They should respond to their team’s needs and recognize what each person needs to reach their potential.
Here are resources and tools to increase the inclusion in your leadership style and help lift up all members of your team.