Interculturally Competent Leadership

  [caption id="attachment_629" align="aligncenter" width="300"] http://goo.gl/2IBGP4[/caption] If an organization wants to be more inclusive, how leaders behave will determine success or failure. Leaders set the tone for others to follow. It is said that employees expect four things from their leaders or managers: meaning or direction, trust in and from the leader, a sense of... Read More

Traits of Inclusive Leaders

Members of a Diversity and Inclusion Council completed the following sentence: "Leaders in an organization are being inclusive when...." They are walking the (diversity) talk and modeling inclusive behaviour. They are taking part in both formal and informal processes that support the development of an inclusive organization. They understand community expectations and hold their staff accountable for... Read More

Diversity is No Guarantee of Success

Just because a team is diverse -- having people with different perspectives, race and cultural backgrounds -- is no guarantee the team will be effective. A recent analysis of the composition of top management teams by the Centre for Effective Organizations (part of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California) has... Read More

Diversity, Inclusion Boost Innovation, Organizational Strength

Diversity, Inclusion Boost Innovation, Organizational Strength Diversity and Inclusion was the focus of the recent Credit Union Leadership Forum Edu-Leader learning event for senior leaders to increase organizational effectiveness.  Stuart Levine writes that leaders face many challenges to diversity and inclusion. Often the most important one is insider/outsider dynamics within the organization. "Insiders, who are... Read More

RoadMap 2030: View from the Private Sector

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6OKbHbhrIk] The business community has been dealing with issues of diversity for many years, with many successes to show for their efforts. What can the public sector learn from business about collaborating with diverse communities, and leveraging the talent, resources and networks of these communities? And in what ways can public policy around diversity support... Read More